Are you trying to sell your home, but aren’t having any luck? Perhaps you’ve thought about remodeling a few rooms to make the place more appealing, but you don’t have the money to do it. Let me tell you, there is a lot you can do to sell your home without spending thousands of dollars!
Revamp Your Landscape
The first impression most definitely counts, and the first thing that your prospective buyers are going to see is the front of your house. Step outside and evaluate it yourself. Try to look at it as if you were seeing it for the first time.
First of all, if there are kids toys laying around, for Pete’s sake, pick them up! Next, take a look at your landscape. Most houses have a landscape that is overpowering the front of their house and it makes the property look super tiny. Get out your trimmers and cut it down to a more reasonable level.
On the other end of the spectrum, maybe you have a very tall house with very little variations in depth, which makes it look a bit awkward. This is where some tall bushes in the front and on the edge of the house could help bring it down to size.
Finally, pay close attention to the front door step. This is where their agent will be fiddling with keys or trying to open a lock box, so make sure the area is spotlessly clean and tidy (don’t forget about the spider webs!).
For Goodness Sake, Paint Over Those Murals
Murals are fun when you live in a home because they show off your interests and passions, but when you’re selling your house, your tastes will most likely differ from the buyers. Many people will say that they can overlook things like this when they view a house, but if you have an entire wall painted with river streams and the prospects absolutely hate the outdoors, the value of your house just went down. Trust me. Paint over those murals.
Get Rid of Your Family Photos
You want the buyers to picture themselves living in your home. If you have pictures of yourself and your family in there, it will be much more difficult for them to do.
Get Rid of Those Fake Plants
I don’t know who came up with the idea of 6 foot bushes in the corners of your living room, but they really are an eyesore. They make the room feel small and they are dust collectors! Get them out of the house. Your buyers don’t want them.
Create a Spacious Atmosphere
Everybody likes the idea of a spacious house. If you have big bulky furniture that takes up most of the walking area, it really needs to go. You may have to rent some furniture for a couple of weeks while your house is being viewed, but when it sells, the extra effort will be entirely worth it.
Get rid of those little bookshelves and storage pieces as well. They are cluttering up your house and will turn buyers off. Ideally, you should have 70% more empty space than used-up space in each room (my won rule-of-thumb). Create the illusion that the room is almost too big for the furniture. It’s much better for the buyers to think the room is too big than too small.
Brighten Up the Room With Some Fresh Paint
If you have a few dark-colored rooms in your house, go out and buy some light-colored, neutral paint (tans often work best). Contrast this with white baseboards and your rooms will brighten right up! It’s a great way to improve the look of a room with very little cost to you.
Fix the Broken Stuff
No one really wants to move into a house with a long to-do list. Fix those little annoyances and your property will be sold much more quickly!
Sell, Sell, Sell!
I hope these tips helped you out and enable you to sell your house very soon. Are there any additional points that you would make to improve the sale of a property? I’m sure the other readers would love your comments!