If you’ve been thinking about selling your home for whatever reason, you’ve probably started noticing all the things you ended up fixing around the house before putting it up for sale. If your front door is looking a little shabby or if your garden could use a little work, it’s time to get started fixing it all up.
But there’s more to selling a house than just the repairs, and many people don’t think as far as that. Selling a house is just like selling anything else though. Do it through the right person, position your pitch strategically, and invest in making the house look good and you’ll be golden.
In this article, we’re going to talk about all the ways you can prepare your home for an easy sale, so let’s get started.
Take Care of the Mess
As the article “Declutter Your Home” on the Great Colorado Homes website states, “Unnecessary clutter can be a source of stress that impacts many aspects of your life. Clutter and disorder in our lives can distract us, weigh us down, and promote chaos.” This isn’t a good first impression that you want any prospective buyers getting from your home.
That’s why you need to take care of all the clutter and the mess before you can put your home up for sale. This way you’ll get a better price for your home and maybe even have some buyers competing for it!
But no one wants a house that seemed messy at first sight.
Depersonalize Your Space
When you’re showing your home to someone, you want them to be able to picture themselves living there. That’s not going to be possible if you have your own family photos and personal belongings laying around all over the place.
Before you start showing your home, move all of those things into storage and even some bulky items. You can rearrange the furniture to make your home look more open and spacious, and even rent some sleeker furniture if you think your current set isn’t that impressive.
Hire a Stager
A stager’s whole job is going to be to come into your home and rearrange it in a way that makes it sell faster. The National Association of Realtors says that staged homes sell 88% faster and for 20% more than unstaged homes on average – the potential is endless.
If you’re serious about getting a good price for your home, it may be a great investment.
A Good First Impression
It’s no secret that a good first impression makes all the difference in countless cases, and your home is no exception. If you want your buyers to love the home you’re selling, make sure it’s love at first sight.
You can do this by painting the front door, making sure the lawn and front yard is well kept, washing the windows, getting rid of any cobwebs and dust, and making sure your home looks its best. AZ Flat Fee also recommends paying attention to smaller details as well – painting the window trim and cleaning out the rain gutters shows that you’ve worked to maintain the home. This could heavily impact the price your buyers are willing to give you for the house because if they didn’t like how it looks they’ll assume you haven’t taken care of the place and bid low.
Repair the Damage
If your house is old or well “lived in”, you have some fixing to do before you can sell it. Get your bob the builder pants on and tighten all the leaky faucets yourself or ask an expert to do it, but make sure that by the time you’re done there aren’t any broken cupboard doors or leaky taps, broken windows, or loose floorboards left in the house.
No one wants to buy a house that looks like it’s seen some rough days, so make sure you take care of it.
At the end of the day, all the quick fixes in the world won’t be able to get you a higher price than what’s expected in your area, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for something lower than what you deserve. Selling a house can be a tough journey, especially if you’ve been living in it for a few years, so it’s okay to not rush it. But be careful not to let any good deals pass you by!