Prepping your home for selling
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Prepping Your Home for Selling and Moving

Getting ready to move to a new home can be an exciting, yet stressful, time — especially if you are also selling your current home. You can make the process smoother by prepping your home for selling and moving before you put your home on the market.

Prepping Your Home for Selling: Sort and Declutter

Decluttering your home serves several purposes: It helps show your home at its best, it creates a peaceful atmosphere for potential buyers, and it helps you decide what you no longer need and what you want to take with you to your new home.

When decluttering, sort items and determine what you would like to keep, donate, or sell (if you have time to do so), and what can be discarded.

Clean and Organize Your Home

After you have sorted and decluttered, next is to clean and organize.

Give your home a good, thorough cleaning. Be sure to dust baseboards, air vents, and the tops of cabinets, and vacuum carpets and rugs. Don’t forget to clean the inside and outside of the oven, microwave, and refrigerator, too.

Also, if you are currently living in the home you are selling, organize your closets, drawers, and cabinets. This will help buyers see all the space they will have available in their potential new home. Plus, it will make packing easier for you when you move.

Make Repairs and Freshen Up

Fix any leaks, replace lightbulbs, oil squeaky door hinges, and make other necessary repairs. Check for any scuffs, scrapes, or smudges on walls, and either wash them or touch them up with paint.

The O’Gorman Team Can Help

The O’Gorman Team can not only help you with buying or selling a home, but we can also help guide you in prepping your home for selling and moving.

Our time living and working in Reston has allowed us to build a trusted network of professionals who can help you prepare your home when you are ready to sell and when you are ready to move.

Check out additional tips for prepping your home for selling and moving with Long & Foster’s Home Seller’s Guide, or contact The O’Gorman Team, and we can answer any questions you may have!