As we pull ourselves out of the latest winter blast and get ready for the prime real estate selling season, homeowners looking to move home are preparing their battle plans. There are several tips to selling a home faster provided by the ones who know - estate agents. These tips are not just going to help sell a home, but sell it faster, and hopefully at a higher selling price. Here is a short list of some of the most important advice to follow when selling a house.
First of all, pictures and video sell homes. How often have we heard that first impressions are the most lasting ones? This first impression of a house to be sold is critical to getting a second look. Photos make it possible to capture the essence of a home. They make it possible to tell a story of what experiences in that home will feel like to someone else.
Before photos and video present the house looking shiny and bright for the next buyer to purchase, some other things need to be taken care of. This is a time when homeowners are able to make a significant difference for their agent.
Make certain all clutter is removed from all areas possible, without leaving the rooms bare. Clutter does not sell houses. Rooms which are neat and organised and clutter-free do sell houses. If external storage space is needed, lease some space outside the home.
Walls are able to collect clutter just like floors can. Remove all posters and pictures from walls which are not displayed to enhance furnishings. Family photos in the living room are fine, but consider taking down posters from kids rooms which don’t improve the look of the room. This can be challenging sometimes for teenagers, but will help sell the house in the end.
After all clutter is removed, take a look around and make a note of all spaces which look old and worn or need repair. Paint areas which need a newer look, fix cabinets hinges in the kitchen and bathrooms, and make sure everything in the house which opens, closes, or locks in the house does so with ease. House hunters want to move in without making any changes or repairs.
Windows provide an excellent source of light in most houses. Make sure they are not blocked by furniture or window treatments which keep light from entering the room. Light-filled rooms provide spaces people want to spend time in and look larger in pictures and video.
Lastly, clean, clean, and then clean some more. Clean until everything shines and sparkles. House buyers are looking for something where they intend to spend years in, not just a short period of their lives. Houses that sell quickly look new, smell new, and feel new when you step inside.
A clean, neat, and tidy home will appeal to buyers and leave a lasting impression. So, help your agent by finishing these simple tasks before the house is listed.