Along with recommending you work with a qualified real estate agent this year to sell your home, we have six other tips that can help you to prepare for selling your real estate.
1. Address Small Cosmetic Issues
While popular home-flipping TV shows make it seem like you need to knock out walls and redo all your bathrooms, these types of massive renovations can really cut into the profit you are looking to make from the sale of your home. Instead, focus on small cosmetic changes, such as:
- Updating and replacing mismatching kitchen hardware
- Fill in any nail holes
- Clean grout, baseboards, and other often neglected areas
- Refresh any faded, scuffed, or worn paint
These types of changes will give a potential buyer a better impression of your home without costing you a small fortune.
2. Clear Out Homey Touches And Bulky Items
Whether the property you are selling is 1,500 square feet or 4,000, you want it to look as spacious as possible. You can do this by removing all the personalized touches from your home like the family pictures and decorative knick-knacks. That way, a potential buyer has an easier time envisioning themselves in the home.
Also, as you are depersonalizing your home, make sure you cut down on bulky items which you may have stored away, such as extra linens, towels, and storage containers. Most prospective buyers will look into all your storage spaces and closets, so the more spacious and organized you can make them, the more they will appeal to buyers.
3. Keep Your Home Ready To Show
Home-showing opportunities can come up with very little notice, so it’s best if you keep your home in show-ready condition. Otherwise, it will be a scramble to quickly clean the house which can be very stressful.
To help you keep your home in show condition, you may want to rent a storage unit for a few months and move some of your less-used belongings into the unit. With excess items tucked away, it will be easier to keep things neat and enhance the spacious look of your property.
4. Invite As Much Light As Possible
A well-lit home is far more appealing than a home which appears dark and dreary. You may want to swap out for lighter, gauzy curtains to invite natural light into your home and be sure to turn on all the lights before a showing. While your electricity bill may not be a fan of this move, it will help buyers see your home literally in the best light possible.
5. Maintain Your Landscaping
The first impression a buyer will have of your home starts with your landscaping. Do your best to keep it free of any debris and keep the lawn maintained. You don’t have to do anything over-the-top; with just a neat and clean appearance to the landscaping, a buyer can start a home showing off with the impression that your home is an orderly, well-maintained place.
6. Keep Driveways and Walkways Clear
Whether your walkways are covered in leaves or snow, keeping them clear sends a much better message to visitors than obstructions and potential falling hazards. Laying salt to avoid ice build up, power washing debris when weather permits and shoveling snow are all simple ways to present a much more welcoming atmosphere to potential buyers.
Navigating the housing market as a seller can be difficult. If you are looking to sell property in Park City, then contact Jensen and Company. We have decades of experience helping sellers move their real estate, and we are ready to help you with your property sale.