Selling your home doesn’t have to be a long and complicated process. Sometimes life events hit you unexpectedly and you are forced to sell. It is completely normal to face financial difficulty, looking to upgrade to a larger space, or move to a better location. Your home should be a place where you feel safe and comfortable. If you’re not, it’s better to move in the long run.
When looking to put your house on the market, follow these 7 steps to making your home irresistible to potential buyers.
Logistics of Selling
Putting your home on the market is daunting and can take months to sell if it is not properly advertised or prepared. It is important to research the market, find the right agent, and choose the best offer. Sell your house quickly and get the returns you need to buy your dream home.
Freshen up the Landscaping
A potential buyer could make a decision within seconds of whether they like a home. It is crucial that your house is presented with its best foot forward.
The first thing one sees when pulling up to a house is the landscape. The yard must be well manicured. Green lush grass can immediately appear more attractive as well as plants and trees. Plants with color will brighten the landscape and add visual appeal to the home.
Ensure that all personal belongings are neatly put away and out of sight. Buyers need to envision their things fitting seamlessly in the home.
Check the Structure and Condition
When it comes to experienced buyers and avoiding failed inspections, confirm that the condition of your home is safe for occupancy. Any home with age will have its flaws but is highly important that it is structurally sound and has no signs of dampness.
Poor structure is easily identifiable by large cracks in the walls or ceiling, especially where there are extensions of the home such as bay windows or outside walls. A big sign for dampness is a musty smell, peeling wallpaper, flaking plaster, and watermarks.
Be Mindful of the Exterior
Depending on the condition, it is always a good idea to get a fresh coat of paint or to power wash the exterior, getting out any stains or discoloration. Picking a neutral paint color is always better than something that is bright and eye-catching. Again, all belongings should be neat and tidy or put away.
Stage the Interior
The interior must be the cleanest of all. This is where buyers will picture themselves spending the most time. Staging a home is the best way to appeal to buyers. This will require you putting your personal belongings into storage but it is well worth it.
Modern décor, minimal clutter, and neutral paint colors like blue, green, and beige are guaranteed to appeal to the masses.
A high wattage light bulb will instantly brighten up the space. No one wants to live in a dark and dreary home. Even when showings are over, keep the blinds and curtains open with the lights on. That way potential buyers driving by will see the house is bright and airy.
There are numerous small projects you can do to revamp your home and increase its value and visual appeal. The best place to give the interior a facelift is the kitchen and bathroom. When it comes to the bathroom, consider replacing the hardware, sink, cabinets, shower curtains, light fixtures, and towels. You don’t need to do a full kitchen remodel. Splurge one nice new stainless steel appliances, and you will see the value it brings.
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