Why waste time just getting your house ready to be sold? If you really do spend some time making your house ready to be sold, you will be rewarded by a quicker sale and possibly a higher selling price. Presentation really is the key difference between: the home that sits on the market long term, unsold, until you’re forced to cut its asking price; and the home that’s being marketed and sold within a few days of looking – and even sooner if you live in a busy city. Here are some tips for making your house ready to be seen by potential buyers.
* Clean out closets and spare rooms. This first step is the hardest and most crucial one when it comes to selling your home. Many people think that a realtor will show your home and make it look “better” than it is. What you must realize is that realtors get paid because they know where to shop for what you really don’t want to be seen at all. Your home improvement store sells kitchen appliances and tile and hardwood flooring.
* Remodel your bathroom. This makes sense. The bathroom is where we start to become intimate with ourselves. Remodeling your bathroom removes the clutter of day-to-day life and makes it more comfortable and inviting. This is especially true if your bathroom is also your family room, with family photos on the wall and a couch and love seat in front of the TV.
* Improve your kitchen. Again, this makes sense. A buyer’s guide or your Realtor will tell you that buyers always want to see attractive kitchens and bathrooms, and that their kitchen and bath area are usually the first impression they get of the home.
* Think of the neighbors. If there are some that you don’t like, perhaps it is time to consider moving on. Some buyers do not want a busy road in front of their home, or driveways that are unkempt. These are just a few things that you should consider when considering home improvements before selling your home. It may be worth your time and effort to remodel these areas before you begin advertising.
Selling a house prepared is the key to getting top dollar. Whether you have your home for sale yourself, contact a realtor, or use a Realtor’s help, make sure to prepare your home so that it will attract buyers. Most buyers are looking for clean, well-kept, comfortable places to live. Improving your curb appeal and preparing your home so that it is appealing to buyers will get you a higher price, and better realtor results.