Before you sell your home, fixing it up and improving its aesthetic appeal can boost your profits and make the home sale process go faster. Home buyers like turn-key homes that they can quickly move into without making many changes. Cleaning your home, updating its features, and decluttering can help show it in its best light, leading to faster offers on your property. Here’s what you need to know before your household move.
1. Repaint Rooms in Neutral Colors
Neutral paint colors have many good features. They’re naturally soothing and have a pleasant quality, regardless of your color tastes or preferences. Neutrals also match most other colors, so if your home’s walls are mostly neutrals, home buyers won’t have to repaint before they move in.
If your home’s walls are in good condition, repainting may not be necessary. But if you do repaint, choose neutral colors like warm creams and beiges to make your home more attractive.
A cluttered space can diminish the brightness and appearance of a room. Getting rid of clutter can open up the space and make it more appealing to buyers. Decluttering your space includes removing personal items, collections, and other things that make your space appear congested. Pack up these items first, so you’re ready to list your home on the market when the time comes.
3. Finish Deferred Maintenance Tasks
Deferred maintenance can be a real turn-off to buyers. In addition, deferred maintenance can signal buyers that you haven’t kept up your home. Make a list of any maintenance you’ve meant to address in the last several months, whether as small as a broken stair or as big as a leaking roof. Take quick action to find a contractor or handyman that will address these problems. Have everything finished by the time you’re ready to list the house.
4. Update Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is something that home buyers will notice as soon as they pull up to your property. An attractive exterior can help set the tone for the home’s interior, so buyers are already hooked when they walk into your house. Update your landscaping for curb appeal by planting attractive annuals as soon as the weather turns warm enough. Get rid of any lawn debris and clean the outside of your house to make it look tidier and more attractive. Add a wreath to the front door or give the exterior door a fresh coat of paint.
5. Research Real Estate Professionals
Who will help you sell your house? An excellent real estate professional can help make the home-selling process faster, easier, and less stressful. Identifying a real estate agent you like and trust can take a little time. If you have friends who have sold or purchased a home recently, ask them for a referral. You can also look up the best real estate professionals in the area based on reviews and feedback online. Interview real estate agents before making the final decision.
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