When it come time to sell your house most of the time it’s left up to a processional, and that’s the best way of doing it actually. But there’s nothing wrong with doing what you can to help sell the house as soon as possible and for the best price. As with all business, “time is money”, and selling your house is no different. The sooner you sell, the better for all involved. So with that in mind, here are a few simple ideas that you can do yourself that can go a long way in getting the results you want when selling your house.
When it comes time to show your house, put all the family pictures away. Pictures are nice and they mean something to you but you’re showing your house to strangers and pictures of your family are distracting and take away from focusing on the house itself. Also store away memorabilia collections, personal keepsakes and done town any themed bedrooms, which can be distracting if they are not the potential buyer’s taste.
If there’s anyplace in your house that you should spend money on before selling it’s the kitchen. Kitchens will make or break a sale, so consider updating yours before putting the home on the market. You will most likely get 85 percent of your money back, and renovations eliminate a buyers negotiating points. To make the kitchen looking fresh without draining the bank account, consider adding a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint and new hardware to dated cabinets.
Take a good look at your closets. If your closets are full it may be a good idea to get rid of all that clutter while you sell. Packed closets make it look like your home doesn’t have much room for a buyers’ things. Take your stuff someplace else while you show your house. The idea is to make the storage areas of your house roomy so that the buyer gets a good feeling about having enough room for their things.
Those are just a few simple things you can do that can make the difference when you show your house.