Do you feel as though you want to sell your home quickly? Maybe you just want a fresh start for your family, and you don’t want the stress of having to worry about a drawn-out sale. Either way, this is the guide for you.
If you want to sell your home quickly then you need to declutter, but don’t depersonalize. Get rid of anything that might have accumulated over time and clear up a little. Put things into storage, sell them or even give stuff away if you want. At the end of the day, people need to be able to envision what the property would look like if they were living there. People often find this difficult, so you have to make it easy for them to see the living space that you are trying to offer them.
Don’t make your home look like a hotel, and make sure that you add some personality if you can. If anything else, you will be able to give an unimaginative buyer the suggestion as to what they could be doing with the space. Remember that people want to buy into a lifestyle just as much as they do a property, so show them the more attractive side of the lifestyle you have now. If you want to try and get an even faster sale, then why not look into trying to sell a home as-is for cash?
Giving your walls a new lick of paint, if it’s nice and neutral, will really help your home to seem both lighter and bigger. It will also allow viewers to imagine how they could adapt the rooms to meet their needs. It will be easier for your buyer to envision the rooms if you paint them in a nice, neutral color. If the walls are lime green or if they are bright purple, then this will deter buyers more than you realize.
First Impressions do Count
Curb appeal will certainly help you to create a lasting impression. Most buyers will make up their minds about a property in the first couple of minutes of arriving. A survey has been done and they found that the most important features when it comes to curb appeal would be well-maintained windows and a roof that is in good condition. Pathways, fences and a well-painted front were also very much essential.
Fix and then Clean
It’s so important that you make any repairs that need to be done. If you have holes in the walls or if you have broken doorknobs or if you have cracked tiles, then this will work against you. You will also want to avoid any threadbare carpets. Most buyers want to be able to move in and they don’t want to worry about making changes, so make sure that you account for this if possible.
Of course, it is also important that you clean everything until it absolutely sparkles. Get rid of limescale and repair tile grout if it needs it. Wooden floors can be waxed, and any odors will need to be removed. The more you can make your home look appealing, the faster it will sell.
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