One of the most difficult hurdles to overcome when buying a new house can often be selling your current house. Getting caught in the house shuffle and trying to get the timing right is a common problem we see all the time. After building custom homes in Tulsa for more than 20 years, we know a thing or two about selling homes and thought we would share a few tricks we’ve picked up.
Take Yourself Out of the Picture
The first item on your to-do list should be to take down all the personal touches in your home. The goal is for potential home buyers to picture themselves living in this house, not think about the family that’s lived here for the past 10 years.
Do the Least You Can
When staging a home, try to be as neutral and minimal as possible. Buyer’s taste in furniture and décor can vary greatly and the last thing you want them to remember is how much they hated your decorating. Keep it basic so they can easily imagine their own style and taste going into the home.
You can bet dollars to donuts that buyers will be looking through your closets and cabinets to investigate how much storage the home has. This is a great time to show off how organized you are. Doing so will let them know that you’ve taken great care of this home.
Fix It Up
Being a homeowner allows you to overlook minor repairs that need to be made, but these can be red flags for a home buyer. Before buyers step foot in your home, do a walk-through of your home and pretend you’re the one looking for a new home and make note of anything that needs to be fixed. Then call the repairman or fix it yourself. Either way, just make sure your home is in tip-top shape.