Top 5 Expert Tips to Sell Your Home Faster
So you’re looking to sell your home and wonder how you can get the maximum asking price? We have put together a list with our Top 5 Expert Tips to Sell Your Home Faster. These are all small things to take into consideration before taking pictures for online listings or inviting prospective buyers to your home.
Investing a small amount of time and money into staging your home will often pay off multiple times over in the end.
1. Clean home with less clutter
When professional stagers take on a home and prepare it for the market they often remove as much as half the owner’s furnishings. As a result the living space looks so much bigger. Make sure the selected furniture is the right size for the room, and don’t clutter a room with too much furniture.
You’re also going to want to remove all personal items such as personal pictures, family plaques & framed certificates.
Clutter makes people feel uncomfortable, but at the same time; never put an empty home on the market as one of the challenges of trying to sell a vacant home is that buyers often have a hard time visualizing themselves living there.
It’s important to find the right balance between a cozy home and a cluttered mess.
2. Do not remodel
Even if you have plenty of cash to invest, don’t put too much money into the staging process. You want to emphasize the home’s best features,
You may think you have great taste in kitchens and fantastic remodeling ideas, but the new owner may not agree. It’s better to spend small money doing cosmetic fixes than worrying about getting full value of an extensive remodeling, jacking up the price for the buyer for no good reason.
It’s however always a good idea to make sure your home is freshly painted, preferably in neutral colors which rarely goes wrong. It’s good to be “on trend” with pops of color in, say, pillows and curtains, but avoid anything that’s too trendy as the main color of your home.
3. Proper Lighting
Take advantage of your home’s natural light, but even if you’re only showing the property during the day make sure you have proper artificial lighting. You might even want to increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures compared to what you’re using right now. Aim for a total of 100 watts for each 50 square feet.
Add supplemental lighting where necessary, and make sure you have three types of lighting covered: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall).
4. Bedroom Tips
You’re going to want to create a relaxing bedroom setting with luxurious linens and soft colors that will make a potential home buyer want to hang out. Also remember to clean out your closets. You’re showing off your storage space, which sells houses (it often ranks high on buyers’ priority list).
5. Define Rooms
Make sure each room has a single, defined purpose, even if you never used it for that purpose yourself. Also make sure that every space within every room has a purpose so that buyers will see how to maximize the home’s square footage.
Even if the buyer wouldn’t want to use the room for the same purpose, the important thing is for them to see that every inch of the home’s usable space.
This includes alcoves, window seats, corners, breakfast nooks and so on. The simple addition of a comfortable armchair, a small table and a lamp in a stairwell nook will transform it into a cozy reading spot.
There you have it, our Top 5 Expert Tips to Sell Your Home Faster.
Lastly, keep in mind that your home staging efforts should be designed to appeal to the widest possible range of buyers. After all, the more people willing to submit purchase offers for your home, the higher the selling price is likely to be.
Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you would like to further information. We provide free consultation and advice and guide our clients every step of the way through the purchasing process.
Alex Seago is the Managing Director of Phuket Condo Co. Ltd. You can check out his profile here: http://www.phuketcondo.net/about-us/