Essential Things To Have Done Before You Put Your Home On The Market

If you are going to be putting your home on the market, then you are going to need to do a few things before you are in a position to do this. There are so many things that need to be completed, otherwise you are going to find yourself at a point where you are unable to get your house to sell at all. The good news is that if you are laying there right now and thinking that you have got no idea what you are supposed to be doing here, we do! In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the things that you are going to need to do before you put your home on the market. Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.

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Make Those Little Repairs

The first thing that we’re going to say is that you need to make those little repairs around the home. They might not seem like big problems but when they are all added together they are going to create quite the problem. For example, it might be the case that there are little holes in the walls that need filling in, perhaps there is a crack somewhere that needs to be filled in, and other little jobs like this.

Then you have got the bigger repairs that need sorting that would class your home as a fixer-upper. An example of this would be if there is a problem with the roof, or if there is a problem with the pipes or electrics. You are going to need a professional to come out and get this issue sorted asap,

Have The Carpet Cleaned

Another thing that you are going to need to do before you put your home on the market is have the carpet cleaned. Your carpet is probably a lot dirtier than you think unless you have been keeping up with cleaning it regularly, and most people haven’t because this is a pain in the behind. It’s essential to get your carpets cleaned so that they are the correct color, so that there are not massive amounts of dirt being held between the fibers, and to ensure that everything is as clean as it can be. Hiring a professional carpet cleaning business is the best option for you here, as they will be able to get into all of those little areas that you wouldn’t be able to on your own.

Take a look around at the companies available in your area and see who is available on the day that you want. The earlier that you book your carpet cleaning service, the more likely it is that you are going to get your selected company on your selected date.

Create A Minimal Style

When you are trying to sell your home, you want to create a blank slate so that whoever walks into your property can see themselves living here. You want to try to create a space that they can imagine their own belongings in rather than yours, which is why the less there is of your stuff, the better this is going to be. 

When you are creating a minimal style, you want to take the time to ensure that you still have enough stuff for your family to live in while you are still there. There should be somewhere for everyone to sit, and there can be some very plain decoration if you want, but there shouldn’t be anything that is massively distinguishable. At the same time, you should ensure that there aren’t lines of pictures on the wall as this is not the vibe you are trying to create.

We also recommend that you paint the walls white so that this gives the illusion of a blank slate also. White will also help the rooms to look bigger when combined with natural light which is a bonus.


We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the essential things that you need to have done before you put your home on the market. The more that you can do, the easier it is going to be to sell your home when the time comes, ensuring that you are getting a good price for the property itself. Some people struggle to get everything sorted, but hopefully you have people around you to help. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you manage to get your house in the best possible condition before you start to sell it.


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  1. I also think it makes sense to go forward with sustainability and improve the home’s energy efficiency. This is what attracts buyers these days. Some sure ways to incorporate sustainability in your home are to insulate homes properly and update the HVAC systems.

    When upgrading your HVAC system, look into appliances with a high SEER rating — these ones are more energy-efficient. But please remember to check the new HVAC regulations for 2023. These changes are legally effective from January 1 this year.

    1. That’s a good suggestion! I only want to add that new minimum efficiency requirements differ in northern and southern states. In this article, you can find a map and find out “your minimum”:

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