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A Guide for Preparing Your House for the Market


This news story was published on November 8, 2019.
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The real estate market is always changing in Iowa, the same as any other state. That’s why it’s crucial to make your house stand out from the competition when you’re ready to sell. Luckily, there are a high number of buyers interested in buying property in Iowa, with the best time to try and sell your home being the springtime. 

So, what can you do to better your chances?

Invest in a Deep Clean 

You want your home looking the best it can be in time for potential buyers to begin viewing your property. These buyers won’t be inspecting your property at face value, which is why a general dusting and tidying simply won’t do. To ensure that your carpets are fresh, your taps are gleaming, and your oven is spotless, you should think about investing in professional cleaning services such as end of tenancy cleaners Dulwich to ensure that everything is in pristine condition. 

Get Rid of Clutter 

The best time to organize your belongings and rid yourself of clutter is before your property goes on the market. New buyers want to envision themselves in the property to see whether it’s a suitable fit, and that’s hard to do if all they can see is an overflowing amount of your personal and sentimental items.

Leave the bare minimum on display and ensure that no clutter is visible or taking up any space which may result in the room appearing smaller.

Focus on Attractive Smells

You want to make a lasting impression on any buyers considering your property. This doesn’t only mean ensuring that your property looks the best it can. Smells and scents can also have a positive effect on people. You should try and prepare your home with pleasant smells before any viewings. This could be in the form of scented candles or freshly baked goods. You should focus on pleasant and homely smells, and try not to be too overwhelming, especially with strong scents certain people may not like. 

Consider Installing Security Features 

If you don’t already have a sufficient security system on show, it’s a worthy investment that will see a return if it’s the difference between your home selling and staying on the market. Buyers like to see that their potential new home will be safe, and visible security additions can help with that. This could be simply installing a house alarm, or a motion-sensor light-activated outside the property. The simplest additions can make a significant difference.

Move, Hide or Throw Out Large Furniture Items 

Imposing furniture can make a room feel a little daunting, or at the very least, a lot smaller than it actually is. Even if a large wardrobe or shelving unit has always been your favorite furniture item, your focus should be on making the room look as inviting and spacious as possible. 

If you can, move all bulky items out of rooms and store them elsewhere to open up your rooms. If you’re planning on getting rid of a lot of furniture items anyway, then the best time to do so is before you begin showing your property. 

Following these steps can ensure that your property is best prepared for the housing market.

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