When it comes to selling a house then everyone wants to get the desired and highest price for that. But, to realize your this dream, you need to fix up your house as by doing so you will be able to show its best side.
If you are thinking to put your house on the market “as is” just to see if any offer comes then you are stepping forward to a wrong side. You can only do so in the case you are selling it to an agency which takes pride in buying house “as is”; otherwise, you are required to do the necessary fixings before putting it into the market. It is due to the reason that today’s house buyers want to move to the place which needs no or little repairs; even the minor defects can break the deal. So, you should put your house in the market only when it is in tip-top condition, otherwise, the bad first impression can lead to “no offers”. Here in this write-up, we are going to mention the key steps that you can follow for fixing up your house efficiently.
You must have heard that excess of everything is bad; same is the case with the things in the house. When you are trying to sell your house then you need to show its empty space so that it can look spacious. And for that you need to clear all the hotchpotch lying in your house. It is easy to overlook the fully filled closets, over jammed storage areas, over furnishing of the rooms. But, always remember that these things that may seem insignificant to you can be the big deal breakers because buyers want everything just perfect.
To arrange the clutter, either you can move it to the storage containers or you can seek the help from a stager as he will arrange those household items in an appealing way.
Focus on Cleaning
The first impression always matters; so, you should show the best of your house. And cleanliness can make much difference that how your house looks. Where a spic and span place will attract the buyers and will cause them to fall in love with your house, even a few tiny blemishes on the carpet or on the walls may distract them from the other good things that you have.
What most of the house owners prefer is cleaning their house themselves. But, for deep and thorough cleaning, you should hire professional cleaning services as they will ensure cleaning of every nook and cranny.
As mentioned above, even a minor defect in your house will give a reason to the buyers to reject the offer. So, you must focus on getting the necessary repairs and renovations done. For an instance you can repaint your house to add to its looks, can repaint the wood works or can replace them if they are not in the fine condition, can get the old furniture modified, etc. Little renovations will make a big difference to the looks of your house. Firstly, clean the things, then resurface the things that cannot be cleaned and then replace the things that neither can be cleaned nor be resurfaced.
Add Curb Appeal
There is no doubt that you will get only one chance to make the first impression and you house’s exteriors matter a lot for creating that impression. Your front yard will let the buyers make assumptions about your house’s interiors; if it is not appealing then they would not consider stepping inside. So, you need to work on the curb appeal of your house. Various things that you can do are cleaning up the yard, maintaining the plants’ health, choosing seasonal plants to make your yard more attractive, cleaning the walkways, removing the extra mess from the free area outside your house, repainting the exteriors and much more.
Hire a realtor
If you are selling a house as is, without hiring a realtor, then you are missing the chance to get the best and maximum offers. If you are worried about the commission that a realtor would take, then we would like to tell that the commission is worth the services he will be offering to you. Along with helping you to get best offers for your house, the realtor will provide you other value added services. For an instance, he will provide you the professional photography services that will make your house look more appealing.
Be Ready to compromise a little
Once you have covered all the above-given points, then you will be able to find the best deals for your house. But, there is still something that you need to do and that is the compromise. It is not compulsory on all the occasions, but there are the situations when you should do a little compromise with the price.
Read This 12 Pages Booklet for home owners who want fix their house. It is drawn from our experience bringing over 500 homes back to life to command a top market price.
August 23, 2016