Getting Your Home Ready for the Market

filtreteYou’ve decided that it is time for big changes in your life and moving is one of them. Whether you have a new job offer or just need a change of scenery, you are not alone when it comes to the challenges of selling a home. Before you actually put your home on the market, you need to prepare. You’ll soon have prospective buyers coming into your living space. Make sure everything is at its best to improve the chances of selling your home.

Do Any Necessary Repairs

Look at your home with a critical eye. That means taking in the outside and the inside. If you see anything that needs to be fixed, address the problem. Whether you have a loose railing, need a new board on your step, or have a shutter that is falling off, pay attention to detail. The same goes for the interior. Get rid of any extras sitting on your lawn and make sure your yard is maintained. If you don’t take care of issues ahead of time, you may find yourself hanging on to your home longer than you expected.

Make Your Home Warm and Inviting

When people are thinking about buying a home, the place has to call to them. Make them feel like a homecoming has welcomed them in the moment they walk in the door. Try a residential air filter to improve air quality. Choose inviting scents that create an inviting atmosphere. Make sure the place is tidy and that there is no clutter when appointments are made for showings of your home.

Try Opening Up Your Space

You want visitors to be able to see as much of your home as possible. This is a time to rearrange your furnishing and store excess pieces. Remember that they need to picture what the place will look like when it is theirs. They do not need to be overwhelmed by your belongings. Sweet and simple could very well be your best bet.

Be Willing to Negotiate

Get ready to haggle when it comes to the price of your home. It is rare to have someone snap up a house at the buying price. Consider the fact that there may be improvements that still need to be made on your home. This will affect your bottom line.


Win Back Your Fort with Kmart’s Semi Annual Home Sale

Disclosure – This is a sponsored post. I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own.


Nothing livens up your household (and your spirit) like a newly decorated home. I just moved this fall and I’m in desperate need of decorating the new house. This spring, we’re hearing things like ‘grey is the new beige’, ‘blue is in’ and ‘light wood finishes are back.’ Redecorating your home every time a new trend arises can be cruel to your wallet. Cue Kmart’s Semi Annual Home Sale!

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