Posted on: 14 February 2017
Whether you are looking to move on up from a starter home or in need of more room for a growing family, sooner or later the time will come to sell your house. There's no denying that this is a huge undertaking. Yet there are plenty of simple things you can do to help to make the sales process as easy as possible. If you have plans to put your home on the market in the near future, read on. This article will offer two valuable tips to help ensure a quick and successful sale.
Make curb appeal your first priority.
The outside appearance of your home will impact a potential buyer long before they ever step foot inside. For that reason, it is vital that you give off a good impression, since this will sway the buyer in the right direction, whether consciously or unconsciously. Begin by assessing the state of structural elements such as porch decorations, lawn furniture, and toys, rearranging them if necessary to produce a visual effect of order and tidiness.
Next, take a close look at your paint job. It is generally worth the investment of time and money to repaint and peeling, flaking, or damaged areas. Then you can move on to your lawn. Needless to say, it should be neatly mown. If the grass appears less than healthy, give it a good watering and consider reseeding it for a more lush appearance. Clear away any leaves, branches, or other debris, and ensure that the driveway and sidewalk are neatly swept. For a finishing touch, give some thought to slapping a fresh coat of paint on your front door. This will add a welcoming psychological warmth to your home.
Declutter the interior of your home.
A potential buyer knows that, should they decide to purchase your home, it won't contain any of the furniture, décor, or belongings currently inside of it. Yet these elements can still affect the impression they are left with after inspecting the interior of your home. Clutter and untidiness will unconsciously predispose them against your home. It will also make it harder for them to form an objective picture of the space.
Start by tackling any obvious messes. Once that is done, move on to more deeply entrenched problem areas. These may include closets, garages, or attics that have been acting as junk receptacles for years and years. Remember that a prospective buyer wants to have a clear picture of the dimensions of all the parts of your home.Share