4 Tips for Sprucing Up Your Home Before Selling
If you want to put your home up for sale, any good realtor will tell you that you need to spruce it up a bit. Doing this may help you get a buyer faster and also fetch a better price. That said, not all home mini-projects are created equal, so have a look below to see four tips that can help you do the right thing as you improve your property.
1. Ensure That It’s Accessible
The most important thing that you could do to make your home more appealing is to ensure that it’s accessible. This is a sure way for you to allow people to get easily into your home to have a look at it and decide if they want to buy it. The person doing the viewing may not necessarily be the one with a special mobility need, but they may live with someone who has mobility issues. This is a possible scenario when you consider the fact that over 1,300 applications for worker’s compensation were filed in Kansas in the first five months of 2020 alone. That said, improving accessibility may not take a lot of time and money. That’s because it includes doing things like adding grab bars, replacing stairs with ramps, and ensuring the house is neat and tidy at all times.
2. Clean It Up Thoroughly
Next, you need to clean the house thoroughly. For this, you may be better off hiring a cleaning company to make sure that every nook and cranny is in perfect shape. They may charge you by square footage or some other method. Note that this may not be the same kind of square talked about in terms of siding. For this, a square is 100 square feet of siding or 10 feet by 10 feet. To get the best space and maximum value for your efforts, you should also declutter your home thoroughly. Get rid of things that you don’t use by selling or donating them. Make sure that the space that you end up with is one that a realtor would be proud of.
3. Get Rid of Pests
Next, take time to inspect your home for pests and get rid of any that you find by calling an exterminator. Pests are one thing that can put off a potential buyer and so it’s important to get rid of them at first sight. Remember that 20% of homeowners in a survey said that their main pest concern was termites, and this is with good reason. Termites can wreak havoc on a home, destroying not just its appearance, but also damaging the structure of the house itself. Other pests can also spread illness and disease and so you’re better off making sure that there aren’t any around the house.
4. Repaint and Do Necessary Repairs
Finally, if there are any repairs that need to be made, work on them right away. This is especially important for minor issues like missing tiles, cracked windows, broken doors, stain spots on the ceiling, and more. These small details may not seem like they have a major effect on the function of your home, but potential buyers will be irritated by them. Don’t miss out on a good buyer over something that you could have done yourself fast and easily, but instead, work on it to get everything in the best possible shape.
These four tips would probably help you make a faster sale of your home. They’re some of the things that a good realtor makes sure are in good shape to give the home a chance of selling faster. Take advantage of them and make your home more attractive to potential buyers.