There’re usually one or two home improvement projects that you started but never fully completed. Maybe it was the hand-made table you made and you didn’t finish off the curved edges? Whatever it is, it’s time to get to it before putting the property on the market.
Minimize the Clutter
Before you think about making actual improvements, you have to make sure that your house’s best features aren’t hidden behind piles of rubbish.
Get rid of anything you won’t be using for the next months or anything that seems out of place, whether it’s old clothes, garden tools, seasonal decorations, toys, etc. If you have furniture that clashes with the decor or isn’t in great condition, consider putting it into storage. Anything that doesn’t compliment your house needs to go.
Often, it’s the little things that people notice. Find the issues you haven’t gotten around to resolving and set aside the time. The fewer problems potential buyers discover, the better.
A squeaky door when you open it is an easy fix. Or, if the door that gets stuck at the top because it isn’t sitting right – get someone in if it’s too much for you. Give the windows a quality clean so you can see your face in them. If you have kids and they love to put their fingerprints all over the windows, try to encourage them to play elsewhere.
Consider Getting a Paint Job
If you see any paint defects around the house, or if you feel the colors are either outdated or simply too much for the average buyer, you could consider applying a fresh coat of paint throughout the house or in specific areas.
People need to be able to see themselves living in a new space, and something that is too personal may deter some buyers. It’s better to go with more neutral tones so buyers can see the home as a clean slate they’ll be able to personalize themselves.
Fix the Flooring
Bad flooring is one of those things that can make or break a listing. Flooring defects just give an impression of neglect and might make buyers wary of other issues with the house.
If you see any cracked or chipped ceramic tiles, have them fixed immediately. And replace or clean the grout as well. Carpeting is also making a huge comeback and if you have wood floors that are starting to show signs of age, adding fitted carpeting could be an affordable way to get an upgrade and attract buyers.
Selling a House Quicker
When you want to sell your property quicker, find a likely buyer fast. There are companies that promise “we buy any house”. Choose a reputable one that’s been in business for decades. You can then trust that you’ll get a fair price as a motivated seller.
Once you have everything ready, there’s nothing holding you back. Then you can plan your next move.
Selling your house is all about creating a welcoming environment and making your listing stand out. These few tips should allow you to increase your chances of making a sale and show your home in its best light.