Prepping To Sell During Quarantine

Prepping To Sell During Quarantine

Now that you’re stuck indoors for the foreseeable future, you may be wondering how you are going to fill your time. If you have plans, or are just considering, putting your house on the market when this is all over, now is the best time to get it ready! What better way to pass the hours and be productive than preparing your house for sale? While some checklist items may be obvious, there may be a few to-do list items you didn’t know about. Here is a list for you to get your house ready for sale!

Start Outside

On those gorgeous sunny days or during a break in the rain, take advantage of being outdoors without breaking any local rules. With snow melting away and trees, flowers, and grass responding to more sunlight, now is the best time to spruce up the outside. If you have a power washer, clean your siding and any sidewalks or driveways attached to your home. Boost your curb appeal by prepping your lawn for warmer weather and touching up any landscaping.

Make Any Repairs

Take care of whatever repairs you can that don’t require an unnecessary trip to the store. Or use the curbside pickup available at many stores to get supplies. Swap out old lightbulbs, fix that window that keeps jamming shut, and patch up any holes or scrapes on your indoor walls.

Make Your Home Inviting

If you have any paint on hand, give your front door a fresh coat and add a new floor mat (order online or curbside pickup!) for a quick and easy face lift. If a potential buyer doesn’t feel welcome approaching your home, they likely won’t want to live in it.

Declutter Your Home

This is the best time to realize how much you actually use items in your home. If you’ve been stuck indoors for several weeks and you still haven’t used an item, add it to your donate or toss pile. Not only is this great to help prepare for sale, but it will help your mental health while you are stuck inside. Clearing clutter is extremely beneficial for many reasons, and it will make your move that much easier.

Clean & Organize Your Home

After you’ve decluttered, it is time to clean and organize. When someone tours your home, they want to feel like it can be theirs. If your home is scattered with items and there is barely room to walk around, it will be hard for them to picture themselves living there. Having your items cleaned and organized will also help you when it is time to pack and move on!

Eliminate Odors

You are probably craving fresh air anyway, so why not spend those sunny days with every window in the house wide open! This will help eliminate any residual odors you aren’t aware of and it can help keep air flowing while you are using chemical products to deep clean your home.

If you have any questions about how we can help you get ready to sell your home, give our office a call at 907-789-5858. We would be happy to talk logistics with you during this uncertain time. Stay safe!

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