Selling a home is no easy project, especially when the market is not great, but that does not mean that you should not try. The trick to selling a home is making it appeal to potential buyers in multiple ways, and that might mean changing how you live in your home while it is on the market. Before a realtor is hired, however, here are a few projects to start in order to make sure your house is ready to be sold.
All homes have potential to increase in value, and many people think that means they have to spend a fortune on top of the line upgrades, but the truth is there are several affordable upgrades that can increase the value of your home just as much, or even more so, than those expensive upgrades. Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint. Paint the walls of your home a neutral color that is inviting, but not overwhelming to potential buyers. Paint or stain your kitchen and bathroom cabinetry and top them off with new hardware in order to give a new and updated feel to your home for a much cheaper cost than brand new custom cabinetry. Little upgrades like this are definitely worth your time as they will greatly increase the value of your home.
Advertising that works
When it is time to put your home on the market, you have to know how to advertise. Hire a professional photographer to take pictures of your home, because according to How to Nest for Less, great photos are key to successfully selling your home. When potential buyers look online for a new home, if the pictures are not clear, they are likely to move on to the next house. Once your home is advertised correctly online, post signs around the neighborhood in order to drive traffic to your home. Do your research to see how homes near you are selling so you can include those ideas into your selling tactics. Advertising your home is vital if you want it to sell, so do not take the project lightly.
Preparing for walk-throughs
Despite all of your photos, buyers are going to want to walk through your home. Clutter will always turn away buyers, so keep laundry baskets on hand that you can throw messes into and stow away when buyers stop by. Also, keep your home bright with natural light during the day, and turn on all the lights in your home if it is dark when buyers walk through. Research shows that when a house is lit up, it appeals way more to potential buyers. Lastly, make sure your home does not feel crammed with items. Put items in storage or move them to your new home so the home you are selling feels open and spacious.
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