We can offer you some tips on getting the very best offer on your home, there are a few inexpensive things you can do yourself. If you are using a sellers real estate agent they will probably give you the same advice. Most of the work you can do even before contacting an agent or while you are researching to see which agent you want to use. Some of the things you will need to do might take some time but should not be difficult. You will need to spend some time preparing the inside and outside of the property. If you do this the right way you will save time and energy. A little effort can even help you ensure a higher profit come sale day.
You can achieve some if not all of the goals you set, the benefit is the work will help sell your home. Having the little tedious stuff complete will help the real estate agent price the home correctly and be able to address any repairs or anything else that stands out.
First you will need to make sure the home has good curb appeal, if the outside looks good it will attract potential buyers. If you are not able to physically do yard work you can always hire someone to do the lawn and or flowerbed work. There is no need to get extravagant with the yard, just make it clean and presentable. If you know someone is coming at a specific time double check and make sure there is no trash floating around the yard. It’s the little details that make a big difference. The first impressions the buyer will have counts, it will draw them in or turn them away.
Second step should be to remove any clutter laying around, including broken items. You can make the living space look bigger by removing items that don’t have to be there. Look into renting a portable storage unit to hold those items, then just move the unit to your new home after the sale is successful. Make sure the items you remove are not items you might need before you get into your new home. If your house is packed full of personal stuff the potential buyer might not be able to picture the house as what could be their home past the clutter. Don’t just cram stuff in the closest, buyers will want to see how big the closet is. The more clear the home is the cleaner and bigger it will look. Even furniture and make a house look cluttered, so if you are able to put some excess furniture in storage as well. You may have way more stuff than you know before you start packing items for storage. Sparse furniture placement can be the key to making the home look a lot bigger, helping sell the home just by opening up the space.
Depending on the age of the home, you may need to do some painting. If you do need to paint, make sure you don’t customize the colors. Color choice should be natural colors, if you need help picking colors you can always ask a sellers real estate agent . Stay away from dark colors, dark colors typically make a space look smaller. Light colors can help change the feel of the house. You want the house to be bright and lively not dark and dreary.
Next, if you have not found one already you will want to find a great seller’s agent. The professional sellers real estate agent you hire can make the biggest difference as how the sell will go. Using the best agent will have a substance impact on the overall experience. The agents job is to take the stress and pressure off of you, that is why you are paying them. If you have done you work getting the house ready your agent should be able to sell your home faster and possibly get more money for the home. They will probably have you get a professional top to bottom cleaning and use a professional photographer for the best pictures to attract buyers.
If you hire a professional agent do your research and pick the best one for you. Once you pick the best agent, listen to them after all you have hired them for a reason!