Are you gearing up to list your home for sale in the near future? If so then there is no doubt you want to do all you can to ensure you get the absolute top dollar for your house. Not only that, but it would be great if the house can also sell fast so you aren’t left in limbo for long.
While there is nothing you can do to control the market and housing trends, there is plenty that you can do that will make your home more appealing to buyers. From small changes and tweaks, to larger jobs there are a number of items you can tackle around your home that will help check off that “must-have” list that buyers have when they view potential houses. Here we’ll take a look at where your money and effort can be best spent as you prepare to list your home for sale.
1. Look at the Condition of the Roof
This is one of those big jobs that not every homeowner wants to tackle before moving but the fact of the matter is that if your roof is in poor condition, in need of repair or replacement, buyers are going to notice and either lowball you or walk away all together. So you need to think about whether you are willing to take a price decrease, or if you want to shell out the money for roof repair.
Remember that curb appeal counts for a lot so a house with a roof that is in great condition is just naturally going to show better.
2. Cut Back Overgrown Hedges and Trees
Here’s a job that is really budget-friendly as it won’t cost you a dime, but will have a huge impact where curb appeal is concerned. As long as it’s not the middle of winter make sure you take the time to clip back and cut back any overgrown hedges, bushes, and trees.
A well-manicured garden and yard makes the house seem cared for and therefore more valuable and appealing to potential buyers. It will also help to make the yard seem bigger since you will be clearing space when you cut back the overgrown greenery.
3. Consider Giving the Interior a Fresh Coat of Paint
While the idea of re-decorating your entire home and undergoing major renovations isn’t usually appealing if you plan on moving, you do want to make the house look fresh and modern. This can be done with a fresh coat of paint in all the main rooms. If you’ve got the time available, you can also paint the bedrooms.
Just be sure to choose neutral colours that flow throughout the home. You don’t want anything too loud or jarring as you want potential buyers to be able to picture themselves and their belongings in the space.
4. Get Rid of Clutter
Buyers are always on the lookout for homes that have plenty of storage space in order to stay organized. If you’ve got clutter all through the home it’s going to give the illusion that there is a real lack of storage space, which will be a red flag for most buyers. Making sure you get rid of all your clutter and put everything in its “proper” place can have a huge impact on the overall look of your home. Even if that means you need to put some items in storage for the short-term, often it will be worth it.
5. Sell Your Home Fast and For Top Dollar
All of these tips will help you get your home in tip-top shape and ready to impress potential buyers, which means you’ll be able to sell it fast and for top dollar.