5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Sale
“How do I sell my house fast?”
That’s the big question.
Selling a house or any real estate property is one of the toughest jobs. Whether you’ve been thinking about it for some time now or the decision came in a rush, many factors can affect how quickly you can sell your home. These include the location, size, and price of your property.
Check out these five tips to sell your home fast:
Talk to your agent.
Look for the top agent in your area. Yes, there are many realty agents out there but not all of them can sell your home quickly. Look for someone who is licensed, has enough experience, and has a good background. Interview at least three agents and ask for a list of properties they have sold. You should also check their profile online (websites, social media, etc.) to get to know them better.
Make some repair work.
To get your home sold quickly, you need to make sure it’s in the best condition. If possible, hire remodeling contractors to conduct a thorough inspection of your property. No one wants to move to a home that has a leaking roof or broken windows. If you think some renovation work or upgrade is necessary (and if you have the budget), go for it. Home improvement can greatly increase the value of your property which means more $$$ when you sell it.
Hire pro cleaners.
A messy home can greatly turn off potential buyers. Before you invite them to an open house, make sure that your home - from the exterior to the interior - looks nice and clean. Make every corner of your home sparkle. It’s best to hire professional cleaners to do the job because they have special equipment to deal with the toughest dirt in your home, from the stains on your tile floors to the ugly spots on your kitchen ceiling. You should also remove the clutter and organize your space. Consider renting a storage unit for your belongings and other personal items. A clean and organized space helps potential buyers envision how living in their new home would feel like.
Don’t forget the landscape.
Create a good first impression among buyers by improving your landscaping. An attractive and well-maintained landscape can increase the value of your property by as much as 10%. Ideally, you want to get started with cleaning your yard as early as one month before your scheduled ‘open house’. Apply a new mulch, add some beautiful plant containers and decorations that can improve your patio and doorway, repaint the fence, clean up the water features, etc. Consider adding a fresh coat of paint on your front door. Choose a color that contrasts with the color of your home.
Organize bedroom closets and cabinets.
One of the major considerations people make before buying a home is how much storage they have. Messy closets and cabinets make your home appear like it doesn’t have enough space. It also sends a negative message to potential buyers. For example, they might conclude that you don’t take care of your house just as you don’t take care of your belongings.
Preparing your home for sale doesn’t have to be difficult. If you know what to do, you can sell your home quickly at the price you want. Start by hiring the best real estate agent in your area who can help you find the right buyer. Next, prepare your property. Make sure to have it cleaned and repaired if needed. Don’t forget to spruce up your home exterior to make a lasting impression among potential buyers. And lastly, showcase the best features of your property, including the closets and cabinets.