Let’s be honest: selling your home can be a pain.
You can’t just put out a “for sale” sign and hope for the best. You’ll need to figure out how much your home is worth, clean it up, stage it properly, and price it so that you get offers fast, as well as make sure that you’re targeting the right people to buy it.
Luckily, there are some tricks you can use to help sell home for cash fast at a good price — here are three of them.
- Hire an Agent
The first step to selling your home quickly is hiring an agent from My Logan Realty to help you. They will be able to help you come up with the right price for your home, market it properly and get it in front of potential buyers. They will also be able to handle all of the paperwork and other details that go along with selling a home, which takes a lot of stress off of you. In addition, if someone does make an offer on your home, they will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly so that both parties get what they want.
- Clean Your Home
Another tip is to clean your home from top to bottom before putting it on the market. Make sure all of the clutter is removed and packed away in boxes or thrown away. Give everything a good scrubbing too, inside and out. You should want your house to look as good as possible when people come by for a showing so that they can envision themselves living there and feel comfortable there too.
- Focus on the curb appeal
First impressions are important, so make sure that your home looks as good as possible from the outside. That may mean trimming bushes and trees, painting window shutters or even replacing the siding — whatever it takes to improve its appearance. You don’t have to spend a fortune (though if you’re selling in an area where homes are selling well, it might be worth doing some upgrades). Even painting the front door or putting down fresh mulch can make a difference.
- Get rid of clutter
The first step in selling your house is simple: de-clutter! As Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, “Tidying Up,” shows, removing unwanted items from your home can have an amazing effect on someone’s state of mind. A clean house makes potential homebuyers feel more at ease and allows them to visualize their own belongings in the space. It also gives a great first impression when people come for an open house or tour the property.
To get started, start by taking everything off your walls and shelves. Then go through each room and start making piles: trash, keep, donate/sell and move to storage. You might be surprised how much you don’t need! This is also a good time to organize closets. Remember — if you want it to sell, you want it clean!
- Make sure your home is priced right
Pricing your home right is the most important thing you can do to help it sell quickly. Buyers who see a property listed for less than market value will be attracted to it like bees to a flower. And if buyers love your home and think they’re getting a great deal, they’ll be more likely to make an offer.
- Make Your Home More Appealing
You can make minor repairs on your home before putting it up for sale. This will help you increase its value and make it more appealing to prospective buyers. You should fix any interior and exterior damages including cracked pipes, leaky faucets and rotten floorboards.
If you have personal items such as photographs displayed throughout your home, take them down when showing people around the house.
Some upgrades have the potential to add more value than they cost. For instance, putting new carpet in the living room and bedrooms will only cost about $35 per room but could add up to $100 in value for each room. Updating fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen can also bring good returns on investment.