8 Hot Tips That Will Make Your Home Sell Faster This Spring
Every year, Spring is the best time to put your house on the market – factors like improving weather, wanting to get the kids in the house before school starts and motivated buyers and sellers, make this the ideal time to get into the market.
So if you are getting ready to offer your home this spring, here are 8 key tips:
Take good pictures.
First impressions are important. Your first showing will most probably be on the Internet. If the pictures do not look good, they will keep the buyers away. Use a professional photographer and if possible, pick a sunny day.
Light up your house.
Maximize the light in your home and make the rooms bright, this shows them off as bigger and cheerful. The easy way of doing this is to increase the wattage of your light bulbs, and remove obstacles that hinder the natural light from entering the room.
Repaint dark walls to a neutral color.
A wrong color can turn a buyer off, so most real estate professionals recommend painting your home with warm neutral colors that are stylish and clean. Avoid bold and contrasting colors.
Don’t forget about the exterior of the home. A jarring color on the exterior can rob your home of needed curb appeal. Make sure your exterior colors blend in with the colors used in the neighbourhood.
Do the necessary repairs.
Buyers are usually interested in a home that they can move into immediately, without the need for further repairs. If they see a property in need of obvious maintenance, they may look elsewhere.
A property that has seen recent repairs or one that shows constant signs of maintenance will be more attractive and could lead to a higher net profit.
Make a good impression on the outside by landscaping.
When selling your home, landscaping determines whether or not your home feels inviting from the outside. Curb appeal is a very important factor to many potential buyers. It is not uncommon for buyers to reject a house because they don’t like the looks of the front of the house, which is mostly landscaping.
Remove the clutter.
People cannot see past clutter. Selling a cluttered home is hard due to the fact that many people do not have the necessary vision to see beyond it.
Buyers want and need to see the full potential of your house to picture themselves in it. But this can be difficult to do when it is covered with your things. Removing unnecessary items from counter tops, shelves and cupboards is very important.
De-personalize your rooms.
Get rid of anything that is personal. The whole idea is to get a potential buyer to walk in and feel that the home is theirs. They don’t want to see your personality filtering throughout the home.
If possible, get a professional home stager who will maximize the potential of your home. It’s probably worth the investment.
Make each room work
The purpose of the room should be clear. If the room has a lot of unrelated items being stored for lack of space elsewhere, buyers will not know how to imagine the space. If the function of the room is made apparent then it will be easy for them to do so.
These are simple yet effective tips that will help your home sell faster and maintain the price you are asking.
We have been in the real estate business for over 28 years and have a wealth of experience when it comes to selling your home. If you are planning on selling your home, contact us for tips on how to stage and present your home before putting it on the market.