Trying to sell your home is not an easy task under normal circumstances.
Trying to sell your home in this economy and in this real estate market is more difficult for many people.
Lots of people these days are finding themselves in the need to sell their home due to financial difficulties or trying to prevent financial difficulties by selling their home and downsize.
Whatever is the reason for you to sell your home the task won’t be easy unless your asking price is way below the value of your home.
Of course you want to get the best price for your home. You also know that right now is a buyers market and your home needs to stand out from the hundreds of homes listed in your neighborhood and surrounding areas.
There are some tips and secrets you can follow to SELL your HOME faster and for higher price.
Some of these tips to sell your home will require little bit of money, but most of these home selling tips will require time and good old fashioned elbow grease.
First thing the potential buyers see is the outside of your home. This first impression of their potential investment is very crucial.
For selling your home curb appeal is very import so follow these few tips to get a better change to receive an offer.
#1 Mow your lawn. Trim your trees and bushes to give the buyers clean and clear look at your house. Weed your flower beds.
#2 Clean-up your porches. Keep it simple and cheery. Put away all unnecessary clutter. Few pots with flowers and maybe a bench will do the trick. Hide your statues, gnomes and other knick knacks.
#3 Put a fresh coat of paint on your front door and polish or replace the hardware.
#4 Make sure all of your porch lights are working in case of night showing.
There is lots of little changes you can do on the inside as well to increase chances of selling your home faster and for higher price.
#1 Repaint the walls if needed. If your walls are white or bold colors it might be good idea and beneficial to paint them in neutral colors.
#2 Spruce up your kitchen with little bit of money. Just changing outdated hardware on your kitchen cabinets will help. Take it few steps further by replacing the kitchen faucet and painting the kitchen cabinets.
#3 Downsize. Pack away at least 25% of your furniture and decorations. Your home will instantly feel bigger and roomier. Keep the counters clear from clutter.
#4 Fix all the little things that don’t require much time, but are giving the wrong message to the buyers. Replace burned out or missing light bulbs or switch plates. Put up missing base boards. Fix or replace broken blinds.
#5 Spruce up your bathrooms by replacing your old shower curtain and bath mat. Place some fresh flowers and candles around the room.
#6 De-personalize your home. Put away your personal photos and mementos. Buyers like to see themselves in your home.
#7 Make sure there is no signs of animals living in the house. Put away all their dishes, toys, food and get the animals out of the house.
#8 Right before showing make the house smell inviting by putting a drop of Vanilla extract on a light bulb and turning the light on.