Posted on: 16 February 2017
Are you getting ready to sell your house? Are you trying to figure out how to make it stand out from all of the other homes for sale out there? Depending on where you live, selling your house can be quite competitive. In order to sell your home as quickly as possible, there are a variety of things that you'll need to do to get your house ready. By the time your real estate agent comes to photograph your home and make notes about its sale, you'll be ready. Some things that you can do include:
Declutter your home: If you're going to be staying in your house while it's being sold, try to get rid of at least a few things and clean up your house. A home doesn't have to be excessively messy to deter potential buyers, but too many pieces of furniture and other items can keep people from looking too closely at your house and will cause them to look at other homes for sale. Since home buyers may also shun a sterile-feeling house, try to maintain a balance between clutter and giving the home a feeling of being lived in.
Do minor landscaping: Before putting your house up for sale, do at least minor trimming of any trees or bushes on your property and make sure to keep the lawn mowed. First impressions are important when people are looking at homes for sale. If your house looks neglected on the outside, they may not even want to come inside to take a look around. They may assume that the inside of the house is just as neglected as the exterior and move on to the next prospective home on their list. If one of the reasons why you're selling your home is that you can no longer do the yard work outside, it may be worth paying a landscaping company to make your yard look neat and tidy so that it can be sold more quickly.
Repaint: While some people may love the bright colors that you've chosen to decorate your home, other people may not be as thrilled with your pink bedroom or your lavender living room walls. It may be worth looking at other homes for sale in your neighborhood to see what their interior color schemes are like. If neutral colors are favored and those houses seem to sell quickly, it may be worth investing in a few gallons of paint to redo your walls. The more appealing your home is to the average buyer, after all, the sooner you'll be able to sell your place.Share