Homeowners, if you are trying to sell your home, then you already know that one thing buyers are going to want are some repairs done around the property. You'll both want to make it "move-in" ready so that you will have the best chance at being able to sell it for the price you want to sell it, in the timeframe you want it sold in.
Thankfully, there are many ways to make these repairs around the house and outside that can give your house and property "curb value" and attract the eye of serious buyers. In this article, we'll share some tips we know and found to shed some insight on how to get more buck for your house on the real estate market.
- If you have wooden floors or tile, give them a good shine before putting it on the market. These floors are reasonably easy to restore a luster to and shiny floors are a BIG thing that favorably catch eyes.
- Take out as much unnecessary furniture and possessions from the rooms as possible if you plan to show your house without moving everything out yet. This will give buyers an idea of what they might expect moving in and also will make the rooms look bigger.
- Consider adding some under-cabinet lighting to the cabinets in your kitchen. These can be simple, inexpensive LED lights or whatever your imagination and confidence can lead you to deem worthy for your kitchen.
- Check the little nooks and crannies in the kitchen and bathroom. All the little cracks and smudges can add up to make the entire thing appear grungy. Some reasonably inexpensive cleaning products, caulk and elbow grease will go a long way here.
- Never underestimate the power of a freshly painted room or freshly painted cabinets.
- Wash windows and open all curtains and blinds to let the sunshine in. Doesn't a room look a lot more inviting and pleasant when it's bright and warm looking inside? It's all about that as a first impression.
- Don't worry as much about the rooms that are supposed to be more for utility than eye candy. Storage closets, unfinished basements, attics, washer and dryer rooms, etc. Most reasonable people understand these rooms are supposed to be kinda dirty and dingy, so don't waste a lot of time and money trying to get these looking pristine.
There are more of these tips out in the wild, but a lot of the ones that feature good, honest advice boil down to these. If you'd like to talk more about how to get your house sold, call Emily or Travis McKinney at 865-694-5904.