How To Increase The Value Of Your Home
If you are a homeowner who wants to sell your home, you probably have a lot of questions. Some of the most common questions are based on how to make one’s house sell for more. This article gives several tips on increasing the value of your home and helping it to sell faster.
It is important to pick the right realtor. Both the real estate agency and the realtor can make a big difference in how your house sells. You should pick an agency that is close to your property this enables them to show it more often. It is also important to find an agent who is enthusiastic and optimistic.
Take quality pictures that will be posted on the internet. Most people won’t even look at an announcement if it doesn’t have any pictures, and bad pictures can turn prospective buyers off from the beginning.
When preparing your house for sale, start on the visible items first. The very first impression that the potential buyer will get is when they pull up to the house. When you pull up to the house try to see it through the eyes of a potential buyer. Ask yourself the following questions:
What do you notice? Is the siding neat and in order? Are there mold on the exterior walls or on the gutters and downspouts? Is the roof in need of repair? Does the yard need a lot of work? The answers to these questions can help you understand where to start.
Try the same thing as you enter the house and go through it. The kitchen and bathrooms are very important. If the kitchen cabinets or appliances are old this can very easily turn off a buyer. The same goes for the bathrooms.
Interior paint is one of the best ways to change the appearance of the inside of your house. We say it is one of the best ways because it is easy, cheap, and quick. Even though it is easy, cheap, and quick it can completely change the impression that one has when looking at the house. When picking out colors remember that it helps to pick neutral colors that brighten up the interior of the house.
It is best not to live in the house while you are trying to sell it, however, if you don’t have a choice remember to keep the house as simple as possible.
Afterward, try to remove personal items like photographs. This includes furniture also, try to keep it at a bare minimum. The easier it is for the prospective buyer to imagine the house as being there the easier it will be to convince them to buy it. It is very important that you keep your closets and cabinets uncluttered, neat and as empty as possible.
When you have made the decision to sell your house, no doubt you want to get top dollar for it. There is an average sales price for houses in your neighborhood that are similar in size. To get an offer at the upper end of that range, you need to stage your house properly to attract a buyer’s interest. The following tips will give you some ideas on how you can stage your house effectively.
The curb appeal of your house is the first thing that you should think about. When an agent drives up to your house with a potential buyer, your house and its surrounding landscaping make an immediate impression upon them. You want this first impression to be a very positive one.
Look at your landscaping. Your lawn should be manicured with no brown patches. Trim back trees and shrubs that have overgrown. If you feel like your front yard lacks color, you can get various small flowering plants that you can plant in empty spots. Keep the path to your front door clear of yard debris.
Then, as for your front door area, give it a good sweep. Brush away any spider webs around the windows and doorway. Wipe down your front door. If it is made from natural wood, you should clean it with a wood polish. Your door fixtures should not be tarnished. Shine those up if possible. If the fixtures are badly rusted, you may want to replace them. Make your front entrance as inviting as possible. If there is room on the porch, add in a large potted plant or an attractive bench for sitting.
You should also remove all clutter from the interior of your house. Each room should only have your basic pieces of furniture, accessories and some wall art. You should not have any personal items strewn about in the living room. Open up all the shades to let in as much natural light as possible.
Buyers are attracted to simply because they want to be able to envision their own decor in the space. If you have a lot of personal items that you don’t use too often, this is the time to pack them away.
The two most important areas that should be spotless are your kitchen and your bathrooms. These rooms are the most heavily used. If your kitchen or bathrooms are less than clean, that will make a bad, lasting impression on the buyer and can erase any positive feeling he may have had about the house.
Fix anything that is broken if you do not have to invest a lot of money into the fix. A broken light fixture, torn curtains, nail holes on the walls, etc. are little things that can discourage a potential buyer.
Keep your home smelling fresh by using home fragrances judiciously and sparingly. Do not overuse them because a lot of people do not like heavy scents.
There are other tricks in staging a house for sale that can maximize your profits. Start with these simple ideas, and you will see the difference.
Following these simple tips can help increase the value of your house and the speed at which it sells. We hope you can follow our advice and have a good selling experience!