Selling your home is almost as easy as sticking a for sale sign in the yard. Just kidding! To sell your home quickly, you may consider these three quick tips before you go on the market.
Repair — Now is the time to finish your to-do list and make sure everything is in proper working order. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls doesn’t mean a buyer will too. Buyers (and their home inspector) like to look around for anything that needs to be repaired. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fence, roof, landscaping, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never step inside.
Neutralize — You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green walls, collectibles, and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color wall colors with something more neutral—beiges, tans, and whites. Freshening up the paint and floors will make a big visual impact.
Stage — Once your house is clean and updated, it’s time to rearrange the furniture and accessories. The thing to consider is staging a home for sale is MUCH different than decorating a home to live in. Professional home stagers can add small details and décor touches that will bring out the possibilities in the various spaces in your home: lamps, mirrors, throw rugs and pillows, flowers, decorative soaps and towels, patio furniture. Empty rooms look much smaller than they do with furniture. Home staging is usually well worth the time and resource investment.