Selling a home is not as easy as you think it is. Some even says that it’s quite a stressful process. Sure, you can hire a good realtor to help you but still, you have to work for it to sell fast in the market on the amount you wanted it to get sold.
Before putting your house in the real estate market, there are few things that you must do to increase its chances of getting sold. Below are some of the most important ones that can help improve your house’s overall market value.
Get rid of the clutter. Throw away those old items that have zero resale value. Donate your old stuff like books, toys and clothes to your local charity institution. Start hunting those items that you won’t need anymore!
Inspect each and every room. Look out for cracks, holes, leaks and other similar defects. Make a note of these defects in a clean sheet of paper so you’ll know what to repair at the end of the day.
Group the defects into columns and write down the possible solutions as well. Does it need a fresh coat of paint? Do you need to call an expert to repair and seal the crack? Remember, even the smallest crack or hole in the wall can make a huge effect on your house’s resale value so better fix them as well.
Repair the minor defects. If you have the knowledge, skills and tools to repair those simple defects, then do it. Simple jobs like changing the light bulb, fixing the leaky faucet, painting the wall are some of the simple jobs that you can do by yourself.
Organize your cabinets. Keep your personal stuff and items intact in one or two cabinets and let the other cabinets empty for potential buyers to check. Although some buyers won’t bother checking these cabinets until they are all empty, some might just open it up and see how organized and well maintained it is. Also, make sure that cabinet doors and hinges are in perfect condition as well.
Keep your furniture and appliance clean, tidy and presentable. As soon as you put your house in the real estate market, expect potential buyers to come knocking at your doors. Better prepare yourself and your whole house by keeping everything clean and presentable. For example, keep your fridge clean and tidy. Remove the unnecessary items plastered at your fridge’s door. Some buyers will judge the house based on its current owner’s situation. Never give them the impression that you’re an unorganized person.
Doing these things can surely give your home’s value a huge boost. So work on them now and good luck to your house selling adventure!