Summer is the traditional moving season and is the time when many people are looking to buy a new home. Fall comes in close second, with October and November being the best times to try and sell a home. In cases where your move is to a senior living facility, you want to make sure you get your house sold as quickly as possible in order to make that move and get the most money out of it.
When your home is for sale, you want to stage it, which means making it easier for the prospective buyer to see themselves living in it. It is not time to remodel or redecorate, just make sure you organize and clean it up in a very specific way. Below are some easy ways to stage your home for faster sale, so you can begin to live with ease in your assisted living community.
Use seasonal inviting scents
Use seasonal scents to make your home more inviting. In the spirit of holiday season, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg are the flavors of the season. If you are not up for baking, then scented candles are an amazing way to get these seasonal scents in your home to welcome prospective buyers.
Less is more
This step is more for your benefit. It will make your home sell much faster, but it will also make the end move a lot easier. Ask friends, neighbors, and family to help out because I am sure you will need some man power to gather and de-clutter your entire home. If you come across toys, games, or art creations that belonged to your children, put those aside and give them to them to be responsible for.
A good way to stay organized during this process is to create three piles. These piles will be keep, sell, or give away. The great news is that fall is a great time of year for garage sales. If you have stuff left over that you do not want, have someone sell it for you or give it away to a local thrift store.
De-personalize your home
Now that you have taken care of the clutter, it is time to pack up any personal items, such as family photos, collectibles, etc. This will allow you to get a head start on packing these personalized items as well as staging the home better so the prospective buyers can see themselves in it.
Paint in neutral colors
If your walls are in good shape and already painted a neutral color, ignore this step and see below, but if you have royal blue walls and serious printed wallpaper, then it is time to update. The best thing to do would be to hire someone to take down the old and replace with new neutral paint. If you want to sell your home fast and want to get the most for your money, it is worth the investment. Real estate agents recommend neutral colors like beige or cream. These colors let the prospective homeowners imagine their colors for the home.
Add curb appeal
Lastly, it is time for the finishing touches. Enlist the help of others to clean up the hedges, sweep front steps, and add a welcome mat. These efforts will be well worth it when your home stands out from all the others and sell faster than it normally would.
I hope that these tips have helped you prep for your move into a senior living home. If you are in the process of trying to find an assisted living home, contact Senior Living Advisors at 720-458-1392 for help!
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