So you want to sell your home? Are you moving, retiring, or is your family increasing in size? Whether you need to up-size, down-size, or relocate, the decision to sell your home is a big one. Here are some tips to help you bring it to a successful conclusion.
If you are selling your house, hire a consultant to do an inspection of the property. A consultant can let you know what changes you can make to make your home more attractive to possible buyers. Sometimes just simple changes like the color of a paint or a change in the landscape can get your house off the market faster.
Planting trees is an investment in your homes future. Trees that provide shade are always a great choice for both beauty and for efficiency. A shade providing plant can cut your home’s cooling costs by up to 40 percent when it is fully grown. Trees also provide attractive curb appeal for prospective buyers.
Clean out your closets
Not only do prospective buyers not want to see all your belongings, they need to be able to get an idea of exactly how much storage space is available. Do the same thing with kitchen and bathroom cabinets. It’s all about creating the idea of extra space.
Hire a home inspector
Hire a home inspector when you are even considering a home. Looks can be deceiving. Just because a home appears to be structurally sound to the naked eye, doesn’t mean it actually is. You need the services of a professional home inspector. He will go through the house, listing any problems that need to be addressed. Once you have this information, you have two options. You can either require that the seller make any repairs prior to you purchasing the house or you can get the cost of the repairs deducted from the sale price.
Pricing low can work to your advantage during negotiations. A low price will bring many more possible buyers to your doorstep. Multiple prospective buyers means multiple bids. Although your initial price may be low, by the time the dust settles between competing offers you may end up with the amount you really wanted to get for your property.
Now you know some advantages and pitfalls in the process. You know the options for listing, pricing, and promoting the sale of your home. You have made small improvements that will enhance your home’s value in the eyes of a buyer. All these tips will help you proceed with confidence.