Selling a house can be one of the most stressful experiences in life, especially if you’re planning on buying another property and need the sale of your current property to go through. You may have thought long and hard about whether moving house is the best decision for you – after all, it can be a very hard choice given the amount of stress that comes along with it, and you’ll most likely be looking to get as much money as you can for your property while it’s on the market. To give your property the best chance of securing buyer interest and making a small profit, take a look at just a few tips below:
Clear out the clutter
When viewers come to inspect the property, they need to get a clear vision of exactly what the space has to offer and how they can put their own stamp on the place. No-one wants to enter a property that is messy, disorganized, and looks unloved. If you’re serious about enticing the buyer, clear clutter from shelves, living spaces, and cupboards to show off your home to its maximum potential. It would also be worth removing any personal photos and objects (such as holiday photos, souvenirs, and children’s drawings) from view to give the space a cleaner feel.
Repainting each room with a neutral color scheme follows on from the idea of de-personalizing your home. Bright colors could stand in the way of finding serious buyers, especially if they aren’t keen on the idea of having to completely re-decorate once they move in. Offering a blank canvas will make your home much more appealing, and it could potentially sell for a much higher price as a result.
Repair and replace
While it may seem like a daunting prospect to carry out repair work or purchase replacements before putting your home on the market, it could work in your favor if you wish to sell your home for the maximum price. Any issues in the home are bound to be discovered by the buyer or inspector, which may delay the sale, encourage them to put in a low offer, or reject the property altogether. Hiring general contractors to inspect and maintain the structure of your home will ensure that any immediate or serious repair work has been taken care of by a professional, so you are much more likely to get the maximum price that your home deserves.
First impressions can make all the difference. While the inside of your home may be a winning factor, a dingy exterior can dramatically let the property down. There are a few questions you may wish to ask yourself when it comes to boosting your home’s curb appeal:
- Does every aspect of your property appear well-maintained?
- What would you think of the property if you were a passerby?
If there are any negative answers to the above questions, it may be time you thought about what needs to be done to improve your home’s exterior, including aspects such as:
- Keeping on top of gardening
- Painting windows and doors
- Adding outdoor lighting
- Cleaning gutters
- Power-washing the driveway to eliminate weeds and grime