Apartments and houses don’t sell as fast as they did do only several years ago. These days well maintained and reasonably to low-priced properties stay stuck considerable time on the market without attracting much interest from buyers. The situation begs a question – what should you do if you want to sell your home quickly today? Well, do as every savvy businessman will do – increase your chances by sweetening the deal with a few home improvements.
Below you can find five tricks that can help you improve your chances of selling your property faster.
This one is really a no brainer! Start working to improve your home from outside to inside. The first glimpse a prospective buyer will have on your property is the front. Make it as presentable as possible to gain their initial approval and create rapport – clear weeds, cut grass and replace existing flower beds. Even add new ones. Do a walk-around your home and make certain that all fixtures are fixed.
After you have cleared out and put in order the front, it’s time for you to move making up space inside. This way prospective buyers will be able to fully enjoy your open day. Normally basements, attics and garages turn into storage space for useless items. Let buyers appreciate your home and clear of all useless stuff. Sorting out clutter and decide what you want to keep, sell and donate. Rent a self-storage unit and keep things you want there.
When you’ve freed your property from clutter you’ll have the opportunity to see and inspect issues and problems that require urgent action. It’s much better to start with repairs before you’ve put your home for sale. Mending issues while you have open days can be counter-productive. Some issues can turn away even the most stubborn buyers.
After you’ve finished drilling, filling holes and mending broken windows, consider refreshing on the inside. You don’t have to make major renovations because there is no guarantee you’ll be able to make a return on your investment. However, you can replace little items like cabinet and door handles, hang new curtains or even replace all light switches and power outlets.
It’s somehow self-evident to have your home cleaned spotless but it deserves a word or two. The degree of cleanliness is essential for the success of your project. In some instances you might have done everything right but less that a clean bath or oven can make many people reconsider whether or not to give you their hard-earned cash. Cap your efforts with deep cleaning your wall-to-wall carpet and area rugs. This will improve your home appearance and freshness.
Boosting your property value isn’t as hard as it seems at first glance. If you keep it simple and work consistently, you will end up with a home that is worth significantly more than what you paid for it.