Whether you’re moving for business or personal reasons, you want your home to sell quickly and for a great asking price. Although you can’t control factors such as current market conditions and inventory availability, there are plenty of things that you can do to increase your chances of selling your home for an excellent price.
Focus on the Exterior
When a potential buyer arrives at your home, they’ll make an initial impression within mere seconds. That’s why it’s so important to focus on the exterior of your home and your curb appeal. If a buyer gets a negative impression of your house when they drive by, they most likely won’t even call to schedule a showing or get more information.
You don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars updating the exterior of your home. Instead, focus on the areas that need the most improvement. If your driveway is discolored and filled with large cracks, contact Minneapolis concrete contractors to pour new concrete and improve the look of your home. If your landscaping is the problem, take some time to pull the weeds, trim the bushes and plant some new colorful flowers.
Few things turn buyers away more quickly than a house filled with clutter. When buyers visit your home, they want to see as much of your space as possible. When your house is packed with large furniture, accessories, clothes and more, buyers can’t really see the best features of your home.
When you put your house on the market, go through each room, and ruthlessly reduce clutter. Put the kids’ toys away temporarily, toss the things you haven’t used in years, and enjoy seeing how much larger your space seems when the clutter is gone.
Generalize Your Space
You never know who will be touring your home. One day, it might be a family with young children, followed by an elderly couple the next. In addition, each person who tours your home has different design styles and tastes.
Because of this, you want your home to look as general and non-personal as possible. In most cases, this means that it’s a good idea to stick with neutral paint colors without bold design choices. You love the bright green walls in your breakfast nook, but potential buyers might be more enticed by bright white walls that they can personalize.
It’s also a good idea to temporarily remove personal touches. If your family portraits and children’s drawings are lining every inch of your walls, it can be challenging for buyers to picture themselves living in the space.