If you’re thinking of selling your home, there are steps you can take to make it more attractive to buyers and trade it at a good value.
Use low-maintenance materials
Last minute upgrades, such as changing the flooring or countertops, should be done with materials that won’t cost so much to maintain or repair if damaged. A potential buyer could be put off if they think cleaning or maintaining the home would be too time and money-consuming for them.
Also make sure to apply this principle to your front yard, as it is the first thing an intending buyer sees and you don’t want them to get intimidated before stepping into the home.
Declutter – but make sure the home has a personality
Buyers are not just looking for a property to own, they also want a home that suits their lifestyle. So while clearing the place of the excess stuff accumulated in every nook and cranny, don’t turn the property into a generic hotel without a personality.
Let the potential buyer be able to imagine what it would look like living there; and let them see you’ve got a nice taste. If you have any bulky furniture that takes up too much space, consider moving them out and replacing with a smaller one. You’ll boost the looks of the property and sell the house like any other home on the market.
Changing any outdated lamps and other lights fixtures with modern ones will enliven the space in a unique way and make it more attractive. What’s more? It’s a relatively quick and cheap upgrade with an instant impact.
A fresh coat of paint
A fresh lick of paint, especially if it’s the right shade or combination, will make your home feel and smell nicer and more welcoming; and certainly more attractive to buyers. It’s the perfect way to make a good first impression.
Update the kitchen
The kitchen is usually called the heart of the home – and rightly so. It is typically one of the first few rooms inspected by potential buyers. And if it doesn’t impress them, you can be almost certain they won’t close the deal – regardless of how beautiful the other parts of the home are.
You don’t have to do a complete overhaul in your kitchen to revamp it; simply refacing your kitchen cabinetry can do the trick and at a cheaper rate. Also think about changing the counter tops and upgrading the plumbing fixtures.
On a final note, since you may be planning to move into a new amazing property whilst waiting for a buyer for your current home, you may not have adequate fund to do all the necessary upgrades to sell your property fast before the deadline for the new one expires. A smart move is to consider some bridging loans options. Just be sure the rate is good, as well as the lender’s service review with current and past clients.