Planning to sell your current home, but feeling setback about it? Just start treating your home as a commodity, and yourself as a businessman, and you’ll see the difference. Read this blog post to know more.
Images speak louder than words. Take some high-resolution pictures of the most striking aspects of the house. It will help you in marketing your house in a better way.
Moving to a new house can really give you mixed feelings. On one hand, you feel the excitement of moving into a new home, on the other, you start feeling all nostalgic about leaving your current home, where you have been staying for so many years, and unknowingly created so many memories.
But the reality is that you still have to face the separation, so why not do it with as much practicality as possible, and get the most ringgit for your home? Makes sense? So, let’s look at some common mistakes that you should avoid when selling your home. Put forth are some strategically-smart moves which you can use to make a buyer walk in through the door. A simple step to know what the buyer wants is to just put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and contemplate his needs.
Not Removing Unnecessary Items From Your House
Before you set your house for sale in the market, you have to do a thorough tidy up and remove unnessary item from your house. If you are still staying in the house that you want to sell, take one glance at your house and assume that you are a buyer. How would you feel in a house that are messy stacking up of boxes or cloths everywhere? Even if you know that it is going to become vacant after the current occupant moves out, you have to set the stage and present your house in the best possible shape.
Making your house too messy and untidy can make your house look smaller than it actually is. Therefore, start cleaning up and removing those eyesore items in the house. If you have additional furniture or exercising equipment, you can move it to less-occupied spaces. The idea is to create as much visible free space as possible. Overflowing closets and cabinets, stuffed kitchen sinks and counter tops and crowded tables of your house.
Not Repairing Broken Items
After you have make your house looks good and tidy, the next step is fixing all the broken, worn-out, withered, faded, leaking, and reeking things. I’m not saying that you should completely revamp your house by spending a fortune on it. You just have to replace a handful of the old stuff. If the buyer spots a leaking at your bathroom, he will walked away without even looking back or try to make fuse about it and ask for discount on the selling price. Similarly, loose handrails, off-track latches, jiggling door knobs, cracked walls, leaking faucets etc., need to be repaired.
Get the cracks filled, and the walls repainted with one coat of paint in neutral color, oil the hinges, tighten the loose rails, replace the latches and knobs. Do whatever it takes to make the home appear fresh and as good as new, and increase its perceived value. This is truly a case of spending a little money to crack a big deal.