There are many factors that influence your ability to sell a townhouse that are out of your control.
There is always an element of coincidence and unknown when you list a townhouse for sale.
Some people put no effort in and then get a premium price, while others put in months of effort and thousands of dollars in renovations and struggle to sell their townhouse for anything close to their preferred price.
But there are some things that you can do that are statistically proven to have a positive impact on both the speed at which you can see your turn House and the price that you’ll be able to command for it.
In this article, we describe these three things you can do to sell your townhouse quickly.
Everyone understands that dropping the price of a property is a surefire way to sell it quickly, but if you’re trying to sell it for a good price, there are things you can do to your property to minimize your sale time. In addition to the tips discussed here you could consider a cash home buyer, you can read more about that here.
Fresh Coat of Paint
One of the cheapest and easiest things you can do to your townhouse to sell it quickly is to give the whole townhouse a fresh coat of paint. A fresh coat of paint not only gives a bright feeling and a feeling of new and positive possibilities but it is easy to do and cheap.
It could be that you already have a color that you like and a color that suits your townhouse and you want to freshen it up. Or it could be that the previous owners, or even you, had some unique color palette preferences and it may be beneficial to reset the color palette of the townhouse to a simple, clean finish that a new owner could apply their personal touches to.
Painting a whole townhouse is not necessarily a fun job, and it may take a few days, but if your townhouse is empty and you don’t need to worry too much about paint spilling then you can paint a whole townhouse in a small period of time.
It will probably cost you a few hundred dollars at least for materials to paint the townhouse, but this is quite cheap in terms of townhouse renovation possibilities.
When it comes to internal townhouse colors, our default recommendation is to go for a very simple white color. Sometimes a pure white is a bit too hard on the eyes, so going for a slightly off-white is a great way to go.
If you don’t want to do the painting yourself, you could get a handyman or professional painter to come and do it so you can focus on relocating.
Of course, this will increase the cost of a paint job, but you may be able to find a local handyman who is happy to work at an acceptable hourly rate until the job is done.
Some simple landscaping may also go a long way in preparing your townhouse for a quick sale.
Depending on the season in which you plan to sell, you may wish to adjust the type of landscaping you do to maximize the things that grow in that season, but that is not critical.
If you have a lawn then make sure the lawn is mowed neatly and you have re-seeded spots where the lawn may have died and make sure the edges have been trimmed to give it a well-defined look.
The final thing you should consider doing to improve the chance of selling your townhouse is to declutter. Decluttering means that you decrease the number of things that you have both inside and outside of your townhouse.
Decluttering is synonymous with the concept of minimal living and only having what you need and what brings pleasure and benefit to a room, and nothing more.
You may find that in most rooms of the house, you could remove half of the items of furniture and furnishings in there without compromising the room.
An activity you can do is to remove one string from each room every day until you find yourself struggling to find something to remove that will drastically change the look and feel of the room.
It is important to declutter the room because the fewer items you have in a room, the more spacious and large it feels, which will create a more positive impression on the potential buyer of your townhouse.
Selling a townhouse does not need to be a painful experience.
Whilst you can always lower the price to try and sell it quickly, there are many other things you can do without having a lower price to maximize the chance of a quick sale.
By adding a fresh coat of paint, doing some landscaping, and decluttering your townhouse will maximize the appeal and first impression of potential buyers increasing the chances that you get a good price in a good time frame.
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