If you’ve made the decision to sell your home, you’ll probably want it to sell quite quickly and as close to the asking price as possible. You’ll not have it sit on the market for months while you wait in perpetuity for that call from your agent to tell you that you finally have an offer only to find out it’s much lower than you were hoping for. Thankfully there are some things you can do to make your home attractive to potential buyers, and they’re not difficult to do. Let’s look at some ways you can prepare your house so it sells.
Spend Some Money
You should accept pretty early on in the process of selling your home that it’s going to cost you some money to get the best sale price. This might involve replacing some broken fittings and fixtures, getting the house inspected for everything that needs it as part of the sales process and just making the place look great. Consider even installing some shelving or replacing kitchen cupboard doors or repainting and retiling a room. You can get guidance on what the best things to do to add actual value to your home before you sell are from some quick internet research or by speaking to a professional.
Hire a Garden Service
If your house has a garden, you absolutely want to make sure that you spend some real time and effort making it look in tip top shape because buyers are going to want green lawns and well-maintained shrubbery and plants. A trip to the garden centre and a bit of money spent here will really make a big difference to how presentable your home is to potential buyers. You should also use a garden service to keep the garden immaculate while the home is on the market, so it’s always at its best to be presented to buyers.
Use a Home Staging Company
Unless you’re using a cash home buyer company that won’t pay much attention to furnishings and finishes, using a home staging company to make your home look like it’s ready to move in and live in will make it incredibly attractive to home buyers. If you’ve already moved out, a home empty of furniture with empty cupboards might make it look bigger, but also it might feel cold and not very homely. A home staging company can help you here by providing some furnishings and things to fill cupboards and make the home look like it might when the buyer moves in. This can make the buyer feel more at ease and help them use their imagination about what the house might look like once they’ve moved in.
It won’t be free to prepare your home for the best chance of sale success, but it will almost certainly be worth it to get a great price in good time for your property. Spend some money fixing up the little things and making it look so good you might just change your mind and stay there, and it’s sure to sell in no time at all.