If your answer is yes, you have a lot of preparation to do. Indeed, it is a seller’s market and you do have an edge, but that is when you compare yourself with the buyers. What about other sellers? They are also part of the game, and you really must set yourself apart from them. Buyers will not only be seeing and making offers on your house. They will also consider other properties and if these sellers have something better to offer, you will likely lose.
We talked to some of the best real estate agents and home designers and they gave us some suggestions. Follow these and you will be able to sell your house in the shortest of times, and not just sell it, but actually get a great offer on it.
Make your curb appeal attractive
Do you know what part of your home sets off the first impression to the buyers? You guessed it right; it is the curb appeal. A survey claims that most of the buyers lose interest in the inside of the house if they come across an unattractive outside. Is yours well maintained?
We are not asking you to spend significant amounts on this. Even the smallest of things will do the trick. A new coat of paint, more plants and other similar inexpensive updates are all that are needed.
Invest in home staging
Home staging does not have to be too costly. As with the outside, little modifications inside the house will also attract buyers and compel them to consider your house. In this regard, a home designer told us that your goal should be to lure as many buyers as possible. He further added that you should remove personal belongings and make sure none of the colors are too specific.
Spend some more on home improvements
We know home improvement is associated with making huge purchases, but we are not suggesting this. We are well aware that if you want to sell, you should never spend a huge amount on a major renovation. So yes, you do not have to completely remodel your bathroom or kitchen, but how about getting new lighting fixtures, improve the handles on your cabinets and give your walls a new coat of paint.
And do not forget to de-clutter
This is the simplest advice we can give you: de-clutter. Your home will appear bigger, more spacious and more attractive.
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