Home Projects to Tackle Before Selling

Making the decision to sell your home is a task within itself. Then there’s the process of shaping it into what typical buyers are looking for. Whether it’s a quick fix or something to save for the weekend, here are 9 home projects to tackle before selling your home courtesy of Florida Realtors®.

1. Wash the Windows

Washing your windows is something that often gets put on the back burner, especially if you have kids or pets. Make it a habit to stay on top of this once showings of your home begin.

2. Do a Deep Clean

There’s cleaning, and then there’s deep cleaning. Although most people have a typical routine of chores around the house, it’s important to accomplish a solid deep clean of your space right before it hits the market. Don’t forget the nooks and crannies!

3. Declutter

Decluttering your space is one of those home projects that is beneficial in more ways than one. Not only does it leave you with little to hide during showings, but also less things to transport and unpack when it comes time to move.

4. Minimize Pet Paraphernalia

We love Fido and his Bark Box subscription, but potential buyers might not. Try to minimize the amount of toys, beds, leashes, and other pet items left out around your space when trying to sell.

5. Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

One of the easiest home projects to refresh the interior of your home is giving the walls a fresh coat of paint. Cover up any holes from hanging decor or scuffs from moving furniture, and be diligent about not creating new ones before closing.

6. Upgrade Cabinetry

The looks of your cabinetry can make or break the aesthetic of a room. Whether it’s outdated, painted, or missing a door, it might be time to upgrade your cabinets.

7. Add a Backsplash

A backsplash can be the focal point or the finishing touch. Consider adding a backsplash in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, etc. Tip: try to avoid busy patterns or eclectic designs specific to your personal taste so potential buyers can better envision living in and influencing the space themselves.

8. Address Pests

Pests are the guests in your home that nobody invited. Although these critters are to be expected, especially while living in Florida, be sure to address the pest situation in your home and get it under control before showings begin.

9. Increase Curb Appeal with Landscaping

You can only make a first impression once, and the curb appeal of your home is the first thing everyone sees upon arrival. Whether you are maintaining or upgrading, remember that the exterior landscaping leaves a lasting impression during a showing or Open House.

Do you have questions about selling your home, or any of the home projects listed above? Contact Water Pointe Realty Group and our agents will have the answers!