Expert Tips to Sell Your Home
You want to sell your old house and purchase new. and you want the process to be quick and easy.
But where do you start?
It just so happens we have a few excellent expert tips guaranteed to help you sell your home fast and for top dollar.
Clean, Clean, Clean!
We can’t stress this enough! The most important part of selling your home is making sure it’s spotless. You can either hire a cleaning company to do a thorough job or get the whole family together and work on it as a team. Whichever you choose, having the place look super clean will help it appeal to more buyers.
Highlight the Best Features
It’s important to highlight some of the major selling points of your home. For example, if your home comes with a lot of storage, show it off! Leave the door to your roomy (and newly cleaned!) pantry open so buyers can see how much space is available. If your home has exotic hardwood floors, remove any rugs so you can show them off. The more you play up the beautiful aspects of your home, the fewer people will notice it’s short comings.
Staging your home yourself can make all the difference in how it comes across to buyers. This is not to say you have to buy all new stuff to fill your home. Use the things you already own to create a more pulled together look. You may have to invest in a few items, but it will be worth it in the end.
It’s All About the Kitchen and Bathrooms
This is where it gets a little more complicated as you may have to decide if your bathroom or kitchen needs to be renovated in order to sell you home more effectively. Because these rooms sell homes, they are the first thing people will look at. If renovations simply aren’t an option, that’s ok! A fresh coat of paint and, if possible, a few updated fixtures will make a big difference.
Make it Smell (Good)
When people are walking through your home, they don’t want to be bombarded with animal scents, food, or otherwise. So it’s ideal to do a deep clean and add a few air fresheners before someone does a walk through of your home. Also, remove any evidence of pets for the time being until after the viewing.
Appeal to the Masses
If you know you have more “unique” tastes when it comes to your home decor, you may want to tone it down while trying to sell. While you may appreciate your wall to wall doll collection, it’s likely to make it more difficult for discerning buyers to see themselves in your home. You want your home to appeal to a broad audience from every walk of life, so keep things neutral.
Keep it Professional
If you’re planning to list your home yourself, look at professional listings and take note of the write-ups on a few of the homes. Make sure your description is engaging and accurate in order to draw buyers in. Check out these tips for writing a great home listing for some great ideas.
Light it Up
People are going to notice if your home isn’t well lit. Windows make the home look more open and spacious, so take off any window treatments that tend to obscure natural light. This will give people a bright open feel when they walk through your home, which is a huge plus in the selling department.
If you’ve been thinking of purchasing a new home, these tips are a surefire way to sell your old home fast. Happy selling!
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