Everyone who is currently selling a home is looking to sell it quickly and make as much money as they can. Just a little attention to the details will help seller’s present their home in the best way possible. These tips won’t cost a lot and will make a big difference on the appeal of your home, which in turn will help you sell.
- Spruce up the exterior of your home
The exterior is the most important part of your house. You only get one chance to make a first impression so make sure you have good “curb appeal”. The interior won’t matter if the prospective home buyer won’t get out of the agent’s car. Keep your lawn and landscape manicured, paint and repair gutters and siding and repair cracked windows. A well kept exterior tells the prospective buyer this is a well maintained home.
- Eliminate the clutter
Get rid of everything you aren’t currently using, including furniture. The less you have in your home, the larger your rooms will look which will make your home more appealing to the prospective buyer. Ideally, you should store your additional items in an off-site storage space.
- Remove unpleasant smells
Many people are extremely sensitive to offensive odors. Eliminate your home’s unpleasant smells by shampooing your carpets, emptying your trash cans and recycle bins, changing cat litter boxes, bathing your pets and cleaning your curtains and drapes. Incorporate pleasing smells into your home with fresh flowers, potpourri or fresh baked goods.
- Depersonalize and detach
The goal is for your home to be appealing to a broad audience and this can be accomplished by removing items that reflect your unique taste and personality. Personal items and mementos are important to everyone, but keep in mind you are selling your space and you want buyers to imagine themselves living in your home. Books, family photos and other personal objects should be removed before you show your house.
- Find a great REALTOR®
Selecting the right person to sell your home is one of the most important steps of selling. You need to choose wisely and hire the best. An experienced REALTOR® can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property as well as give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.