Every once in awhile you may feel the urge to redecorate or renovate the house. Most commonly, home repairs are done when something is damaged or you feel like the house needs some tidying up. But there’s another reason to renovate – selling the house faster.
If you want to make the house easier to sell here’s what you need to focus on:
Fresh slick of paint
Let’s start with the easiest way to update the house and prep it for a sale – painting. You want to pick the colors quickly and start doing the work yourself. A freshly painted house is a lot easier to sell.
Absolutely no one appreciates an untidy home. It’s simply going to delay the sale if all the viewers see the house in a mess. Clean up every nook and cranny Before your viewers arrive.
Every home has at least a little clutter. But it’s important to clear it up before viewers come by. They can see the barebones of the house before they make a decision. Take a day off and clean up or sell everything that’s unnecessary. This will let the buyers see what the house could be, instead of what it is.
Show Off Your Lifestyle
Buyers are not just buying a house, they’re buying into a lifestyle. Buyers for your property are likely to have similar incomes and living standards as you. Show off how good the neighbourhood is, how great the schools are or display a lot of classy furniture and pictures.
Focus on the bathroom and kitchen
The bathroom and the kitchen are the two most important rooms in the house. These two areas of the house deserve your attention because buyers are likely to focus on them while making a decision.
Air and light
Minor upgrades that bring in more light or air are always appreciated. You can fit a light in a dark corner or instal a new window in the house to let more fresh air in. Every penny you spend on such projects is likely to yield a lot in added value for the property.
First impressions count for a lot when you want to close a deal. This means the potential buyer will mostly make the decision before they’ve even set foot in the house. Try to spruce up the exteriors for a quick move now. The better looking the house is on the outside, the quicker it will sell. Repair the front yard, apply a fresh coat of paint to the facade, and make sure the lights on the porch are all working properly. You can never do enough to improve the curb-appeal of your property.
These are just some of the ways you can make your house more appealing to buyers. Always remember that a property purchase is a very emotional decision. Look at the property from the buyers’ perspective to see where it needs improvement, before you start putting cash into renovations.