Whether you’re making a major move because of a big promotion, or started out with a tiny starter home and are now looking for a more permanent residence, sometimes you know it’s just time to sell and move on to the next stage of life’s journey. Whatever your reasons for selling your home, you need to be aware that there are several things you can do in order to help increase your chances of not only selling your home fast but also getting a better price on it. Read on for five tips you can use today.
Remember that appearance matters. A room is a room, but people can’t help but judge a messy room harshly even if all of that mess would be gone when they moved in. Keep your place looking as clean and open as possible in order to help potential buyers visualize the full space and what they can do with it.
Take Away that Personal Touch
Everyone wants to make their house a home, but once you’re preparing a move you want to put away any pictures, trinkets, and other decorations that show your family or add a very personal touch to the place. While this is great for when you’re living there, that’s not the kind of thing that is going to push buyers towards wanting the place. Once again, you need to prepare your home to make it easy for them to visualize it as their own.
Touch Up Maintenance
If there’s any basic touch up maintenance, bite the bullet and do it. The rain gutters are your problem if they’re keeping anyone from an offer or making people low ball their bids. A fresh coat of paint, a freshly mowed lawn, a lot of little things will go a long way to helping you.
Keep Your Home Open
Homes only get sold if they are shown. This means you have to be willing to show your home and in giving your real estate broker the ability to show people through your home and help to close that deal.
You never know what is going to make that sale. Advertise around the neighborhood, post ads online on Facebook or on Craigslist, have the for sale sign in the front yard. You need to throw out a bunch of different things because you never know which one will close the deal!