You bought a new home and are ready to embark on a new adventure! It’s an exciting new chapter in your life to start fresh in a new place; however, it can be stressful. Whether you are trying to sell your home or getting it ready for the new homeowners, it may seem like there is a lot to prep on top of getting ready to move into your new place.
By following these few simple steps, you can create an efficient, cost-effective transition out of the old and into the new:
The first thing a potential new home buyer will notice is the outside of the house. You will want to make sure that you liven up your garden by planting some new flowers, cleaning the moss and leaves off the roof, do up your deck, and adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door. An excellent curb appeal will draw the attention of an interested buyer.
A good home staging hack to make your closet space appear larger is to take out half the clothes in your closet, especially the more critical items. This will also work in other areas around your home and help potential home buyers envision different rooms as their own when there are fewer of your things there. A bonus is that it will also make packing easier on yourself down the road to have clothes you may not need this season already organized and ready to go.
Whether in your current home or a new one, adding a fresh coat of paint is a simple and affordable way to make a room look new again and add some personalization. On top of that, painting a room can be very messy, and the smell can linger, so it is best to do that in empty space before anything is moved in.
You are more likely to fall in love with a new home that looks brand new and clean rather than one that looks lived in and dirty. It is essential to deep clean your house, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, especially the bathroom and kitchen. Don’t forget to clean out the cabinets and drawers as well, as those often get missed.
When thinking about your new home, if any rooms need remodeling, such as your kitchen or bathroom, it will be much easier to fix them up right away. That way, it is complete by the time you move in, and you are not stuck getting takeout or using someone else’s kitchen or bathroom in the meantime. It will also be easier to envision what the room can be without your stuff already in it.
Another thing you may want to consider doing before moving in is putting up fencing for your backyard or replacing it if your new home needs it. This is something most people need immediately if they have kids or pets or just want privacy, and it will create less stress for you to get it done beforehand.
You should consider getting your carpets cleaned when listing your house, especially if you have pets or young children. If your flooring and carpets are worn out and stained, it may just be better to replace them all together rather than trying to get every stain out. Plus, brand new flooring can be a great bonus for new homeowners.
Even if you don’t have any bugs, mice, or other pests in your home, there is still a chance you could down the road. It is an intelligent decision to prevent any insects from infiltrating your home before it is too late.
Finding out the furnace or any appliances that may need updated can be a big turn-off for potential new buyers. When moving into a new home, you should expect everything to be working smoothly, giving you minimal updates to make.
Need help selling your home or looking for a new one? Contact Henderson Properties Realtors, a full-service real estate agency, where our professionals can give you the encouragement to start fresh and create a seamless transition for and your family.