1. Improve Curb Appeal
You don’t need to buy hundreds of plants and sod the lawn to increase the curb appeal of the home. It can be as simple as adding a few potted plants near the entrance and repainting the door. You’ll instantly see a dramatic change with a few simple additions like green plants, new overhead lights or a small bench near the door.
2. Paint and Upgrades
One of the best ways to increase the value of the home and get it to sell quickly is to add a fresh coat of paint to the rooms. It instantly makes the rooms look brighter and cleaner. Instead of doing a complete remodel to the interior, a few upgrades can freshen up the space considerably.
3. Reduce Clutter and Clean
Walk through the home as if you were a buyer. Have others do the same, so you can clean and remove all the clutter from the home. After living with clutter for so long, it can be tough to know it’s a problem.
4. Remove Personalized Items
When trying to appeal to a large segment of buyers, you’ll want to remove anything that makes the home too personal. This could include pictures of the family all over the home or items like animal heads hung on the walls. Buyers need to imagine themselves living in the home, and they’re not able to envision the space as their own with distracting items that are too personal to the seller.
5. Pricing the Home
Once the home is ready for listing, make sure you’re pricing it to sell. You want to be competitive as far as other homes like yours in the area. Don’t allow your sentimental attachment to the home drive up the price of the home.
6. Find a Good Agent
An agent can give you pointers about things you can do to sell the home. They’re experts who know how to price a home as well as what will stop your home from selling quickly.
Clean and depersonalize the home to make sure it will sell quickly. Let your agent give you sound advice about how to get your home ready for the market. These are all low-cost ways to increase the likelihood that your home will sell.