Preparing Your Home For A Fast Sale

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If you are planning to sell your home soon, then you want to make sure you do everything that you can to prepare it for a quick sale. You don't want to have it sitting on the market for a long time. The longer your house is up for sale without an offer, the longer you and your family are going to be in limbo. This article will help you to have a clear understanding of some of the ways you can better prepare your house for sale in a way that may move the process along a bit quicker.

Paint the interior a neutral color

If there are any areas in the inside of your home that you have painted to cater to your own preference, then you may want to repaint those areas a more neutral color. For example, if you have painted your child's room to look like a rainforest, then you should consider removing that theme and painting the room a nice beige color that more people will find appealing. In that same respect, if you have a very specific wallpaper up in the bathroom or kitchen, you may want to remove it and also paint those areas in a more common color. The less work a perspective buyer feels they need to put in to making the home comfortable for them and their family, the better the chances are they will make you an offer.

Replace damaged flooring

While you may not feel like putting in brand new flooring throughout an entire home you are wanting to sell, you should make sure that damaged flooring is repaired. Flooring that has major issues will stand out like a sore thumb when people are viewing the home and you don't want those few areas to stop you from getting offers on the house.

Give the house good curb appeal

The curb appeal is the first thing people will notice about your house when they pull up to it. This is the very first chance that you have to make a good impression. Therefore, you should have a gardener come out regularly to tend to your yard. You also want to be sure you have any areas of concern repaired, such as chipping paint, a cracked window, missing bricks, or anything else that is going to stand out when someone is looking at your home for the very first time.


29 March 2017

Sarah's Renting Tips

Although I've never worked professionally in the real estate business, I sure know my way around it. How, do you ask? Well, I have simply rented a lot of different places and worked with a lot of different landlords and real estate agents. In the past 7 years I've lived in 11 different houses or apartments, none of them my own. In finding those 11, I have looked at literally hundreds of apartments. I used to hate house hunting, but now it's kind of fun. You just need to know what you want and the right questions to ask. Hopefully this blog can help you learn some of the tricks of the trade from another renter like yourself.