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Trying to Sell Your Home? 4 Things to Look out for First

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 26 December 2017 22:02

Homes that sit on the market for a long period of time tend to sell for less money. Making a good first impression will allow your home to sell quicker. Here are some guidelines when trying to sell your home.

Declutter the Space

Nothing turns off potential buyers quicker than a home that is full of stuff. It gives the appearance that your home is small and unlivable. Consider renting a storage unit for the things that you can live without temporarily. Don’t fill up your closets. You wants buyers to be impressed with the amount of closet space that is available. You only get one chance to make a good impression. You want buyers to think that your home is spacious. They need to be able to visualize what the space would look like if they lived there.

Perform Obvious Maintenance

Signs of neglect can make it harder to sell your home. Peeling paint and doors that don’t work properly may drive down the value of your house. It will take longer to sell and offers may be lower. Garage doors and other exterior doors set the tone for the rest of the house. Making sure that they function seamlessly allows for buyers to have a good first impression. Having a roof that is in good shape will also attract more buyers. The outside of your home is what gets buyers into the door. You want them to be willing to step through the door.

Brighten It up

Homes that are bright and cheerful make a better impression. Consider repainting the interior walls of your home. Bright neutral colors will attract more buyers. Dark rooms make buyers less likely to want to purchase your house. Add lighting to the rooms that don’t have a lot of natural light. This means that you should change out those old light bulbs. Get the highest wattage bulb for the light fixture to make the room feel brighter. Consider putting sheer curtains on your windows to maximize the amount of natural light.

Consider Proper Staging

Many real estate agents work with professional photographers. This is a good way to showcase your home to the best advantage online. Professional pictures attract more interest in your home. Ask for input on how to stage your home to make the best use of the space. You want the flow of your home to create the illusion of livability. This is another part of decluttering your home. Another thing is to remove personal objects. Take down family photos to make the home more appealing to other people. You want to market your home to more buyers so that it can sell quickly for a higher price.

A quick sell reduces the amount of stress on you. Use these guidelines to attract a buyer for your home.

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