Getting Your Suffolk County NY House Ready to Sell

Getting your Suffolk County NY house ready to sell can be nerve racking. Here are some tips to help you make the process a lot easier on yourself and help you get top dollar for your home.

Let Go of Your Suffolk County NY House

The first thing you need to do is "Let Go" of your Suffolk County NY house. You have to resolve yourself to the fact that this will no longer be your home. You should envision yourself saying good-bye to the house now, and imagine handing over the keys to the new buyer.

De-personalize now by packing up your personal items before you even put the for sale sign in the yard. You don't want, or need, the prospects looking at your home to questioning who lives there. You want them to envision themselves living there. The last thing you need is to have your prospects diverted with all your "stuff".

Clear out the clutter if selling your houseAlthough this should be obvious, give your Suffolk County NY house a comprehensive cleaning. Along with de-cluttering and de-personalizing, go ahead and remove items you don't plan to carry over to the new house. Remove books from bookcases and pack up small knicknacks just lying around. Clean off almost everything from your kitchen counters. Take vital items you'll still need to use while the home is for sale and put them in a closet or in drawers. Don't leave them sitting around.

Clean out your closets and cabinets. You'll have to do it anyway before you move, so go ahead and clean it out now. Would-be buyers will be looking in there. If everything is neat and orderly, prospects will appreciate that you've taken care of the little things, and will assume you've also taken care of the bigger and more important things as well.

Consider renting a storage facility to further help you de-clutter, by moving excess furniture there until moving day. Go ahead and store those bookshelves (since you've packed up the books anyway) and remove extra sections of your dining room table to help the room look larger. Leave only necessary furniture so the buyers can more easily envision their furniture in the house.

Remove anything you know you're going to want to take with you so the prospective buyers won't be wanting to haggle with you over leaving it as part of the sale of the home. This includes window treatments as well.

These are just a few of the things you need to do to get your Suffolk County NY house ready to sell. We have other home selling tips here at our website. Just browse the Suffolk County NY Home Selling Tips for more ideas and helpful information on getting your Suffolk County NY house ready to sell.

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