We’ve all heard it’s a buyers market, so your are competing with the other homeowners’s attempting to sell there homes in this market. Your home needs all the appeal to get those potential buyers in there! Unless your house is silver and shiny, you may want to shine it up a bit with these simple ideas can help show your home at it’s best.
Have your home pre-inspected.
When an offer is made, a home inspection must be performed. Reeling in a buyer, only to lose them to unseen problems with the house is one of the worst things that can happen. Have your home pre-inspected to uncover any unknown issues. Prices vary for home inspections ($250 – $500) and an agent here at Distinctive Properties can recommend a professional for you.
Check warranties and get estimates.
If the inspection turns up anything, get estimates for any repairs. If they are affordable, repair them. Check warranties on some items, such as furnace, dishwasher, and other real property that stays with the home.
Make minor repairs.
Not every repair will cost you a lot. Repair torn screens, squeaky doors, running toilets, etc. Replace any rotten trim or other small items to increase the look of care to the home.
Clutter can make the storage in the home seem small. while you see years of perfectly fine living, other see a house that can’t hold it all. Clear off the kitchen counters of just about everything.
Clean out closets. Pack up lightly used items like summer clothes and camping equipment and toys. You may want to invest in a small storage unit. A small price to pay for curb appeal. Store away any bulky furnishing and keep the home simple and basic. Remember, people are looking at the home and want to picture their belongings in it. That may be difficult with all the spaces cluttered up. You basically want to “depersonalize” your home by removing pictures and knick-knacks.
Let the buyer see a blank canvas.
You’ve heard about first impressions and how important they are. A buyer walks into a super clean home is left with the impression that the home is well cared for. So clean the windows, air out the house to eliminate any natural odors from food, pets, etc. Have carpets shampooed or steam cleaned and dust off blinds, and launder drapery.
We hope these tips are helpful. Visit us on our website at www.distinctiveprop.com for more information.