Selling Your Home? 13 Amazing Tips For Homeowners
As a homeowner, you can play an important role in the timely sale of your property. When you take the following steps, you will help Lance Kammes sell your home faster, at the best possible price.
1. Make the Most of that 1st Impression:
A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcomes prospects. So does a freshly painted – or at least freshly scrubbed front door. If it’s autumn, rake the leaves. If it’s winter, shovel the walkways. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better.
2. Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends:
Here’s your chance to clean up in real estate . Clean up the living room, the baths, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scruffed or paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. Buyers would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great “it could look with a little work.”
3. Check Faucets & Bulbs:
Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs leave buyers in the dark. Don’t let little problems detract from what’s right / great about your home.
4. Don’t Shut out a Sale:
If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a buyer’s mind. Don’t try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort on your part can smooth the way to closing.
5. Think Safety:
Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps; roller skates on stairs, festooned extension cords, slippery throw rugs and low hanging overhead lights. Make your home as non-perilous as possible for uninitiated visitors.
6. Make room for Space:
Remember, buyers are looking for more than just a comfortable living space. They’re looking for storage space too! Make sure your attic and basement are clean and free of clutter.
The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. Now’s a great time to box up those unwanted clothes and donate them.
8. Make your Bathroom(s) Sparkle:
Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine! Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking around tubs & showers. Showcase your best towels & rugs.
9. Create Dream Bedrooms:
Wake up buyers to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, remove excess furniture. Colorful bedspreads and fresh curtains are a big asset.
10. Open up in the Daytime:
Let the sunshine in! Pull back drapes, open blinds plus turn on all the lights so buyers can see and feel how cheery your home is.
11. Light up the Night:
Turn on the excitement by turning on ALL your lights – both inside and outside when a showing is scheduled. Lights add warmth and color.
12. Watch your Furry Family Members:
Dogs and cats are more than just pets, they are family and they have a talent for getting underfoot or trying to escape into the great outdoors. It is best to contain them or take them out of the house during a showing.
13. The Vanishing Act:
Buyers want to view your home with a minimum amount of distraction. During showings, it is recommended (highly) that the seller not be present, unless a health issue prevents someone from leaving.