So you want to move out of your home and sell it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, your home probably has apparent signs of aging from the time you’ve lived there. Once you are committed to selling your house, you should work on transforming it into prime real estate. Selling prime real estate will increase your chances of getting great offers quickly. Here are a few pointers for improving your home’s value.
- Research the Local Real Estate Market
Find out what local real estate has to offer new homeowners. Mention all the improvements you’ve made to the house and inform clients about any ongoing or upcoming changes in the neighborhood that might concern them.
Nobody likes to brag, but when selling your house, modesty needs to go right out the window. Become a master of bragging/pitching; mention your home’s prime location with proximity to grocery stores, parks and public transit. Show buyers how living in your home benefits them.
- Clear the Clutter
Once you have engaged the services of a listing agent, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get organizing. Take out all the clutter you’ve stashed away, sort and organize it into containers to be stored outside the house. Clean out all nooks and crannies and leave no mess unturned. If you don’t have the time, many cleaning companies offer detailed cleaning services at a reasonable price.
- Paint the Walls
The best way to improve your home’s overall appearance and cover any imperfections on your walls is by applying a fresh coat of paint. Say goodbye to the bright pink and orange colors and add a neutral color. Try working with whites, greys or pastels.
- Get All Repairs Done
If you are unsure what needs repairing or replacing, hire a home inspector. The home inspector will bring to your attention any potential problems and advise how you can fix them. Then, armed with this knowledge, hire a handyperson to take care of all repairs.
- Stage the Home
Staging the home involves mowing the lawn, sprucing up the driveway by fixing cracks and trimming your hedges. Studies have shown that staging a home improves sales rates and selling prices.
- When it Comes to Lighting; the More, the Merrier
Potential clients want a clear view of the entire house, so good lighting is essential. Replace broken light fixtures and add more to the home’s dark corners. Excellent lighting sets the stage for you to showcase your home and impress the buyer.
- Start Looking for Storage Space
Once you start packing most of your belongings for the move, you will notice many items are no longer needed. If you are not ready to let go of these items, you can rent storage space and store them until you figure out what to do with them. Then, once the house is ready for viewing, you can invite a professional real estate photographer to take a few pictures for advertising.