I’m thinking about selling my home. What should I do to maximize the return on this, my largest asset?
Here are 9 tips on how to get your home ready to sell for top dollar.
1. Fresh interior paint.
Paint can transform a house. Be sure to use neutral paint colors. Hideous colors drive buyers away. White and grey are trending now.
2. New carpet.
If your carpet is old and worn, replace it. People mark a house off their list because of old carpet, or make a low ball offer. The carpet you use doesn’t have to be the most expensive.
3. Declutter, declutter, declutter.
Remove all personal items, remove large or dated furniture, downsize now, before you move. This will save you paying to move items you don’t need.
4. Professional whole house cleaning.
A sparkling clean house is a must. And, make sure all odd smells are banished.
5. Add a bedroom.
Bedrooms are very important; the more the better.
Make sure they are clean and uncluttered. If your appliances are outdated or don’t work properly, replace them now. If you don’t you may lose a buyer or get less money for your house.
7. Paint the exterior if needed.
A freshly painted house has more curb appeal.
8. Stage the house.
Make the house looks its best before putting it on the market. With staging you will maximize the return on your home sale.
9. Curb appeal.
Don’t forget the yard. The buyer’s first impression of your home is when they first drive up to your house. Make certain it is an appealing first look!
Use these 9 simple tips to make your home sizzle before you list it for sale. Your bank account will thank you!