Cleaning Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

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When you are preparing to sell your home, one necessary step is to clean the house from top to bottom. First impressions matter when potential home buyers walk through the door, and a dirty space might cause people to lose interest in the property. If you want to know how to sell your home quickly and efficiently, then you need to put in the work to prepare the property.

More than Just a Wipe-Down

Selling your house takes more than a sponge and some multi-purpose cleaner to get the job done. Instead of treating it like any other day of house cleaning, you need to approach the project with a different mindset.

It takes a bit of time and a lot of elbow grease to properly prepare your home to put it on the market, but it’s worth the effort. Once you are done with these cleaning projects, your home will be ready to impress every potential buyer that walks through the door.

De-Clutter to Create Space

An over-crowded home leaves a negative impression on people, because the potential buyers might feel as though the space isn’t big enough. Go through every room, cupboard and closet to clear out as much clutter as possible. Sell unused items or donate them to charity. Or, if you don’t want to get rid of those things, box them up and store them at an off-site location.

Also, take time to clear out unnecessary items. You need to avoid knickknacks, paperwork, and décor that clutters up the space. The goal is to leave the area open and clean, with minimal items that detract from the home. Try to make your home as clean and open as a model home, which will create the impression of spaciousness.

Deep Clean Every Corner

Once the clutter has been cleared, you have opened the space to deep clean every inch of your home. If you don’t have time to deep clean, then you might consider hiring a professional cleaning service to help. Make sure to remove all mildew, mold, and grime. Look at cracks and crevices, gaps between the tiles, and areas that aren’t touched by general cleaning.

Small Repairs and Upgrades

If you really want to make your home shine, then you might look for small upgrades and repairs that can be done to improve the space. Simple things such as repainting the walls or installing new cabinet knobs can make a big difference to improve the overall appearance of the home.

Other repairs might include filling holes in the walls, replacing torn curtains, fixing cracked tiles or mirrors, or replacing anything else that might be broken. Stick with neutral colors instead of adding crazy, unusual colors to the home.

Following these steps can make it easier to set the right impression for buyers who might be interested in your home. For more details about how to sell your home, contact us at Duffy Realty of Atlanta. We are always available to answer your questions and help with anything that you need: (678) 318-1700

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Atlanta Homes Sold By Owner

What I have learned from the many Sellers who have sold their home in the by owner fashion is that they want the opportunity to do so. Most Sellers share many of these reasons as to why they love the opportunities afforded to them by the for sale by owner model:

1. They want the opportunity to show their own home and tell their story to every person who will listen.

2. They want to market their home however they want without the penalty of having to pay an agent when a neighbor’s mother or a friend from church buys the home.

3. They want to meet and know the buyer and the buyer’s family.

4. They want to be able to accept the offer that they want to accept without having the pressure of an agent telling them to take the offer because they have commission breath and ulterior motives.

5. They want the home to be sold solely on their terms.

6. They want to avoid a listing agent’s commission and/or a buyer’s agent commission that they think are too much.

7. They don’t trust agents, especially when it comes to negotiating on the Seller’s terms instead of their own or conveying the full message of conversations that they have had with fellow agents.

What most Sellers who have this mindset do tell me is that they want all of these conditions, plus, they want exposure. They want the things that only an agent can give them, like listing the property, access to Internet websites that are fed by the MLS, and help on the contract, but all on their terms.

Thank goodness there is a shift in the way that real estate is now sold. Now, Sellers have the option of something in between for sale by owner where they have no exposure and no help and the traditional agent system where they have to follow all of the rules of the agent and their brokerage.

If you are interested in how the real estate world has changed, and the gap between for sale by owner and traditional agency has been forever bridged, look at the best example that there is…

Duffy Realty of Atlanta.