How Do I Sell My Home Fast?
There are definitely some tricks that can help you sell your home a little faster. The first thing you have to do is find a good realtor experienced like myself, over 2600 Transactions .
Let the realtor come in and help you determine what you need to do to make the house “more attractive” to buyers so that it sells quicker. They have a professional eye and know what can make or break a sale.
Some typical hints and tips to sell your home faster include
- De-clutter – a cluttered home is a smaller home. De-cluttering your house will make the home appear bigger and more appealing to the eye. When we say de-clutter we mean removing things like shelves that are literally piled with items on top of items. You’re going to have to pack that stuff anyway once the home sells, so take the time now to dust it off, wrap it and box it up, or simply toss it out. It’s also a great way to fulfill that New Year’s Resolution of “getting more organized.”
- Clean – take the time to either hire someone to help you if it’s too much to take on at once alone or “hire out” each family member to be in charge of one particular room. Take the time to clean and clean thoroughly. This means bending over and scrubbing the edging along the floor, the windowsills behind those curtains, and even taking those curtains down and giving them a wash.
Make sure you wash the windows (inside and out if weather permits) and clean any mold and mildew that may have crept in through the years in the bathroom. Don’t forget those ceiling fans either. Kitchen ones can really get dingy looking quick. Take the time to remove them and literally wash them in soap and water to degrease them.
Take note of your carpeting and the typical wear spots. If the carpeting is in good condition it’s worth having a professional come in and clean it professionally. Make sure you maintain the fresh clean look also so when you get a phone call that your realtor has someone who wants to see your house you’re always ready.
- Replace Faucets & Fix Drips – It may be as easy as a new washer in your faucet or you may need to purchase a new faucet to drop in and replace the old one. You will be amazed at how much of a difference a new faucet can make in a kitchen or bathroom. If you’re getting even small drips you’re going to want to fix it as a potential buyer sees those drips as money going down the drain and one more thing to add onto their “to- do” list once they move in.
- Paint – Everyone knows that a fresh coat of paint makes a room look instantly fresh and clean. If you’re going to be cleaning windows, washing curtains and dusting off ceiling fans why not update the paint? Stick with a neutral color and don’t go too crazy. Remember to paint not only the walls but the ceiling too because if you paint just the walls the ceiling will stick out like a sore thumb.
- Clean Up the Yard – Take a weekend to clean up your yard. Trim the bushes, make sure your lawn is mowed, edge the sidewalks and driveway, and replace the bark or stone around the edging. Remember curb appeal plays a huge part in luring in the buyer to take a look inside too.
It’s always in your best interest to put your best foot forward when showcasing your home and making it gleam like new will enhance any deal. Your Realtor should be able to guide you as to the particular items you should take care of in your specific home and point out small repairs that could make a difference. They will give you an outsider’s perspective that should help you get your home in tip-top shape and ready for sale!