If you are about to put your house on the market, or have already done so but with little results, you can do a lot to help ensure that your house will sell. Selling your house need not become too much of a headache for you, if you do your homework. Here are a few tips that will help your house sell.
How to help make your house easier to sell
Get a good appraisal
Make sure you get your house appraised and that the amount is competitive with the market. If you do not like the amount you have been quoted, have another appraisal carried out. When the house is listed, you may consider adding that the price is negotiable. Many buyers will want to haggle a bit with you. So allow for that and expect buyers to go lower than your listed price.
The outside appearance of your home is of vital importance. Before the house goes on the market, mow the lawn, pull out any visible weeds and consider planting some flowers around the house. It will help make the house stand out and look appealing. If the painting is starting to flake away or fade, paint the outside so that it looks more presentable. All potential buyers will take notice of the look of the property from the outside before they have even stepped across the threshold.
This can be hard to do, but it is necessary if you intend to sell your home. Remove photos and anything else that you have on the fridge, put away children’s toys and other personal items. Buyers will be imagining how their own things will fit into your home. If all they see is your personal items, they will not be able to properly visualize what their dream home (hopefully yours) will look like.
This goes for the entire house. Vacuum, polish and dust the house so that it stands out as clean, tidy and presentable. Potential home buyers will not appreciate having to walk through toys and other personal clutter just to get to the next room. It will put them off and could make them decide against buying your home.
Set the right atmosphere
Use lighting to show up the house’s good features to the best effect and add a comfortable touch to the house by playing soft background music as people walk through the house. Some people bake bread, as they believe the smell of warm, baking bread will attract potential buyers. I’ve not tried this one, but it could work for you. Add freshly cut or artifical flowers to the kitchen table, to finish off the atmosphere.
Home owners who are serious about selling their home can do a lot to help the process along by employing these techniques. During the viewing period, make sure that you keep up to date with keeping the overall presentation and appearance of you home looking good. It’s no use cutting the grass just once and expecting that to be enough. Selling your home will involve effort. But once the “sold” sign goes up outside the house, you will be so pleased of the contribution you made.