6 Things To Know When Preparing Your House for Sale

Selling your house can be a long process navigating the paperwork, logistics, and memories, especially if you’ve lived there for a long while. How can you get your house into a like-new state so that it’s ready for the spotlight?

At Professional Home Buyers, we buy houses in Wichita, KS, and nearby communities. Our home staging experts share some tips below to improve your chances of a quick sale.

Start From the Inside

Always begin preparing your house for sale from the inside. During the listing process, you will want to keep the indoors as clean and tidy as possible as you fix everything up.

#1. Find Your Documents

You will need several documents to sell your property. If you don’t have them on hand, you can make them, ask for a copy, or order them. The documents will include:

  • Property tax records
  • State disclosure forms
  • Homeowners’ insurance proof
  • Mortgage payoff statement
  • Records of repairs and maintenance

You may also need HOA documentation (if applicable).

#2. Declutter, Depersonalize, and Deep Clean

Neutralize décor around your property to appeal to the widest range of tastes by doing the following:

  • Update lighting and fixtures
  • Declutter and clean each room
  • Organize and remove personal items
  • Deep clean your kitchen, bathrooms, and other high-traffic spaces
  • Repaint and restore elements of your property to something neutral
  • Deodorize rooms known for stronger odors, like bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms

When you remember why people sell their houses or may buy yours, knowing which changes to make becomes simpler.

#3. Note or Resolve Maintenance Needs

Unless you plan on selling your property as-is, you may need to pay for serious repairs and maintenance. Could your homeowners’ policy cover professional repairs by licensed and insured providers if they fall under policy restrictions? 

Remember to document all repairs and maintenance for the negotiation with your buyer.

Make Changes Outdoors

When preparing your house for sale, take a look at the general state of your landscaping and exterior maintenance. Enhanced curb appeal sits well with potential buyers.

#4. Deep Clean Outdoors

While your roof, walls, and sidewalks are all exposed, a deep cleaning can make them seem brand-new. Exterior cleaning experts employ eco-friendly cleaners and tools to make your building’s facade shine.

#5. Check the Electrics

Are there light fixtures outside? Clean out and change the porch light, but consider that some other lights may need professional care, such as:

  • Spotlights
  • Step lights
  • Floodlights
  • Garden lights
  • Bollard lights
  • Downlights

#6. Care For Your Lawn

Before you break out the gardening fork, you don’t need to install a new flower bed!

Just get your grass to a proper height, trim trees and bushes, and clean the yard edges.

We Buy Kansas Homes!

Are you having some trouble preparing your house for sale? Professional Home Buyers can buy your property as-is. We make cash offers and strive to close quickly so that you can focus on relocating after selling your house.

When marketing your property in and around Wichita, Kansas, call Professional Home Buyers first at (316) 202-1628 or visit our contact page!

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