Your Home Isn’t Ready For The Market Until You’ve Done These Things

Selling your home is a process that a lot of people dread. They have heard nightmare stories about people they know who have sold their home, and the idea of having to do this themselves is not appealing in the slightest. We understand that, but a lot of the time you will find this happened because their home was not ready for the market when they put it up, or because they put it up at the wrong time. In this article, we’re going to cover one of these issues: the home not being ready. Down below, we’re going to be looking at some of the things that must be done before you put your home on the market, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.


When it comes to putting your home on the market there are certain things that should be on your to-do list if you want to sell it for a great price. One such thing is decluttering and making it appealing to buyers. Buyers don’t want to see all your belongings laying around the place when they take a look around. They need to be able to envision what their own items will look like filling the spaces available. You need to show off how much storage space is available in your home, to do this make sure there is space on them and around them. The best way to declutter your home is to go through each room and sort your items into four piles. You should have the stuff you want to keep, sell, donate, and throw away. It is always nice to donate your unwanted items as others could make use of them. 

Fixed It Up

Unless you are putting your home on the market as a fixer-upper, there should not be anything to fix up. Try to remember that anyone who is going to be buying a home will ask for a survey before they are willing to completely agree to a purchase. This is because they want to check for any skeletons in the closet, anything that you might be trying to hide and this includes repairs. 

As well as this, if you don’t fix up the home before you put it on the market, you’re going to get lower offers. If you take the time to get things in order, fix up any little things that need sorting, and generally make sure your house is in good working order, then you’re going to get far better offers on the place that you have called home for the last few years. If you can’t do the work yourself, then call in someone to do it for you. Either way, it needs to be done.

Cleaned It Out

As well as all the other tasks that you need to do before you list your home for sale, it is a good idea to get it cleaned. Your home will need to be sparkling, it will make it look amazing in photographs and in person. The last thing people want is to view a dirty home, if you wouldn’t buy an unclean home then why expect others to do the same. If you don’t have time to do it yourself then can help you make it amazing. 

Had It Valued

How are you going to know how much to list your home for if the home itself has not been valued? You can take a guess if you like, but it’s unlikely that you’re going to get it right if you have not been trained in real estate. You can even try to go based on the price that you paid for it, but it might be in better or worse condition, and the market might be completely different. There are so many factors to consider, and you need someone from the real estate industry to put the price on your home. 

You need to remember though that this is not the price you have to list the home for. You can go a little above or a little below depending on your circumstances, but it’s best to know what the market values it at before you put it up.

Hopefully, you have found this article helpful and now have a better understanding as to what you should be doing before you put your home on the market. Your home isn’t ready for the market until all of these things have been done, so don’t even try to cut corners as it’s not going to work in your favor. We wish you the very best of luck for when you get your home on the market.

One thought on “Your Home Isn’t Ready For The Market Until You’ve Done These Things

  1. Thank you for sharing such helpful content! Preparing your house for sale, remember about home security. It’s a worthwhile improvement. Robberies and thefts are happening more and more often. And the more beautiful the house the more attractive it’s for burglars. A security system including strong door locks, an alarm system, and security cameras will add value to your home.

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