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9 Things to Do Before Putting Your House on the Market

Written by Posted On Friday, 05 July 2019 02:58
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Are you trying to sell your house? Real estate can get tricky and you may need to modify a few things about your house before you put it up in the market.

We have devised a list of tips which will help you sell your house easily;

1. Research the Market Prices in Your Locality:

Before putting your house on the market, you should first understand the surrounding market prices. You need to ask for the right price. Research the local market by getting in touch with a realtor. Calculate your house area and find out how much is it worth in your locality. You can visit other open houses in your area to just see the kind of properties other than yours in the market to compete against you, you need to be discreet while doing it of course.

2. Hire a Realtor:

Getting hold of a realtor to get your house listed and connect to potential buyers is a great way to sell your house. You can ask for a good price and as realtors are experienced, they can help you sell your house a lot faster than you could do it yourself.

3. Brighten Your Home:

While opening your house in the market, you need to make certain changes to make your house look more appealing. One of the easiest things you can do is to light up your house and make it look brighter. A well-lit home always looks spacious and increases the chances of potential buyers.

4. Deep Clean Your House:

When you put your house on the market, you cannot let it look dirty or smelly. Understand that the buyer may not have a good imagination and would not be able to visualize his or her life in your apartment. You need to scrub your entire house to make it look good and smell fresh. If required, call a professional house cleaning service to make your home spotless.

5. Declutter Your Home

A cluttered house will make your space look smaller and will distract the buyers. You need to clear up all unwanted items from your home and arrange them before you arrange for an open house.

6. Rent a Storage Unit

If you have excess stuff at your place, you can rent a storage unit and store the unwanted items there just to make your house look a bit more spacious for the potential buyers to look around.

7. Depersonalize the House:

Every person is passionate about some particular decor which may not be appealing to everyone. You may be a dog lover and must have decorated your home accordingly. Not every buyer may be a dog lover and that may put them off. Depersonalize your home and make it look neutral for the buyers to like. Stage your home to make it more sellable.

8. Fix Your Home:

No one likes a broken home hence you need to get everything fixed to make it look new. Paint your home freshly, call a handyman to fix all broken fixtures, call pest services to get rid of any unwanted pests and bugs, etc. Make sure your home looks as good as new before you put it up for selling.

9. Hire a Professional Photographer

If you are putting up photos of your home on online portals to sell, instead of clicking pictures on your own, hire a professional photographer. They know the right angles to click images so that your home looks bigger and better. Leave it to the professionals.

Selling a home is not as easy as it seems. Getting hold of a buyer who pays you the asked price may not always be easily attainable. By following the above tips, you can easily increase your chances of closing a good deal for your house.

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Narendra Sharma

Naren is an interior designer and real estate expert. I’m grateful everyday to my wonderful clients who have entrusted me with their homes.

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