By Meghan Belnap
Do you have a home to sell? Are you ready to get the selling process over with quickly? There is no better time than now!
Here are four top tips for getting your house ready to list for a ton of interest and potential bids:
Give Your Yard Attention
Cleaning up your yard and making it look welcoming will do two things for sellers: First, a beautiful yard that is free of cracks and weeds will attract more potential buyers; second, curb appeal can add as much as 5 percent value to your home—and there are many improvements that can give you a large return on investment. Some of the best options are upgrading your mailbox, fixing your siding and adding walkways.
Paint Inside and Out
Buyers want to see a fresh, clean space when they visit your home. By painting inside and out, you have the chance to apply a neutral tone throughout the home. New wall coverings mean no fingerprints or smudges—and with new paint, there are no nail holes to hide. Agents often tell sellers to use a bold color on the front door to add appeal and draw the eye to the entrance. Consider hiring a professional painter to help ease the process.
Price Your Home Intelligently
The experts at HGTV say the right sales price for your home is often the best way to sell your home quickly. If priced too high, you may scare buyers away before they even come to an open house, but, if priced too low, you may lose out on money. Work with your agent to price your home appropriately for your location!
Depersonalize the Space
Buyers want to look at a home as if they are moving in. When you leave pet toys or your children's clothes laying around, people see "you" in the home. Staging experts suggest that you rent a storage room and pack up everything that shows your family, pets or lifestyle until the home sells. By removing everything that's personal, you can make way to stage the home.
Another idea is to hire a professional staging company to give you some tips. A designer is usually paid by the hour, so you can ask a few questions while showing him or her the home. They will provide insight into the colors, accent walls and accessories that'll play up the characteristics of your home, making for a great house showing. If you follow these tips, you should be on the road to selling your home in no time!