Thinking to Sell your current home and you wants to sell it fast for top dollars, here are some tips for you to consider ..
1. Make Your House looks Inviting:
Buyers starts judging your house as soon as they are entering in your front yard. First impression, last impression applies here, it’s very important that you make your house appealing to the buyers. Exterior of your house is as important as interior of the home. Make sure trim the grass, put some nice flowers and plants. Refresh your entryway with new door-mat, paint the front door if necessary, make sure house number plate and mail box are not broken, these small things won’t cost you much but make it more inviting.
2. Make quick fixes if Required:
They won’t cost you too much but they will add up the value of your house in the buyer’s eye. You don’t have to make unnecessary major upgrades instead, putting fresh coat of paint (avoid dark color paint it will make house look small and dark), replacing dated light fixtures, changing broken door knobs and leaky faucets, replacing old curtain with new ones will give your house a nice facelift and will make it more welcoming.
3. De-Clutter and Clean up Your House:
Cluttered house appears small, so make sure you put the stuff in the storage that not in use at the moment and just holding the space in your house (for example, bulky furniture, toys, extra cloths, kitchen stuff…etc.). Donate the stuff that you are never going to use again. This will make your house look bigger and open. Buyer’s eyes will go everywhere, don’t think they won’t notice the dust on the base boards, so make sure to clean every nook of the house. Don’t forgot to clean sinks, bath tubs and all the windows. Take down old drapes, allow the light comes in, do everything to bright it up.
4. De-personalize it:
Once you are decided to sell your current home, treat it like it’s not your home anymore, it’s a property that you want to sell so, de-personalize it, means remove your personal items like, family pictures, wall art that represents your personal taste and belief, because these items make visitors feel like they are entering into someone else’s home, they are going to have hard time to believe that it can be their home. By removing those items, you are giving them chance to imagine that it can be their home.
5. Make Over with Nice Inexpensive New Accessories:
Remove old oversized and dated accessories and put some new ones, like new area rug, new throw pillows, nice wall accessories. Wall mirrors makes small rooms look bigger and brighter. Put new or clean linens…etc. Just keep in mind you are not over loading it.
6.Price it Right:
Now you have made your house presentable, it’s the time to put FOR-SALE sign on. Make sure you are not over pricing it. By over pricing your house, you are pushing potential buyers away from the sale of your property. Your Realtor will do Comparative Market Analysis for you which will help you to pick the realistic price for your house.