Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

HOMES FOR SALE IN WARWICK, NY 10990

With homes for sale all across the United States, making sure yours stands out in the crowd is extremely important. One of the easiest ways to do this is to give any homes for sale an aesthetic makeover—when a home looks better than all of the homes in the surrounding area, there is a higher chance that the home will not only get sold fast, but for more money as well. When looking at homes for sale, buyers will naturally associate the care they can actually see with the level of care on things they can’t see. Regardless of how many homes for sale there are in your market, following a few simple guidelines can help you prepare your home in a way that it shines above everyone else.

How much should be spent on preparing homes for sale?

There’s no need to set aside a large budget when getting your home ready; in fact, you should spend as little as you can to give your home an aesthetic boost without doing anything too drastic if you can get away with it. While fitting your living room with brand new hardwood flooring or installing new vanity sinks in the bathrooms will definitely grab the attention of buyers, it probably won’t pay for itself. So, unless they are in serious need of repair or replacement, instead of doing anything too expensive, simply work on fixing the little things—inexpensive fixes like changing hardware on cabinets or repainting the home to be a relaxing, neutral color is all it takes to elevate the appeal of your home and increase the speed of the sale.

How can I increase my curb appeal?

When your potential buyers first look at homes for sale, their first impression will be what the house looks like from the outside. If your home’s exterior has not been maintained or manicured you run the risk of turning your buyers off before they even see the rest of the home. Again, don’t spend a lot of money on any renovations. You don’t need to install a Japanese rock garden to set yourself apart from other homes for sale; simply make basic changes that give off a feel that you care about your home.

This means making sure you trim the hedges, mow the lawn, trim any hanging branches from trees, and remove weeds from the flower beds. In addition, you want to make sure that all of the external structures are intact: these include stone pathways (make sure no steps are broken), siding, driveways, chimneys, and your roof shingles. If your yard looks like something out of a magazine and homes for sale in the neighborhood have unmaintained lawns, you will instantly have an advantage over the competition. If you don’t have the time or expertise, the service of a local landscaping company can literally pay for itself so consider contacting them. 

What can I do to make the interior of my home more appealing?

The cheapest, most cost-effective thing you can do to the interior is to give it a thorough cleaning. While it may cost you $20 in cleaning supplies, the results of a deep cleaning of the entire home can be dramatic—this means mopping all of the floors, steaming rugs, and scrubbing all of the nooks and crannies in your home. Simply having the cleanest house may be all it takes to separate you from the other homes for sale in your neighborhood.

In addition, you will want to move as much stuff out of your home when potential buyers are there; the less clutter in your home, the more open it will seem—you may have to pack personal things in a box and store them in the car while prospects are visiting.

Make sure there are no cracks or holes in the walls, molding, windows, or paint. If there are leaking pipes or faucets in any of the bathrooms or in the kitchen, make sure it is fixed immediately. In addition, if your space is vividly colored (bright red bedrooms are more common than you’d think), going over the home with a fresh coat of neutral paint can add a sense of elegance to the space and allow prospects to picture themselves living there and not in other homes for sale.

Still not sure how to make your space stand out from other homes for sale? Give us a call today and let us help you sale your home as quickly as possible and make you the most money. 

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