So you have decided to sell your house and naturally you want to get top dollar for it. You have seen the shows where they prepare the house for sale before putting it on the market. This is essential but can be expensive and you may not have a lot of extra cash to spend.
The good news is there are many inexpensive ways you can prepare your house for sale so it can show well and get the money you want and quickly.
First impressions count so the first area that should be focused on is curb appeal:
1. Make sure you cut the grass, trim bushes and maybe even plant some flowers.
2. If the outside of your house looks dirty, wash it.
3. What about your mailbox and house numbers do they need painting or replacing?
4. Painting the front doors (house, garage) will make things more appealing to a prospective buyer.
It is harder to get someone to come inside the house if the outside does not show well.
Younger buyers in particular often have a hard time seeing what’s most important about the house because they can look past the homeowner’s stuff. That is why it is so important to de-clutter and make the home look as neutral and appealing as possible when home staging.
Give yourself a few weeks to get your home ready for sale by home staging. It is proven that painting is a simple and inexpensive way to make your home fresh and clean looking. Use trendy neutral colors and consider painting your kitchen cabinets to make your kitchen look fresh and new.
There is no hard and fast rule about how much you should spend when you prepare a house for sale but investing the time and money doing so can potentially increase your sale price by much more that what was spent and again it will help to sell your home sooner than later.