Getting Ready to Sell Your Boise House?

Boise HomeAre you ready to put your Boise house on the market? Check again — your home might not be as ready as you think. Follow these tips to make sure your house is in shape and ready to be viewed and visited by buyers.

#1 - Pet Preparedness

If you have pets, no matter how much you love them, you know they can be little stinkers (literally). So make sure your home has been thoroughly cleansed of pet odors prior to having buyers enter your home. You don't want your Boise house remembered as "the house that smelled like a kennel." There are a few options for your home to restore it to pre-pet perfection:

  • Hire a professional to deodorize carpets.
  • Replace drapes and cover furniture with slip covers.
  • Replace carpets with hardwood floors (and simultaneously add value to your home.
  • Replace any worn flooring (from pets or people, for that matter).

#2 - Don't get Personal

This is the difficult part if you plan to stay in your Boise house until it's sold. You may have to rent a storage space for some of your personal items if you have a great deal of them to hide.

  • Remove all knick-knacks and personal photos.
  • Repaint walls to a neutral color.
  • Replace carpets, rugs, and flooring with neutral tones.
  • Make medicine cabinets and storage spaces as bare as possible. People love to peek into medicine cabinets and other spaces...make sure you don't have anything that might be embarrassing to you in those spaces. Additionally, you don't want to over-stuff your closets and have a pile of stuff rain down on your potential buyer!

Boise outskirts#3 - Exceptional Exteriors

The first thing a buyer is going to see when they come to your Boise house is the exterior. Make sure they want to get out of the car by ensuring the following has been done:

  • Trim paint and exterior walls are all fresh and clean.
  • Sidewalks and driveways are free of weeds and overgrowth.
  • Rust, cracks, and other damage are repaired.
  • Flower pots or flowerbeds are well managed.
  • The lawn is kept trimmed.
  • Roofing is secure and all defunct shingles have been replaced.

When you're done fixing the place up and ready to place your Boise house for sale - do a drive-by and pull up to your house and look at it through a buyer's eyes. Scrutinize everything as you did when you first bought the place. Make any corrections or upgrades necessary.
By following these tips, you can make your Boise house ready to sell to just about any buyer. Remember to make it look like a model house rather than your home, and you will increase its appeal to a diverse range of buyers.

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