Preparing a home to be sold

On Behalf of | Mar 31, 2020 | Real Estate |

Homes in Mississippi and throughout the country tend to be easier to sell when they look their best both inside and out. Those who are getting ready to sell their properties will want to ensure that it has plenty of curb appeal and that there are no obvious defects that buyers can see. Adding curb appeal to a home could be as easy as painting the front door or garage door. Mowing the lawn, trimming hedges and planting flowers can also make a home more visually appealing.

Inside the home, it is a good idea to get rid of as much clutter as possible. Reducing clutter will make a room look larger, which may make it more appealing to buyers. Furthermore, reducing clutter will help to create a blank slate that people can impose their thoughts and ideas onto.

Ideally, a homeowner will replace a broken window, fix a leaky faucet or repair flooring that is worn or scratched. In many cases, prospective buyers will learn about these and other defects when doing a home inspection. The house should also be cleaned thoroughly prior to a showing. In most cases, it is not a good idea to be present during a showing or during an open house. Therefore, sellers should consider ahead of time what they will do while buyers are in their homes.

A person who is in the process of selling a home may have many questions about how to do so in a timely and profitable manner. They may also have questions about what they need to disclose about a property before it is sold. A real estate law professional may be able to help a seller better understand what he or she is obligated to tell a buyer about the home.