There are a lot of reasons why anyone might feel selling their old homes. It could be that they are feeling cramped and needed a bigger home, or they could be relocating to a location nearer to loved ones, or simply wanted a fresh new start. There could be a million reasons why you might say I want to sell my house. Whatever the case may be, there are a lot of things you can do as a homeowner to increase the value of your home. Some of these things are even at no cost to you!
Put Yourself in the Buyer’s shoes
Yes, cleaning is kind of standard when prepping a room for showing. However, a lot of people underestimate just how clean it needs to be. You have to think like a picky buyer and make sure all the details are cleaned up for a surefire way to attract potential buyers. Ceiling fans, grout, window blinds and glass on the windows have to be squeaky clean.
Just doing a major cleanup and decluttering will do wonders to a house. Even an old house will feel like new again once you have cleared it of unused stuff. Pay attention to common junk magnets like countertops, magazine racks, fireplace mantels, and laundry room shelves. Clean out closets and make them spic and span. Wow your buyers by showing them how much space there is and not how much stuff is cramped in your closets. Furthermore, this could be as good a time as any to find out what needs to be repaired or fixed all throughout the house.
Another tip to make your house bigger and more spacious than it really is to take furniture away from the walls. Remove and put big bulky furniture in storage so that you can have the place feel inviting and that it doesn’t have room for a channel surfing potato couch.
Your Curb Appeal
This is just as well one of the things that can make or break a sale. When they pull up to your house and see untended lawn chances are they might not even be interested in coming in. Spend a little bit on painting and beautifying your frontage and some mulch in your front yard, those speak volumes to a buyer.
So there you have the helpful and inexpensive little tips to be able to sell your house in no time at all, with the maximum amount that it has the potential to sell.