Selling a small house may be an uphill task, especially if the neighboring properties are relatively bigger. However, small houses are being sold all the time; you just have to know how to do it. The following tips should help you sell your house:
Make Sure It Doesn't Look Small
Your home may be small in dimensions, but it doesn't have to look small. If you aren't careful, your small house can end up looking even smaller than it is. On the other hand, there are tips you can use to make your small house look big; here are some of those tips:
- Paint the room in light colors
- Declutter the room
- Make sure the room is bright and airy by opening up the windows
- Clean and polish the reflective surfaces
Focus On the Outdoors
If the interior of the house is small, you can only make it look big, but you can't actually increase its size. Therefore, focus on other things you can do, for example, improve the curb appeal by sprucing up the landscape and making sure your compound is neat and well cared for. This is especially viable if the house sits on a sizable lot. In fact, you should try selling (to potential buyers) the idea of buying the house and taking advantage of the big lot size to expand or customize the house to the homeowner's taste.
Sell Other Outstanding Features
You may also have some luck by focusing on the outstanding features of the house. Your hope is to make potential buyers think "this house sure is small, but it does have a great swimming pool, awesome view or wonderful mature trees." You want the potential buyers to overlook the size of the house because it has something else they need. For example, if the house is close to the major transport hubs, you can sell this benefit to your buyers.
Highlight the Benefits of Living in a Small Place
Lastly, you can also try to highlight the benefits of living in a small house. For example, you can tell those who seem disappointed by the size of the house that they will enjoy low home insurance premiums and low maintenance costs, among other things. Many people don't know that owning a home has numerous hidden expenses, so highlighting them should be able to help you sell the house.
Ultimately, however, enlisting the help of a real estate agent is the best way to sell your small house.