Four Steps to Prep Your Home for Resale

Kitchen RenovationIt’s no secret that selling your home can be an extensive process. But you do not want to spend too much time preparing.

As we head into the summer real estate market, here are some quick steps in the kitchen ­– and in other rooms in the house – that you can take to get your home ready to sell:

Clean Up

It may seem like an obvious one, but your home needs to be absolutely spotless before prospective buyers start walking through the door. Make a to-do list for all the rooms, as well as what to clean. Consider cleaning windows, repainting walls that are scratched, and cleaning grout and floors, especially in bathrooms and the kitchen.

Other things may include:

  • Kitchen: Wipe down appliances and countertops, dust cabinets, clean out refrigerator and mop the floor.
  • Bathroom: Clean mirrors and shower/tub, wipe countertops, mop floors
  • Bedroom(s): Wash linens, including any curtains, bedsheets and comforters, vacuum, dust
  • Living Room: Dust furniture, artwork, vacuum carpet

Make It Impersonal

Yes, you read this correctly! When homebuyers walk into your house, they want to envision themselves living there. So if you have a lot of personal items scattered throughout the house, they’re less likely to feel at home. Put away personal photos and art. This also applies to larger size furniture and most small appliances.

Increase Curb Appeal

Your home’s curb appeal will be one of the critical components to selling your home. It’s important to weed, trim the bushes and trees, mow the lawn and keep up with watering any flowers or shrubs.

Invest in Smaller-Size Projects

Never spend thousands of dollars on major renovations (think kitchen or master bath). Instead, consider smaller updates you can make to increase the house’s overall appeal. Perhaps your kitchen countertops need to be replaced. Or, maybe the bathtub tile needs to be re-grouted.

Leading realtors say some of the best investments include fresh paint, front door replacement and hardwood floor refinishing.

At Republic West Remodeling, we respect your time, your budget and we care about your home. Call us today to discuss your kitchen renovation in Phoenix, as well as any other home improvement projects.

Jim Weisman (645 Posts)

Jim Weisman founded RW Remodeling in 2011 after co-founding Republic West in 1995. Jim’s strong belief in the importance of ethical standards, honest communication and quality work make RW Remodeling a unique home remodeling company. For more than 19 years, Jim Weisman and his team have been proudly delivering what their customers want; their dream home.