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How To Sell Your Home, Part 1: Inspections, Upgrades & Repairs

Just store It | May 29, 2019

Whether you’ve accepted a job in a new city, need a bigger home for your growing family, or a smaller home after your children have grown and moved out, it’s important to take the appropriate steps to help your house sell as quickly and for as much money as possible.

Follow our new blog series that gives you a guide to sell your home. In the meantime, start getting things packed and put in a storage unit to prepare. Find a Just Store It! location near you and reserve your storage unit today.

 

Inspections

Stay ahead of the curve by hiring a home inspector before a potential buyer does. A pre-listing home inspection will make you aware of any issues beforehand so you can fix them and get your home sold faster.

This will also give you a better idea of the condition your home is in so you know exactly how much it’s worth. Having this information will help you during the negotiation stage with any potential buyers. Plus, if you’ve already been made aware of issues and have repaired them, you know that it shouldn’t affect the value of your home.

Make Repairs

One of the most important things you’ll need to do to help your house sell is to make repairs where you know they’re needed. If your gutters have seen better days, make a point to call a maintenance professional to have them cleaned or replaced. Make sure faucets don’t leak, doors fit correctly in their frame, and windows are properly sealed.

These are just a few examples of the types of repairs you may need to make on your home, but your home inspector will be able to give you a list of specific issues that your home could have that need to be repaired. Remember, repairing these things beforehand will help you sell your home quicker and at a higher value.

Invest In Small Upgrades

While you’re doing repairs, it’s not a bad idea to make small upgrades as well. Painting is one of the most affordable options for updating the look of your home. Freshly painted baseboard, moulding, and doors are also a great way to make subtle upgrades.

Making other small improvements like installing more contemporary light fixtures of faucets will also help improve the value of your home. You don’t need to invest in huge renovation projects, but it’s likely that there are a few outdated details of your home that could use upgrades.

Maintain Curb Appeal

The very first thing potential buyers will see when arriving to view your home is the exterior of the property. Make sure your grass is green and mowed, hedges and trees are pruned, and think about planting some flowers to add some extra appeal.

 

Now that you’ve made some repairs and improvements to your home, it’s time to start decluttering your home and preparing it to sell. Stay tuned for Part 2 of our blog series to learn more, and find a Just Store It! location near you to rent a storage unit and keep your belongings safe before, during, and potentially after your move.