Once a decision is made to move, every seller wants to sell their property faster and not have it linger on the market. There are 3 ways to help make that a reality.
One of the most well-known ways to help your property sell faster is curb appeal. Think of what happens when you meet a person for the first time…first appearances matter, don’t they? There are several, relatively inexpensive ways to boost that first impression for your home:
*Give your front door a fresh coat of paint, either renewing the current color or updating to a new color.
*Your hardware store is your friend when it comes to curb appeal. Update the hardware on your front door as well as your house numbers. Buy a fresh doormat to replace the worn one and consider updating the lighting fixtures.
*Roll up your sleeves and power wash the siding and windows. Prune shrubs and think about adding some flowering plants in containers for instant color. Keep your lawn mowed and your flowerbeds weeded.
Staging Your Home
There are endless articles with ideas about how to stage your home, but we like to focus on individual rooms:
*The entry way and living room are most likely the first rooms a potential buyer will see. Make sure they are decluttered and clean. The first steps inside give buyers an immediate sense of the home.
*The kitchen is usually the true heart of the home. The key focus here is cleanliness! Make sure the floors, appliances, and countertops are spotless. And speaking of countertops, declutter those, too. Once the clutter is tucked away, a single vase of flowers or a decorative plate with fresh fruit adds a nice touch.
*The bathrooms, like the kitchen, must be spotless. Make sure all surfaces are clean, that the mirrors sparkle, and the fixtures shine.
*The bedrooms, more than any other room, must not only be decluttered, but depersonalized as well. Even if it feels hard to remove framed photos and other personal items, remember it’s only temporary.
More and more sellers choose to have an inspection done on their property before it even hits the market. This makes sense. Among the top reasons are:
- There are fewer (or no) surprises, giving you a piece of mind.
- If there are minor repairs that show up on the report, you can take care of them ahead of time.
- A pre-inspection gives potential buyers a sense of confidence about the property.
You don’t have to do all 3 recommendations to sell your property faster. However if you do, the chances of you selling your property fast increases greatly. Less waiting, less stress and no one wants your property listed on the market long.