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Getting Your House Ready to Sell Is not a Simple Chore

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By : marco benavides    99 or more times read
Getting your house ready to sell is sometimes not as easy as it may seem, especially if you have collected a lot of furniture and personal things over the years. It is also not a simple chore if the house looks cluttered, or if you have neglected to do any major cleaning, thinking that you would sell quickly.

If that is the case with your home, then it is time to start the task of getting it ready to sell. Sometimes houses do not sell because they look too personalized to the prospective buyer. There is too much of you in the house, and that makes it difficult for any buyer to form a picture of what it would be like in the house.

The first thing you need to do is to get rid of all those personal items you have collected over the years. You may have a great piece of furniture, which would be the highlight of any room, but it may be so cluttered with mementos that people simply do not look at the piece.

You need to get yourself some boxes, rent some storage space, and put everything that you can in there. That includes storing any extra furniture that is preventing buyers from moving about. People should be able to move freely from one room to the other. There is nothing worse than having to go through a house and having to push your way through things.

If you have pets or if you smoke, your home will probably have that smell. It is time for a complete cleaning from top to bottom, curtains, rugs, carpets, and anything else that pet or smoke smell can get into. There are people who find those smells really offensive, and you need to get rid of them.

Clean out your closets, get rid of the things you do not need or want, and make them look roomy and organized. If you have small closets, you can make them look bigger than they are by taking some of the things you have accumulated there out of them.

While you are cleaning the curtains, clean the window ledges, frames and glass. People will come into your house, and they will look behind your curtains, if you have not already noticed, so you need your windows to look fantastic.

Kitchen cabinets also need to be uncluttered and cleaned inside and out, and from top to bottom. You will be surprised at some of the places people will look when they are going over your house. You want your house to say to the buyer that it is roomy, clean, ready, and waiting to be bought.

If you do not want to do all that cleaning yourself, you can always hire a professional cleaning service, but that will mean having to spend extra money. If you do not mind spending some extra money in getting your house ready to sell, then you should consider hiring a professional home stager. The extra expense may be worth it because a stager can get your house looking the very best it can.

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