Each month thousands of homes are listed for sale. According to the Census, in November 2021, over 400,000 houses went on the market. Preparing your home for the market can be a stressful time. It can be made even more stressful not knowing how long you’ll have to list your home before it sells. We hope that we can help you best prepare your home to be sold quickly with the steps in this blog.
When someone enters your home, they’re trying to envision how they and their family would start and build their own lives there. A great way to help them put their vision on your space is to declutter as much as possible. This leaves an open slate for them to imagine how they would fill and live in the space. A bonus of decluttering is that you have less to transport to your next home by getting rid of some of your own items.
Decluttering can also look like taking the time to vacuum, dust, and straighten up. By taking time to clean up your home, you are also helping improve the indoor air quality by removing dust, dander, hair, and other allergens that can get caught in your air filters. This helps put less stress on your home’s HVAC system, meaning it will be in good shape for the next homeowners as well.
The saying is don’t judge a book by its cover, but they never said anything about judging a home by its front yard. Maintaining a clean and tidy front yard is important in making a great and lasting first impression when listing your home. If your yard is overgrown or your sidewalk is uneven, most people aren’t going to even care to look at the inside of your home. Achieving good curb appeal can be done by making sure your home’s houses run properly, the hose bibs and pipes work properly, and doing so means you’re able to water your home’s garden adequately.
In Los Angeles, it’s essential to fill your home’s yard and garden with plants, trees, and shrubs that can withstand the drought and hot weather; researching to find what plants you like can help. For example, if you like a pop of color in your yard, The Western Rosebud might be right for you; it will add a dash of lavender to your home. But, if you don’t care for that, a standard California Fan Palm can also be a welcome addition. It’s just about taking time to cultivate a nice landscape that both looks pretty and will stay alive and thriving with little water.
The best way to ensure interest in your home is to make sure everything in your house is up to date and working correctly. Here are three crucial areas that our team of experts can help you check before putting your home on the market.
A home’s plumbing system is one of its most essential components. Before listing your house, you should take the necessary steps to ensure your pipes aren’t leaking, your garbage disposal works properly, your drains allow water to flow through, and more. A plumbing inspection with an expert plumber should be able to diagnose and treat any issue your home has and set your mind at ease, knowing that your home’s plumbing is in the best shape possible. If left untreated, plumbing disasters can cause floods, mold growth, warping of wood floors and fixtures, and more.
Living in Los Angeles, we hope we never experience an earthquake, but we know how essential it is to make sure you’re prepared for one. There are certain fixtures you want to make sure your home has and working properly before you sell. You should check or install water heater straps and automatic gas shut-off valves to protect your home and its appliances. This will help ensure your home is up to snuff to be protected against earthquakes.
You don’t want your home to be too hot or too cold; you want to make sure it’s just right. Getting your HVAC system checked and repaired before you move can be a huge advantage. A new homeowner is more likely to feel at ease knowing their system is working properly and not on the verge of a breakdown. Making sure your air conditioner and heater are running the best they can is existential before listing your home.
If you have questions about how to best prepare your home for market contact Moe Plumbing Services at (818) 396-8002! We are here to help with your plumbing, earthquake preparation, and more!