There are many factors to consider when selling your house, but these 5 tips will help you to sell your home quickly and give you peace of mind sooner.
First Impressions Matter
First impressions matter—especially when selling your house. Simple things like power-washing your driveway, adding fresh greenery or flowers to your yard, washing front windows, and re-painting the porch can make your home warm and inviting from the curb to the front door and beyond.
Remember that selling a house is not selling your home, so you should take time to organize your belongings and properly stage the house. You should remove a third of your personal belongings from your house and pack away all personal photos and memorabilia.
A key selling feature that buyers are looking for is storage. Start by taking out half of your belongings from the closets and reorganize them to highlight storage space. Natural light is another key selling feature for a home. You can show off the natural light in your home by taking down the drapes, changing lampshades, and installing higher watt light bulbs.
While you may be a pet-enthusiast, some homebuyers may not be. As you’re holding open houses, help potential buyers to focus on the house by removing all traces of your pet and consider boarding your animals for the day.
Focus on the Kitchen
Although you shouldn’t over-upgrade your house, the kitchen is the one area of the home that you should focus on updating. The kitchen is the heart of the home and the place that buyers will focus on.
Remodeling your kitchen will help to sell your house quicker and you’ll likely see an 85% return on investment. The most cost-effective kitchen upgrades you can do include painting and installing new cabinet hardware.
Hire An Agent
Possibly one of the biggest mistakes you can make when selling your house is not hiring a real estate agent. A good agent will fight for your best interests, negotiate a better price, and help you sell your home quicker. They can also help to properly price your house and determine which features you should highlight.
If you’re looking to sell your property, give me a call at (306) 281-8883 or check out my website to set up a meeting! I offer a free, no obligation, complimentary home analysis that will provide you with valuable insights into selling your property.