Looking to sell your home in the next couple months but you know it needs a bit of an update? From a quick paint job to a kitchen reno, this LaFace will help you get your place ready to sell for top dollar.
Whether you are working with a small budget or want to completely stage your home, these tips, tricks and tutorials to help you sell your home fast will help.
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How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell
1. Make a strategy As you read this article, you've taken the first step toward guaranteeing the sale of your home.
2. Evaluate the market Begin by looking into the local house market on Realtor.com. To determine the appropriate listing price for your home, look at comparable sales in your area. Pay attention to the square footage, features, and location of the comparable properties.
3. Finding a Real Estate Agent Agents can help you get your house more publicity, assist you negotiate a better offer, and devote more time to the sale. (insert your own personal plug)
4. Hire a handyman. A handyman will identify issues that are likely to develop if not handled immediately. Taking care of any important maintenance issues will help avoid them becoming major, costly issues down the road. Otherwise, buyers may assume your house wasn't well cared for, which might be a deal breaker for some.
5. Deep Clean Now that you've gotten the Technical stuff out of the way, you can concentrate on the more hands-on aspects of preparing to sell your property. Starting to declutter and deep clean your home is essential because no buyer wants to purchase an ugly house. The first impression of a home is extremely important.
Upgrades & Staging
Adding upgrades and the way you stage your home for showings is the most important factor in whether or not it sells. It emphasizes the home's best qualities while also displaying its potential. It has a significant impact on how potential buyers see your home. The purpose of staging is to make a home feel move-in ready and so purchasers can visualize themselves living there. The kitchen, living room, primary bedroom, and baths are all on the same level of most important rooms to focus on. Picking at least one of these major rooms and upgrading it is a cost-effective method to make your home look more appealing while staying on budget. Properties that have been staged sell faster and at higher value than homes that have not been staged.
Upgrades and small renovations you can do to your property include:
● Lighting ● Painting ● Flooring ● Declutter ● Depersonalize ● Curb Appeal ● Cleaning your home
DOs and DON’Ts
● Do Consult with specialists to assess your needs. Finding an accountant or financial advisor, a Realtor, a banker, an attorney, an investment strategist, or an insurance agent are all examples of experts that can help influence your financial situation.
● Don’t go overboard with renovations before selling. Huge construction projects aren't likely to bring you a big return when you sell.
● Do evaluate the comparables Look for recent property sales from the last three months and compare size, age, condition, amenities, and other factors to your own home.
● Don't forget about the odours. Pets and smoking produce noticeable aromas in your house, but refrigerators, rugs, and carpets can also emit unpleasant odours.
● Do pick your Realtor with considerable care. No one is likely to have a greater effect on the success sale of your house than the Realtor you choose. An experienced Realtor can make the process smoother.
● Don’t list your home for a price too high.
● Your home is only as valuable as the money you can get for it.
● Do rent a storage unit Successfully selling a home will require some downsizing and cleaning of your things.
● Don't put off selling until the spring.
● Although spring is the busiest season for sales, there are customers all year. Make the most of your home's seasonal amenities throughout whatever season you choose.
● Do make a plan for your future move.
● If you're ready to sell your home, you're definitely thinking about how you'll move. When your home sells, you'll be pressed for time to complete your own move before the handover date. Be sure to have your new home plan taken care of.
● Do remember to Speak Up! It's critical to speak up if you don't agree with the final price report. If you're not satisfied, request another appraiser.
● DO give every room a purpose
● DO advertise online
● DO add a splash of colour
● DO put up the “Open House” sign a week in advance
● DO ask questions
● DON’T disregard curb appeal
● DON’t sign anything without first getting a lawyers opinion
● DON’T forget to remove anything offensive
● DON’T provide misleading information
● DON’T neglect to fix things that are broken
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Preparing Your Home For Sale: The Kitchen
While selling your home as is seems more profitable and inexpensive, upgrading your living space can undoubtedly increase the worth of your house. For instance, when preparing your home for selling, it is incredibly important to consider the condition of your kitchen. The kitchen is often viewed as the most vital room in a household and can easily make or break the sale for a potential buyer.
This room not only carries the necessary appliances and tools to create meals but promotes connection for those who decide to live there. In order to attract the attention of more offers for the sale of your house, ensuring your kitchen is in the best state is a key tip.
There are two main aspects to keep in mind when developing your kitchen for resale: removing and renovating. Ensure that you are removing all unnecessary clutter and upgrading your kitchen to the best of your ability. For example, when removing, it is pivotal to keep everything clearly organized and depersonalized. This creates the illusion of bigger space, allows the buyers to envision how they would personalize the room, and overall makes it more aesthetically pleasing and attractive.
Additionally, when renovating, it is important to ensure that there’s nothing broken and everything is in its most appealing state. Restoring damages allows clients to feel more at ease when purchasing as they don’t have to worry about increased spending on repairs. Furthermore, upgrading your kitchen to fit more modern standards can easily attract more people to the sale of your home.
Removing Examples: - Organize cupboards, drawers, and other storage units (buyers do tend to want to look inside) - Clear countertops and tables (gives the illusion of more space and clean area)
- Remove personal items to depersonalize (allows clients to picture their own personalized vision of the room)
- Remove excess chairs and decor (makes the room feel less cramped and enclosed)
- Polish and shine up your house (making your house sparkle makes all the difference for your clients)
- Repainting and repairing walls (fresh painted walls that are free from damages and cracks attract more clients)
- Repairing any damages in floors (appeals to potential buyers)
- Boosting and updating lighting (creates an open and inviting atmosphere)
- Investing in a new kitchen faucet and/or sink (not only elevates aesthetic appeal but functionality to the room)
- Invest in flowers and fruit decor (adds a breath of life and freshness into the living space)