4 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Sale

With the high saturation for houses on the market today, buyers can afford to be choosy. They’re looking for the best, and your client’s home can easily slip through the cracks if it isn’t in “sell ready” condition. As a project manager, it’s your duty to ensure a home is in pristine condition, whether this means making minimal repairs or significant upgrades.

Remember, changes can make a huge impact on the selling price of your home. Therefore, to maximize your profit, you need to put in the work.

Here Are Four Tips For Preparing Your Home For Sale

1. Outsource What You Can’t Handle

Many aspects go into getting a home ready for sale, and handling all of them can be time-consuming and overwhelming. Instead, it’s wise to subcontract work to general contractors and real estate agents for a faster sale process.

For instance, contractors can help you remodel specific areas such as the kitchen and bathroom to make the home more appealing to buyers. All you have to do is focus on managing the property to ensure timely delivery and seamless workflow.

Alternatively, a real estate agent can give you an insight into what works and what doesn’t. They have the expertise required to sell your home for the lowest cost and highest return.

2. Upgrade Your Home


As mentioned earlier, upgrading your home is a great way to increase its value, improving your ROI. From improving your landscape to making repairs and updating your home’s look, you can easily encourage buyers.

However, make a list of all the renovations that your home needs to determine your budget. This is crucial as the dollar you put towards remodeling doesn’t always equate to a dollar in added home value. You may end up making renovations, such as adding a swimming pool that doesn’t affect the selling price of your home. Some of the home renovations that are worthwhile include:

  1. Remodeling your bathroom and kitchen: these are a big selling point for buyers
  2. Adding new floors
  3. Building a home addition

3. Depersonalize

When buyers walk into a home, they picture themselves in it and how they will decorate with their photographs and furniture. Hence, having your family photos, heirlooms, or personal objects lying around can discourage buyers.

The goal is to create a clean and impersonal environment, where potential buyers can visualize how the home might look with their personal items. As for furniture, keep it simple to avoid creating distractions. For example, it can be difficult for a buyer to picture their antique furnishings when you have a bright yellow couch.

4. Declutter

It’s normal to collect items over the years with the intent to re-use, gift, or keep. Unfortunately, too many items can cause clutter, affecting your home’s curb appeal. To avoid this, discard any unnecessary items in your home or donate them. This frees up your home’s space and keeps it in good condition for buyers.

Once you have all these tips in place, you can begin staging your home for a sale.