Make your home sell faster with these 5 simple steps.
There are many ways to make your home sell faster and more attractive to buyers. While you can spend thousands of dollars remodeling your home to make it more modern and luxurious, there are simpler ways to make a home more sellable.
Below are just some of the easy ways to make your home sell faster.
Make small repairs
Certain types of property damage may be small but noticeable. Fixing this damage is likely to be easy and cheap and it could have a big impact on your home’s appeal. Examples could include sealing a small crack in a wall, fixing a broken toilet seat or replacing a damaged door. Consider going around your home looking out for these small signs of damage and consider getting them fixed before you put your home on the market.
Add some fresh paint
Adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls could make your home feel cleaner and newer. This is particularly worth doing if certain walls are looking scuffed or faded. When repainting your home, stick to neutral colours. You could hire a painter-decorator to do this for you or you could save money by painting your home yourself.
Tackle any clutter
Visible clutter can bring down the appearance of a home and may give buyers a negative impression. Even though you’ll have to move all the clutter when you eventually move out, buyers may still have a hard time visualizing the home without it. This is why it’s worth taking the time to declutter before you put your home up for sale. Decluttering saves you having to take as many items to your new home and you may even be able to make some money by selling some items. If you’re reluctant to get rid of items, consider finding ways to conceal your clutter or simply consider moving some of it into temporary storage while you sell your home.
Stage your home for photos
When it comes to taking photographs of your home, make sure to stage it in a way that appeals to buyers. The above measures could be one way of making your home more presentable, however there could be other ways to make your home more photogenic such as rearranging furniture, turning on lights and de-personalizing your home by taking down photographs. It could be worth looking at real estate websites for inspiration. If you’ve already moved your possessions out of the house, consider hiring some furniture and ornaments as props – there may be companies that can help you with this while you sell.
Tidy the yard
It’s important to not just focus on the presentation of your home’s interior, but also its exterior. Before putting your home up for sale, it could be worth cutting your lawn, trimming any unruly plants and cleaning any paving or decking. Take the time to remove any clutter from your yard and repair any minor damage such as broken fence panels. This is particularly important when selling your home in the summer.
Once that house sells it is time to prepare for the move.