11 Things To Do Before You Sell Your Home

11 Things To Do Before You Sell Your Home

11 Things To Do Before You Sell Your Home
Get all the required repairs done in the home before you show your house to buyers. (Dreamstime)

Selling your house could be as difficult a task as buying it. So, if you are planning to sell your house and are not clear how to begin with the process, read through the following suggestions.

Make the first impression

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They say “first impression is the last impression”. The first impression of your home could be a crucial move towards finalising your deal. Make sure you present your home in the best light to a buyer in the first meeting itself.     

Price it right


You may want to get the best deal for your house, but do not quote a price which is too high for your property. First, compare the prices in the market, research about the price trends and before demanding. A real estate advisor could help you to acquaint with the price of your property.

Check your papers


The first thing to do before you start the process is to find, check and collect all the legal and civic documents that were created at the time of the purchase. Make sure all the documents are ready and complete to avoid any last-minutes hassles.   

Clear the dues


Make sure all your dues which are related to your property such as electricity and water bill, lease amount or property tax, etc, are clear. Not doing so can land you in a fix during the transaction process and may even spoil the deal.

Choose the right advisor


If you are planning to sell your home through a real estate advisor, ensure they have a good track record and understand your requirements. A local advisor can assist you in selling your house in a better way.

Schedule the right dates


Have a clear idea about the timeline within which you want to sell your house, and be ready to hand over the possession to the new buyer on a prefixed date. Following a timeline can make the whole process smoother.

Click your house pictures

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If you are planning to sell your house via social media or real estate listicle websites, it is always better to click in-and-out images of your house and post them in the portals. Beautiful images of your home can give the perspective buyer an insight into the property. It can also be a helpful source for increasing the number of buyers interested.

De-clutter your home

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Clean your house and de-clutter it of any unused or extra articles. Also, organise your wardrobes and other storage spaces and try to highlight more empty space. Any buyer would notice available storage spaces in the house, as they are one of the important segments of the house.

Fix the fixtures

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Get all the required repairs done in the home before you show your house to buyers. Check for any electrical fault or water leakage. Get your home painted if it needs a dash of shine.

Focus on kitchen and bathroom


The kitchen and the bathroom of your house could be a deal-maker or breaker. So, re-model them with some latest designs, if possible. This investment will definitely add value to your property.

Take your home out of your house

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While showing your house to buyers, you are offering them their future abode. This is why it is suggested you clear your personal belongings at display from the house. Give buyers time and space to have a close look at the house and feel every corner of it.


Last Updated: Sat Jun 18 2016

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