Need to sell a home fast? There are ways to make your home more appealing and stick out amongst other houses. So, get the job done fast and get into your new home sooner!
One thing to keep in mind is curb appeal. Simply repainting the exterior, trimming the bushes and cleaning up the yard will help your home have a great first impression. A buyer also wants to move into a home that looks well maintained. If it looks maintained, the buyer has more confidence that the home was taken care of and they won't run into other issues, such as plumbing, electrical, etc. once they own the home. Fixing small things like chipped paint on baseboards or repainting the walls, tightening door handles, etc, will allow the buyer to peruse the home without raising an eyebrow. You also want to invest in small things that will increase the value of your home and make it look more modern. New hardware, new outlet covers and light fixtures can do wonders. Adding light will make your home feel welcoming and warm, not dark and dingy.
You also want to make sure to stage the home. Remember, a buyer wants to envision how they would live in the home, not how you lived in the home. You want to clean up every room and make the house look as if it is ready to move in to. One important step in this is to remove any personal items from the walls or shelves. Don't have family photos or little nicknacks. Make it clean, spacious and as depersonalized as possible. A great tip for this is renting a storage unit. Buyers should be able to look behind every single door, including the closets and storage in the basement, without running into your piled up junk. So get it out of sight, out of mind.
Finally, you want to set the price right and get out the word before you even have to put the home on the market. Setting the price right entails the experience of a realtor to make sure you are getting more money than it is appraised for, but not asking for too much that will deter clients to your neighbors cheaper equivalent of a home. Shopping around for a realtor can be tricky, so go online and look up reviews and check their track record. For getting out the word, mentioning that your home will be put on sale before it actually is can save you money. Marketing a home takes finances, so try to find that buyer before you even have to fork up the expense.
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