Buyers look for different features in homes, so your home won't appeal to everyone when you put it on the market. Still, you want to make your home as enticing as possible so it has a better chance at a fast sale. You don't necessarily have to spend a lot of money since some buyers may be looking for a home they can renovate to their liking. Here are a few low-cost improvements you'll probably want to make so your home is appealing to a variety of buyers.
One of the first things buyers notice when entering your home is if your home is bright and cheery or dark and dreary. If you have a nice view from your windows, consider leaving the windows uncovered so maximum light shines in your house. You might even place mirrors in strategic locations that reflect the light and add even more brightness to the space. If the view from your windows isn't that great, then keep the windows covered and install the brightest bulbs your lights and lamps allow so the maximum amount of light floods your home. You may also want to choose bulbs that give off bright white light rather than dull, yellowish light.
Have Your Home Professionally Cleaned
Unless you're meticulous about cleaning and have the equipment to get rid of stains and odors, consider having your home cleaned by a professional right before it goes on the market. This ensures places you might overlook, such as ceiling fan blades and floor corners are clean and free of dust. Professional carpet cleaning is also a good idea, especially if you have pets, so odors can be removed from the carpet and upholstered furniture as well. Once your home is clean, have the service come back occasionally while your home is on the market so the floors, appliances, and hard surfaces in your home stay clean and shiny.
Make Repairs If Needed
Your real estate agent can help you decide on the repairs you should do to sell your house. Even though you may not want to invest a lot of money in getting your home ready for the market, you may need to do a few things to keep from driving buyers away. For instance, if your home has some water damage from an old leak under the bathroom sink, and it gives your house a musty or foul odor, then getting a new vanity and patching the floor might be worth the expense. Eliminating odors at the source is important because it's obvious when you're trying to cover odors up, and that can be a red flag for buyers.
Get The Yard In Good Shape
Getting your yard in shape may only require labor and time. As long as your grass is kept neatly trimmed and edged, your home will have improved curb appeal. This is true even if you don't add expensive landscaping. You may also want to trim back bushes and tree branches so your yard doesn't look out of control. Pick up toys and other clutter so buyers get a good impression of your home as soon as they pull up to the curb. The appearance of your yard is just as important as the appearance of your house when you want to sell your home at the best price and in the shortest amount of time.
For more tips on how to sell your house, contact a real estate agent in your area.Share