Selling your home is a lot to take on. As exciting as the payout may be and as ready as you may be to move on with your life: there are some things you have to do to ensure the property sells for a price you can accept.
These are the most important things to do when you’re selling a home. Not only will they help you sell faster, but they’ll also ensure you get more money for the property.
There’s more perceived value in a home that’s been deep cleaned than there is in a house with grime and dust leftover from the previous owner. When you’re ready to sell your home, spend a weekend deep cleaning the property.
If you don’t have an entire weekend to spend on this, focus on the bathroom and the kitchen more than anywhere else. These two rooms are the ones that the buyers want to have the cleanest to feel like the property is brand new when they buy it.
Working with an agent or realtor can ensure that you get as much money as possible for your property while saving you time and work from having to list it and deal with bad offers. Your agent or realtor will also go over what you should put into a seller closing costs calculator, and what changes you can make to be competitive in your current market.
Don’t let your home flop because your yard has dead grass! Instead, work to get the curb appeal up and thriving. Cut your grass, water your lawn if you’re not in a drought, and dress up your flower beds so that they have more life to them. You can take this even further by pressure washing the exterior of your home and your driveway so that your home looks brand new.
You may think that your furniture is fine, but home-staging furniture is specifically made and set in place to convince people to buy. A well-staged home sells faster and for far more money than their unstaged comparables. Although you will have to invest some money into the staging furniture when you rent it, you’ll more than make this back. It’s a fantastic way to make your home look better for the photos and the buyers when they walk through.
If you know a certain window lets air in, or there’s a sink that’s leaking, try to get these repaired before you have any buyers come through. If you want, you can have a home inspector come through and look at the property like the one the buyer will get. Follow through with any guidance they give you, and ensure that the property is a safe and comfortable place to live.
You can add value to any property if you follow these tips! Just ensure that you follow through and hold strong on your price, and you’ll get what your home is worth.