Tips On Getting Your Property Ready For Sell
It is common and sometimes necessary when preparing your property to sell to make improvements. Generally, those home improvement help realize the value or complement the overall appeal to potential buyers. In today’s real estate if you really want to pull top-dollar out of your property it should be in pristine condition, all systems working as they are intended, and the overall theme of the home unified to showcase the property. For instance: banana yellow appliances probably don’t work well with a minimalist white kitchen theme. In top-dollar properties, creating an appealing theme is key.
If you take time to view your property as a product, which is necessary; think about what it offers to potential consumers. Every home has areas where you can add value if you just take a little time and effort to explore its full potential.
A new coat of neutral-colored paint will never hurt your home's chances of selling faster. This concept applies to both the exterior and the interior. Try to use neutral colors because in most cases a wild color scheme can scare off certain buyers and you want your home to appeal to as many people as possible.
You have probably heard the term “Curb Appeal” if you own a property. Landscaping is about the quickest and most cost-effective method of creating a huge visual impact of a home’s “Curb Appeal.” The home's frontage is usually the first thing that potential buyers will see when pulling up to your property. A well-landscaped yard with well-kept gardens and a neatly trimmed lawn are great selling points for a home. Consider reseeding the lawn a couple of months before selling then fertilizing the grass when possible to achieve a lush green lawn.
This maybe the single most important thing you can do before listing your property for sale. No one wants to wade through a home that is in disarray, especially if they are expected to pay a premium price tag.
A pressure washer can work wonders on cleaning up the siding, decks, patios, fences, driveway, and walkways. It is very inexpensive and will offer a great return on the money spent to have this done or to do it yourself.
Homes with junk cluttering up yard space does not appeal to the majority of buyers. This is especially true for garbage and debris that could be easily disposed of before listing. It may be a good idea to consider parting ways with some of those items you have collected over the years by hosting a garage sale.
If any of the major systems in your home has issues it is highly recommended to consider having them repaired prior to listing the property. It could end up costing you more money down the road especially if the issue is found after an offer has been accepted and the inspection period is what is holding up moving forward. In some cases, the potential buyer could legally walk away from the sale leaving you with wasting time and another month’s payment.
These tips could help you ultimately get more money out of your property or save you a ton of headaches during the process of selling. We would love to hear your ideas below so leave us a comment and let us know your experience in selling. What was the best improvement you made to your property to help get top dollar out of it?