Selling your home is never a simple process. But it can be especially difficult if you have to sell your house fast. In this article, we will take a look at a few house selling tips that will help you get a fast sale for a better price.
Updating your home’s curb appeal is one way to stand out from other homes and the market and catch the eye of a potential buyer.
Some changes are more costly, but there are several inexpensive upgrades that cost little in the way of time, money and energy that can help you get your house sold fast.
Tip #1: Improve The Curb Appeal
Step one to improve your chances of selling your house fast is to “stage” your home. This is when you make your house look as attractive as possible to potential buyers.
Consider the “curb appeal” of your home by putting yourself in the shoes of your prospective buyers. What is the first impression they get when they pull up to the front of your home? Consider what relatively inexpensive, quick improvements you can make – such as landscaping, tidying up your front lawn, removing the vegetation from your sidewalk – simple home improvements like this will make your house more appealing at first glance and create in any potential buyer the feeling that the owner of this home truly cared for it.
If you don’t have time to clean the inside of your home yourself, spend a few bucks and have a local cleaning service do it for you. Then, once it’s cleaned, keep as many areas of your home off-limits so that it stays neat and tidy. You may want to eat out until your home is sold…or invest in some paper plates and plastic cutlery!
If you don’t have time to do home staging yourself, there are plenty of local home staging companies out there… just head to Google and type “(your city) home staging companies”.
Tip #2: Complete Simple Upgrades
Ready for more house selling tips? Obviously, if you are going to be moving out of your home you don’t want to invest a pile of money into any major improvements, such as a kitchen or bathroom remodel. But there are some more affordable upgrades you can make that will increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to buyers.
For example, its well known that painting is one of the least expensive ways to brighten up the curb appeal on your home. And it’s one of the cheapest. Why not repaint front door, mailbox, garage door or siding? Its a relatively inexpensive upgrade that will seriously improve your curb appeal. And if your house is neutral in color, it will make those items you paint really stand out.
Another idea is if you currently have a beat up and old washer and dryer set, replacing these with brand-new or slightly used (or new to you) machines will only cost you several hundred dollars but will increase your home’s potential appeal….or at the very least remove a potential objection from a would-be buyer’s naughty list! Plus, you can usually recover the cost of these types of upgrades when the sale of your home goes through.
It’s not always possible to make the repairs and upgrades that are needed, however. If the work is more expensive than you can afford, feel free to call us at (587) 982-7576 to get a fast-fair offer on your house, as-is. Another option is to read this blog post, How To Sell Your Home Without ANY Hassle!
Here at Sunrise Home Buyers we buy houses in any condition AND on the date of your choice. WE PUT YOU IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT! So give us a try! CALL US TODAY and we’ll make you a fast-fair cash offer and we’ll do all of the work!
Tip #3: Don’t Distract The Home Buyers
When potential buyers look at your home, they want to see it as THEIR NEW HOME, NOT YOURS! The task of de-personalizing your home will vary from family to family, but if you can pull it off, we recommend it.
Help strengthen this illusion by removing items that personalize your home, such as family pictures, personalized art, and any type of clutter. You certainly don’t need to remove all photos and personal items. But if your home is chock full, it would be wise to remove many of them. And if this concept annoys you, remember this is about your END GOAL, selling the property. In closing, bear in mind that your plan is to move out anyway so why not get a head start, declutter and remove some of those items at the beginning.
One way of simplifying this process is to rent a storage unit or portable bin from “PODS” while you are selling your home. You can move as much of your personal items as possible into storage to keep it out of the way.
Another bonus of attacking this project sooner than later is that the more open space you can create, the bigger your rooms will look.
For local storage units just head to Google and search for “PODS” or “self-storage units” and you’ll find a whole bunch of them!
House Selling Tips in Conclusion
If you want to avoid having to do any of that and just want a quick and effective sale so you can walk away… we can help.
Check out our Sunrise Home Buyers local home buying program.
Just reach out to us or fill out the form on this website so we can quickly look at your situation and make you a fast-fair cash offer on your home or property.
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