Selling a property is a task which can be equally challenging as buying one. With the intense competition in the real estate market, one can’t simply put up a ‘for sale’s sign and expect things to go smoothly. If you are a home owner who intend to make a successful sale within the minimum amount of time, then you will have to go that extra mile to impress the buyers to gain an edge over the many competitors in the market. This article contains rains four tips which you might find helpful in making a successful house sale.
Repairs and Cleaning Up
There are many buyers who intend to move into the house straight after the purchase. If they discover any minor issues such as broken windows, torn carpets, holes on the wall and floor or broken door knobs, they may not be fully satisfied. Therefore, fix all such components that need fixing. Once that’s done, clean the place well and make it look as appealing as possible. Wax all the wooden floors, clean up the whole garden and get rid if any odours which will surely kill the mood of any buyer who walks into the house. They must be able to imagine themselves living in your property, and conditions have to be just right to leave a good impression here.
Widen Your Scope
Most home owners put their property which is several decades old up for sale by making a few basic changes and spend an awful lot of time being unable to sell it off. As a smart home seller, make the necessary adjustments to cover all possible buyer requirements by investing on making a few additions. Make the house wheelchair accessible by setting up ramps. The buyer may not necessarily have the need for one, but such a feature gives your property a clear edge over the rest. Fix grab rail structures on the walls of selected locations of the house which will aid the elderly when walking around. Understand that such features can in no way lead a buyer away, but always impress them which will tempt them to make the purchase.
Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades
Kitchen is often considered the most important room in a house and in the real estate market, it is the factor which separates a sale from a no-sale in most decisive cases. Invest on making the kitchen slightly larger if possible because per square foot value of the kitchen is higher than any other room of the house and therefore a larger kitchen would add more value to the house. The number of bathrooms of a house is another decisive factor. If any space is available around a room and if you have the necessary funds with you, don’t hesitate to break down a wall and build an attached bathroom. Availability of an ambulant toilet will greatly raise the value of a property as it is a rare and important feature which most modern home buyers will be attracted to.
A Fresh Paint Job
This may sound pretty obvious because almost all homeowners give their property a fresh touch of paint before putting it up for sale, however, it is important to select a neutral and appealing colour which will make it look lighter and bigger. Although this is a basic feature which can be changed to suit the buyer’s requirement, if a house looks to gloomy and dark because of the colour of the paint used, most buyers will be demotivated in purchasing it. Therefore, go with a neutral and light colour.