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Help! How do I prepare to sell if I still live there!?!?

Preparing a house for sale can be challenging when you're still living in it, but here are some tips to make the process smoother:

  1. Declutter and organize: Start by decluttering your home and organizing your belongings. This will not only make your home look more attractive to potential buyers, but it will also make it easier for you to keep the home clean and tidy during the selling process.

  2. Deep clean: Before listing your home, give it a deep clean. This includes cleaning the floors, walls, windows, and all surfaces. Pay extra attention to the kitchen and bathrooms, as these rooms are particularly important to buyers.

  3. Depersonalize: Remove any personal items, such as family photos or personal mementos, from your home. This will help potential buyers envision themselves living in the space.

  4. Neutralize: Consider repainting the walls in neutral colors to make the space more appealing to a wider range of buyers.

  5. Make necessary repairs: Take care of any necessary repairs, such as fixing leaky faucets or replacing broken tiles. This will not only make your home more attractive to buyers, but it will also prevent any issues from being discovered during the home inspection process.

  6. Keep it clean and tidy: Once your home is listed, make sure to keep it clean and tidy at all times. This may require extra effort on your part, but it will pay off in the end when potential buyers are impressed with your well-maintained home.

  7. Consider selling "Off Market". Nice Guy Realty can help with this. Listing off market will keep your sale more private. It limits showings, and your neighbors or tenants will not need to know and get involved in your business. Imagine selling your home without the pesky open house, or nosey neighbors "just taking a peek, haha". This can be achieved, and can even be a faster sale. Often times, off market sales are all cash, so there is no dealing with banks or lenders and their long list of requirements. It is recommended to list your home normally for the highest foot traffic and sale price, but if privacy is valuable to you, selling off market might be the way to go.

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