While most houses sell during the spring and summer, now is the perfect time to get your home ready for the market. At Americas Choice Inspections, we have been providing quality home inspection services to Charlotte area residents since 2009. We’ve compiled a list of 6 tips that will help your home sell fast and for top dollar.

Pre-Listing Home Inspection

1. Depersonalize the Space

Start your preparations by removing pictures and family heirlooms. While these sentimental pieces make your house feel like home to you, they are distracting to potential buyers. In addition, remove bold furniture and decor so the space is clean, simple, and understated. By creating a clean, open space, it is easier for buyers to envision the home as their own. 

2. Declutter

Removing clutter and emptying out closets will make your home look bigger. Buyers need to see that the house is large enough to accommodate their belongings. Also, cleaning off counters and removing knickknacks from shelves will make the home look bright and open.

3. Clean

The last thing that potential buyers want to see are cobwebs and dust bunnies. Make your fixtures sparkle, keep floors clean, and attend to your home’s exterior. It’s amazing what clean windows and walls can do for a space. A little elbow grease goes a long way when selling a home.

4. Remove or Replace Favorite Items

If there are certain fixtures you want to take with you, be sure to remove them before buyers fall in love with them. If you tell a buyer they can’t have appliances or grandma’s chandelier, they will wish they could have them. Remove the items now to avoid a dispute later.

5. Make Minor Repairs

Buyers don’t want to inherit your leaky sink, torn window screens, or broken drawers. Walk through each room of your house, and make note of the simple repairs you can make. Adding spackle to nail holes and a coat of paint can do wonders for a room. Check out our DIY resource videos to learn how to fix a variety of simple household problems.

6. Schedule a Pre-listing Inspection

Before you put your home on the market, schedule a pre-listing inspection with our team of professionals. We will inspect your home from top to bottom, and make you aware of any potential problems. Repairing problems now will earn you top dollar when your home sells. To schedule your Charlotte area home inspection, contact us at (704) 504-9798.

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