Getting close to selling your home? These tips will help ensure it is sold quickly and for a higher value.
Do A Deep Cleaning
Now is definitely the time to do a very detailed cleaning of your home so that the home is sparkling when people walk through it for the first time. While you may be used to having a layer of dust on certain items, buyers are going to notice it right away. Having things that are dirty may not seem like a big deal, but it looks like a form of neglect that reflects on your entire home.
Now is not the time to get into a big home renovation, but it is time to start making all those small repairs you have been putting off for years. Things like holes in drywall, chipped paint, and scratched floors can really stand out, especially if your home is empty at the time of a showing. Anything that is clearly damaged you'll also want to have fixed since it will be discovered during the home inspection.
Keep Colors Neutral
If you are going to paint the walls of your home because they are in bad shape, it is a good idea to keep the colors neutral. Beige is going to show much better to a potential buyer than going with bright colors that can be distracting. Keep the colors neutral so that you do not offend anybody that wants to buy your home.
It is important to stage the furniture in your home in a way that will highlight its best features, rather than what is practical for you or simply putting furniture in an empty home. For example, is your TV in the living room located right in front of a big window? You'll want to move the furniture around to highlight the window and not make it seem like furniture is awkwardly placed. You may even want to remove furniture temporarily so that the space feels bigger and turn furniture so that they face each other and welcome conversation. It will make your home seem much more inviting.
Take Professional Photos
Now that your home is looking great, you'll want to take some professional photos in its current state for your listing. Since photos are often the only thing buyers view before they make a decision on seeing your home, you want the photos to put your home in the best possible light.
To get help selling your home, contact a realtor in your area.