Whether you’re upgrading to a bigger, better house, or you’re downsizing as you age, moving can be a stressful time. If you’re going out of the city you live in now for work or family, that stress is likely compounded by having to live in a new location.
Selling your home can also be incredibly stressful, even if you’re emotionally ready to make the move. After all, once you’ve lived in a home for years, it can be hard to get it to a place where it’s ready for almost any type of buyer. That’s the trick though if you want to sell quickly and not let your home languish on the market.
Making sure your home looks right for buyers can also help you get the most money. Instead of buyers putting in offers lower than your asking price, you just might find people bidding over your price just to get in the front door!
If you’re ready to sell, use this guide to make sure you get your home ready the right way. It’s well worth the effort involved.
Curb Appeal Matters
One of the first things you should focus on when selling a home is how the outside looks. It might seem unimportant, but people view the outside of your home first, giving them a first impression that can be hard to shake.
Take care of your lawn and do small things like painting your front door. If you need bigger repairs, make sure those are taken care of before your home goes up on the market.
Get an Inspection
When you’re going to be selling your home, anybody that looks at it will want to know that it’s safe and sound. Sure, you can tell them that you’ve lived there for years without problems, but that really won’t do the trick.
You need to hire an outside company to provide a thorough inspection. Potential buyers who are savvy will still want to get their own, but having that initial inspection will make buyers much more like to put your home at the top of their list.
Look for an inspector that can handle things like radon gas mitigation and asbestos if they do come up as problems in your home.