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family outside their houseIt’s important that you have prepared your house for the sale before you contact an estate sales company in Orange County. There are many things you have to look into before you can sell for a competitive price in today’s market.

Curb Appeal

The curb appeal is that charming factor of your house that stops would-be buyers on their tracks when they see how stunning it looks from the outside. This includes many preparations, such as:

  • Mowing the lawn
  • Clearing the gutters
  • Repainting window frames
  • Pruning shrubs
  • Cleaning the sidings

Take a look at your home from the outside and pinpoint all flaws you see. Do your best to take care of these issues to make prospective buyers interested when they visit.

The Interior’s Appearance

Your house should look as beautiful inside as it does outside. Clean the house no matter what the season. No, this shouldn’t be a once-over; it must be a thorough cleanup of everything inside. Dust the skirting boards, wipe the windows, furniture and light fixtures, vacuum all carpets and other surfaces, and remove cobwebs. Polish steel and shiny surfaces such as mirrors and taps. Defrost and deodorize the fridge as well.

Tips and Tricks

Move out of the house prior to the sale. Stay elsewhere, because the prospective buyers would want complete access to your home when they’re visiting the property. At the same time, you wouldn’t want them gawking at your wardrobe or watching you stride to and from the house making sure everything is spick-and-span.

Depersonalize your home; remove all sentimental stuff that’s still inside. All those photographs lined up near the stairwell need to go, so do the stacks of books in your room. Get rid of clutter, all of it. You have two ways to purge these items should you not have enough storage in your other residence: first is to hold a garage sale and second is to contact a storage company and rent space for a while.

As they say, the devil is in the details, and the tiniest fault in your house could upset the would-be buyer and ruin the sale. Remember the three R’s when you’re preparing to sell a home: restore, repair, and revamp. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes as well and check which aspects of the home you’d want changed and fixed before you say yes to the deal.

As long as you keep these things in mind, you’ll have a smoother time closing that sale.



Terohan Nula