All it takes is a snap of your fingers for the housing market to change, and when you are trying to sell your house, that's all it takes for things to blow up in your face. So, if you are wanting to sell and the market is actually hot, you need to take a page out of the professional's book and prepare your home. This will help speed up the process of selling you home and possibly even boost your home's value so that you get a higher offer. Here are a few tips and tricks to help transform your house:
1. Get Your Home Spick and Span
The first thing you need to do to prepare your home is to clean it. One of the dirtiest areas of your home is the floor. This is particularly true if you have carpet, as dirt, dust, debris and odors are trapped inside. This can age your home. In most cases, it is best if you can hire a professional to clean your carpets. If your home has hardwood flooring, make sure to clean them with a cleaner that is designed for hardwood. If there are a lot of scuff marks, consider placing area rugs to help hide them.
2. Spruce Up the Landscaping
The first thing that potential homebuyers notice about a home is the exterior. Therefore, you need to make sure that your landscaping provides everyone with a nice first impression. To ensure that prospective buyers actually come inside the home, plant in-season blooming flowers, lay fresh grass, paint the front door, repair siding, pressure wash the siding, garage doors, sidewalks, and driveway, and add a welcome mat. These are all easy things that you can do and will make a huge difference.
3. Update Interior Accents
As a general rule, you will not be able to afford a full blown remodel on your home before selling it, and that's okay. You still have a way to improve the look of the interior of your home at minimal cost. Take a look around at the accents, which are likely worn. These include cupboard handles, doorknobs, faucets, vents, light fixtures, etc. These can all be replaced affordability, boost your home's visual appeal and help modernize the home.
The aforementioned are all things that you can do to sell your home quickly. You don't need to have a realtor to do any of them. You can prepare your home yourself and then sell it for a little bit more cash than you would have without the improvements.