If you’re ready to sell your home quickly and move on, there are normally two main options – sell at a cheaper price or increase its appeal. If you want to get the best price possible for your home while also getting a quick sale, there are a few things you can do to prepare it for the market. By undertaking some quick renovations, you can make your home more desirable and ready to attract a higher price.
Clean and Tidy Everything
An untidy home will instantly look less attractive even though this is unlikely to have any real effect on the value of the home. It’s also likely that you will be taking everything with you when you move out, but when people see photographs or come to view a messy house it can easily cloud their judgment. You should also make an effort to thoroughly clean the entire home, particularly areas which will be obvious to viewers, such as kitchen surfaces, bathrooms, and carpets.
Change the Flooring
Changing the flooring in your home is one of the quicker renovation jobs that can be done, especially if you’re already starting to move some of the furniture out. It’s particularly important to get new flooring if the existing flooring has been down for a long time or has started to look worn. The flooring is one of the most noticeable things in a home, particularly in the kitchen, hallway, and main living areas.
For a modern look, consider wooden floor or laminate floors which are easy to clean and can add a tidy and contemporary feel to any home. Consider whether the carpets or other flooring in the bedrooms should be changed too.
Make Your Home Lighter
It’s important that your home looks bright and airy when potential buyers come to view it. This is one of the factors most home-owners will be looking for, and a dark home that doesn’t let in a lot of light can be off-putting. Go around your home and consider whether you could change the curtains or other window furnishings to let in some more light. Alternatively, rearrange the furniture or position mirrors in some of the rooms to help reflect natural light. Buy some lamps or other lighting to help brighten up rooms that may struggle to get enough natural light.
Tidy the Exterior
Stand outside your property and think about whether it looks tidy, clean, and appealing to people passing by and considering whether they might buy your home. If you don’t think it does, take some time to create a great first impression outside. You should also compare your home to others on the same street or in the same building. Make sure that your home doesn’t look inferior if you’re trying to get a quick sale, particularly if there are other houses in the area for sale too.
Finding a quick buyer for your home isn’t always easy, but spending some time and money to get it in a fantastic condition can increase its selling price and shorten waiting times too.