Selling your home is not a quick and simple process to finish in a couple of days. There are many aspects which you need to take care of before you sell your home. If you want your house to give the value you expect from it, you have to do 7 essential things before you put it up for sale.
The first and the foremost thing to do is to understand the current market scenario. Inquire about rates of similar property types in your locality or ask somebody who has recently sold his/her house in the neighborhood. Also try to explore your reason for selling the home. If you’re not sure what’s the reason behind it then its worth giving it another thought.
Complete all the minor or major repairs. Don’t put all your money into it but make sure that important repairs are done so that you don’t miss your potential buyers. Buyers won’t like a long list of repairs, rather they would look somewhere else if fixing up the house becomes their headache.
A very important aspect is the first look of your house. Most of the buyers will judge your home by looking at its exterior features which includes entrance and landscaping. Make sure your front yard or porch area in great shape. Remove all the clutter from these places and keep them clean and tidy. You can also paint the exterior if you have enough funds to do so. First impressions and that alluring look are valuable assets when selling your house.
It’s quite obvious that you will keep your home clean before showing to buyers. But not everyone cleans as they should be doing. Don’t forget to clean those areas which are not accessible easily, like ceiling fans, light fixture and other appliances. Eliminate all odors and make sure the place smells great.
When people come to see your property, they want to visualize their new lives within that space. You would not want your personal items to block that envision. It is understandable that everything can’t be moved, but try to shuffle the lighter stuff and create some free space.
Stick to the facts when hiring a professional agent. Get details about the track record of that person. Don’t hesitate to ask him questions. Ask him how much experience he has, what sort of property types he deals with, how well he knows the locality. You can even ask the agent for home inspection. This will also give you his view point on what all needs to be done before you make it available for sale.
The initial asking price of your home will have an impact over the sales price. If you set the price too high, then it might not attract buyers. Also, if your home is on the market for too long, it may become less desirable even if you lower its price. You have to set a price that is reasonable and affordable.
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