Moving house is perhaps one of the most stressful experiences that you can go through as an adult. There’s so much to think about and very little time to get it right. Particularly, if you’re trying to sell while the market is still hot. You’ll have a limited time to get the house ready for the market and find the perfect buyer. A fast home sale isn’t easy, even when the market is great. That’s why I’m giving you this guide to help you out. Hopefully, using my advice, you’ll be able to get your home sold after being on the market for less than a week. Believe it or not, this does happen. You just need to take the right action straight off the bat.
As soon as you think about selling your home, you need to start getting it ready. You should do this long before you ever think about talking to a real estate agent and putting the sale sign up outside. Depending on the state of your home it can either take a few weeks or a few months to prep it. Let’s look at some of the most important things that you’ll need to do to get a fast sale.
Don’t Let It Be A Fixer Upper
You might have heard that some people love buying fixer uppers, and this is true. But it doesn’t mean that you want to sell your house as one. A fixer upper tends to sell at a price well below what it should actually be worth. It doesn’t have any serious issues. But it’s in a bad enough way that an estate agent knows they won’t get it off the market for a good price. If you want to sell your home fast at a great price, you’ll have to fix it up.
You might think your home is in great working order. We all like to think this about our homes. But once you start looking around it, you’ll be surprised how many issues you find. This is perhaps because you have been living there for a long time. You’ve grown accustomed to having these little issues with your home. In a way, they give your house a character and make it feel like the place where your family belongs. But you need to remember when people buy a home they are not looking for a place that feels like home for someone else. They’re buying a dream, a fresh start, a picture perfect piece of real estate.
The fixes you’ll need to make to your home could be anything. Your garage door might be slightly crooked and stiff when you try and open it. A garage door repair cost is surprisingly cheap when arranged online. Don’t worry, unless your home is in a complete state of disrepair you won’t have to spend a fortune getting it ready for sale. Look to spend at most a few hundred on the repairs of your home. Once you’ve made all the repairs it’s time to think about the next issue for your property. You need to consider what it looks like from the street.
Make Sure It’s Eyecatching
Some of you might have guessed that I’m talking about curb appeal. It’s crucial that your home looks absolutely incredible from the outside. Don’t forget that in a great market, your home probably won’t be the only one on sale. Essentially, you’ll be competing with other sellers for the attention of the buyers. One way to put your home ahead of the curve it’s to spruce up the exterior. You can start by thinking about the garden. You should have already improved it with a few necessary repairs. But now it’s time to think about making it look beautiful.
Again, I wouldn’t recommend that you spend a lot of money doing this. Same as before, look to spend a few hundred on the curb appeal of your property. Although you may find adding more expensive features adds incredible value to your home. For instance, adding a unique sculpture would certainly catch the eye of a number of buyers looking for their next family home. Or, you might want to think about adding some exotic plants. New shrubbery in your garden can make your home look beautiful. Particularly, if it’s rather colorful. Perhaps, you can add a winding stone path, leading to your front door through the garden. Remember, you’re trying to make your home a dream come true. It’s these little things that are going to make your home look picturesque.
By now, your home should be looking quite stunning from the outside. But we can’t forget about what happens when the buyer walks through your front door. They need to be impressed and instantly fall in love with your home. You shouldn’t give them time to find the flaws. If you make the right style decisions, they won’t bother to look.
Interior Style Choices
We need to think about the interior style of your home quite carefully. I suggest you look for the features in your home that you don’t like and look for ways of hiding them. For instance, it might be that some rooms in your home are quite cramped. But don’t forget this could be due to your personal style. If you’ve got a lot of furniture and accessories, you might want to put some away and save the space. As well as this, you can consider repainting the walls a different color. White walls will make a room look bigger, no matter how small it is. Add a few pieces of furniture and you will get buyers to picture themselves living there.
Or, some places in your home might be quite dark. Add a few lights around the place and make sure they’re switched on but unobtrusive. The buyer should not notice that it’s the lamp providing most of the light for the room.
I hope you found these tips helpful. If you take my advice, I guarantee your home will be off the market fast, sold at a great price. Good luck finding the perfect new home for your family.