When selling your home, your goal should be to get as much money as possible. In order to do this you need to create a favorable impression with buyers from the moment they see your home online or in a publication all the way to the end of the process. Your real estate agent will be able to give you a lot of great tips to help you prepare your home. Here are a few simple ideas that will help you get a great price for your home.
Colorful Landscaping in Front Yard
When selling your home one of the most important things that will influence your success will be the first impression that you make on potential homebuyers. So you want to make sure that your listing is filled with high-quality, professional photographs that show off your home in the best possible way. And the most important photo of all is going to be that shot of the outside of your home from the street.
Your front yard should be immaculate. The grass, trees and shrubs should all be healthy, vibrant green, and you should have plenty of colorful flowers to greet your buyers. It’s quick, cheap and easy for you to plant a bunch of flowers in the front yard yourself. This upgrade is a great investment.
Proper Staging of Living Areas
Once inside your home, you want the interior to make another great impression. Having your home cleaned and staged professionally can make all the difference here. But you can also do it yourself if you have taken the time to research ideas online.
You want to make it easy for potential buyers to picture this home as their own home rather than as your home. So you’ll need to remove as many personal items as possible and only have basic furniture and a few accents throughout the house.
Simple Bathroom Fixes
The condition of your bathroom will have a huge influence on your selling price. Everything needs to be clean and sanitized. Don’t get too fancy with colors here. Keep everything pure white if possible.
Fixtures should be brand new, right out of the box—or they should at least look like they are brand new. Everything needs to be immaculate. Replace the drawer and cabinet hardware with brand new, shiny pieces. Replace the doorknob as well along with the light switch plates and outlet covers. Have the bathtub resurfaced. You can do this yourself with a kit that only costs about $20–$30. If you can afford to buy a new toilet, then you should do that as well. Investing a few hundred dollars in your bathroom can add thousands of dollars to your sale price.
Potential buyers are going to take the time to examine your house in great detail. This will include your garage. Ideally your garage will be empty when showing the home and nothing will be in disrepair. If the door is damaged or you need to hire a garage door spring repair service, then that is a wise investment and can make a difference when selling your home.
When buyers see many little things around your home that are broken, it gives them the impression that you don’t take very good care of your property. That makes them wonder what else is broken that they haven’t seen yet. So take care of those little details to create a good impression for those buyers.