You’ve made the decision to sell your house. You’re about to start a new life in a new home, but in order to do so you must first sell your current property. Naturally you want to sell your property as quickly as possible and you want to get the highest return possible on your property. Here are some tips to help you move into your new home as quickly as possible and with the greatest return on the property you are selling.
You are going to move soon, starting the moving process right now will make that easier and help make you home seem larger to prospective buyers. Begin by packing all your family photos, trophies, plaques, degrees and other such personal items. Why? When prospective buyers walk into your property you want them to envision that it is their new home. Photos of other people make them feel like they’re in someone else's home, not their new home.
Next go to your closets and pack all the seasonal clothing that you will not be using. For example if it is spring, pack all of your winter clothing, coats, ski equipment, etc. Next ask yourself, what clothing/shoes do I really need, until my property sells? Pack as much as you can and put it in storage. This will open up your closets and make them look and feel much larger.
Use this same principle in your garage, kitchen cabinets, etc. This will make your property feel far more spacious. It will seem like you have plenty of storage space and it will also help prospective buyers envision your property as their home.
HAVE YOUR PROPERTY PROFESSIONALLY STAGED
Professionally staging your home can help you sell your property much faster and increase the amount of money that you will be offered for your home. These people are profession stagers, they know how to select pieces of furniture that will make dinning areas, living rooms, dens, bedrooms, etc appear far more spacious. They will select colors, and items that have been proven to appeal to the demographics of buyers in this market. Here is the contact information for professional staging services in this market:
If you don’t have a housekeeper, consider hiring a cleaning service to come in and clean your property weekly, or at least before Open Houses. You want the property to sparkle, look and smell freshly cleaned. The property should be inviting to the prospective buyers. Have carpets steam cleaned, power wash your property’s exterior walls and your garage floor.
The patio areas and lawn furniture clean and free of dust. Make sure that the lawn is free of weeds, mowed and that sidewalks and patios are edged. That hedges are trimmed and that your yard is well watered and free of any dead plants. All of these little things add up to make a huge difference in how desirable your home looks and feels. This in turn will help your home sell faster and for more money.