Many people try to sell their home prior to purchasing a new one. Here are some helpful hints that should expedite the sale:
Fix It Up: Everyone has those small little repairs they keep putting off for a rainy day. Do them now. The small amount of money you invest today will pay off in the end, and can help you sell your home fast.
Clean It Up: You never know when a perspective buyer will come knocking on your door, so your home needs to be spotless at all times. Beds need to be made, dishes washed and put away, floors mopped or vacuumed, tile grout cleaned, faucets polished, sinks cleaned, windows washed, another words spotless. You also need to have clean air. If a client smells cigarette smoke or cat pee, they most likely will not buy your home.
Shelve The Personal Items: We all love to display our family pictures and treasures we have collected over the years. They are all meaningful to you, but not to a potential buyer. Remove all these items and put them in storage for your next home.
Stage Your Home: First impressions are extremely important when you are trying to sell your home fast. When you walk through the front door there should be a natural flow to the floor plan. Rearrange your furniture so you have a clear view of the selling points such as fireplaces. Make sure that none of the rooms in your home are overcrowded with furniture, this will make your home look smaller than what it is.
Home Inspection: Almost every sales contract requires a home inspection to be done. If you don’t want to have any surprises, it is a good idea to have a home inspection done prior to listing your home. This will give you the opportunity to fix any unforeseen problems. If you wait until after you have a contract on your home and there are problems, the buyer may want to renegotiate the contract price, or worst case decide not to buy your home.
Curb Appeal: With the Internet being one of the first places customers go to view homes for sale, you need to be sure that the photo of your house encourages them to come visit your home. Spend some time shaping up your yard or you may want to hire a professional landscaper to get your front yard in tip top shape.
Price It Right: We all want to get as much as we can for our homes, but if you over price you house you will be over looked. Research the selling prices of the homes in your neighborhood and come up with a fair asking price for your home to help you sell your home quickly.
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