As a homeowner, selling your house probably seems like a very formidable task. However, using this quick and easy guide, you should be ready to list in no time. When these items are handled before listing your property, you have a chance to make the best first impression possible.
- Declutter: When a home is filled with someone else’s personal belongings, potential buyers have a difficult time imagining their own items in the house. In addition, rooms that are full of stuff look far smaller than they actually are. When a potential buyer walks through a home and the rooms are overflowing with someone else’s things, there is absolutely a perceived lack of value of the space. Declutter as much as possible before allowing potential buyers to walk through your home, as this can make a huge difference between your home sitting on the market and an offer in hand.
- Air out: Once your home is decluttered, open the windows. Let some fresh air in. Many people do not realize that their home may have a smell that they have gone nose blind to, and it could certainly be a turn off to possible buyers. While we all love our pets, this is very possible if you have a pet that lives in your home. Buyers have a hard time imagining themselves living in a home with a smell that is funny to them – homes that have a fresh scent have a much higher chance of selling quickly. This item is the easiest on this list, as it requires no work but could have a huge impact on the sale of your home.
- Deep clean: A clean home is a happy home! Put in some elbow grease and let your home’s value really shine. Often, funny smells will dissipate with a good cleaning as well. When a home is deep-cleaned prior to their walk-through, buyers immediately get the sense that the home is well cared for and your first impression is a good one. When taken care of before any showings of your property, you increase the chances dramatically of selling your property quickly and for the most money possible.
- Brighten: Once the previous three items have been taken care of, it’s time to put the finishing touches on your home – brighten every space that you possibly can, by either opening the shades or placing lights around that brighten darker spaces. Homes that are bright with sunlight sell quickly, while homes that are dark inside are more difficult to sell. If your home is one that does not get a lot of natural sunlight, do not worry – well-placed and lighted lamps can give the impression of bright rooms. Opening shades and lighting rooms can make all the difference for potential buyers, and you could have an offer on the table in no time.
For more tips on how to sell your property quickly and for the most money possible, contact Bucks County, PA Realtor Caroline Lavenduski with Keller Williams Real Estate. Caroline works hard for her clients and gets homes SOLD fast!