Humans can endure a lot of stress. But the stress of raising kids, root canals, and family reunions are nothing compared to putting your Edina home on the market. All of a sudden you realize how much stuff you collected over the years that have to be cleared out. Every corner has to be cleaned and you have to vacate every time a buyer is ready to take a tour.
Plus, there are 3 or 4 other homes in the neighborhood that are up for sale. So how do you make your home stand out?
How do “I sell my home faster?” Here are some tips:
Selling Your Home Step 1: Call a handyman
We all do it — ignore that dreaded weekend to-do list over the years. The to-do list that includes fixing a rail on the stairway, repairing the light fixture in the kitchen, replacing a faucet handle, etc. The list is out of control and now you need help. Do two things: Invite a friend over to explore your home to help pick out repairs you have overlooked, and then call a handyman to help take care of the list. Don’t try and take care of the work yourself because you’ll be busy with the next step.
Selling Your Home Step 2: Get rid of the junk
It’s time to throw away everything that isn’t essential for the move. This includes old bikes, an old grill, old curtains piled up in the storage room, moldy slip-n-slides, etc. It’s time get rid of everything that you haven’t touched in a year. If it has sentimental value, then set it aside in a special bin.
Kids homework and school projects are always a tough decision. What should you keep and what should you throw away? This article might help, but what they recommend is to save a few special crafts along with report cards, writing samples, and notes to their future-selves.
Old television sets and computer equipment should be recycled. Edina has more information on how to recycle your electronics here, If you’re outside of Edina, a simple Google search will find your local recycling center.
Old clothing and working toys can be dropped off at Goodwill, or any close donation center.
What you can’t donate gets thrown out. The best thing to do is gather everything you don’t need for the next phase of your life and put it on the curbside for pick up. There are many services that will do bulk pick-up for a fee. 1-800-Got-Junk, Junk King, and Junk Command are a few examples.
Selling Your Home Step 3: Interior and Exterior Paint
Once the junk is gone and the repairs are made, it’s time to make the biggest impact on the sale of your home in Edina — fresh paint. Clean, undamaged, and freshly painted walls are the first thing buyers will notice as they walk into your home. First start with the living room, and then consider the kitchen. Don’t forget about the kitchen cabinets, too. We have some tips on how to paint your kitchen cabinets. We also have an article on Painting your front door which will boost your curb appeal and chances for a quicker sale.
If you’re considering painting the exterior of your home, we have an article that will help you pick out an appropriate color. Check out the 5 Amazing Exterior Paint Colors for 2018.
There’s a lot to do when selling your home in Edina, and it’s never easy. Starting with the three tasks we listed above will help move the process along. And remember, if you need help, we are always a call or email away. Let us know how we can help! Good luck with the move!!!