When it comes time to sell your home, there are a few big-impact things you can do to sell it quickly and for top dollar. We all know that the home selling process can be stressful, but it’s better to channel that stress into success. Here are four smart tips that will help get your home sold fast.
Create classy curb appeal
You don’t have a second chance to make a first impression, so do all you can to make a positive impact. Install seasonal flowers and add fresh mulch to your beds. Keep the lawn mowed, edged, and tidy. Trim all overgrown bushes and trees, particularly those that are touching the house. If you have a front porch, make it welcoming with a beautiful wreath on the front door, some fresh potted plants and flowers, and some cozy chairs. Keep the floor and steps swept and clear of cobwebs. Of course, fix anything that is in disrepair, such as a crooked lamp post or a rusty fireplace shroud. Remember – you want to make buyers fall in love with the first sight of your place, so make it as picture-perfect as possible.
Update the walls
Take a look at your walls with fresh eyes. If you have older wallpaper or if the paint looks dated you’ll want to do some changes. Bright, red dining rooms, hunter green offices and floral wallpaper in the bathrooms used to be all the rage — but will your potential buyers like them today? Maybe, but probably not. Create a better impression with neutral colors throughout the interior of your home. You don’t have to paint them stark white. Go with calming colors like off-white, cream, taupe, beige, or even “greige,” which is a combination of light grey and beige. All of these offer a little bit of a darker value yet still reflect light throughout the space, making it feel brighter, more airy, and open.
Freshen-up the flooring
Just as you did with your walls, take a good look at your floors. It’s easy to miss subtle stains and marks when you live in a space every day. However, buyers have a sharp eye for details. Do a deep steam clean of your carpets, or consider replacing them if they are too soiled or stained. Get that broken tile in the bathroom repaired. Fix the scratches in the wood floor. Once all of these little details are tended to, they’ll make a big, positive difference in how each of the rooms look.
Ditch the clutter
One of the smartest things you can do to sell your house is declutter every room. This keeps your potential buyers from being distracted by your personal belongings. What you want is for them to envision their things in the space, not yours. Declutter everything — even your outdoor sheds, garages, the laundry room, and all of the closets. If you must, rent a storage unit for the stuff you don’t want to donate, give away, or throw away. You might be pleasantly surprised at how little you miss your things anyway.
Doing these four things will significantly increase your chances for resale success. You’ll see that a lit bit of time and money will go a long way toward getting your home sold fast. Of course, if you sell it too quickly and need to move asap, take a look at our available home inventory. We have several “move-in-ready” homes available in our award-winning, resort-style community. Give us a call to schedule a personalized tour today.