Planning to move to a new house anytime soon? With your excitement, you might forget on how you can prepare for selling your previous house. Always remember that you need can get the best return on your home investment from your existing house if you have prepared it for the sale.
Here are four tips that you should do.
Check and do some repairs.
This is the first thing that you should do in order for you to have a good return on investment from it. If you have been living in this house for a long time, you can notice that there are a lot of things that you should change and repair. Take a look at every little detail to make sure that it is in a good condition when you sell it.
Remove the personalization.
After you have fixed any broken parts or issues about your home the next thing that you should do is to depersonalize it. Forbes said that “Buyers want to be able to envision themselves in your home, so remove anything overly personal, like family photos in the hallway or your kids’ artwork on the fridge. “To help buyers imagine themselves in your space, get rid of any art or another decor that might turn off people with different tastes. A classic landscape painting? Totally fine. Your zebra print leather couch? Might want to slipcover that for showings.”
Take time to clean the house so that it can make the impression for the prospective home buyers that your house is well-maintained. A clean house can attract more interesting people to take a look at it and buy it.
Mickey Conlon, from the real estate firm Douglas Elliman, said that you will also need to make some small upgrades. A new coat of paint can go a long way to making a place feel fresh and clean. “As an added bonus, the faint whiff of paint can be as alluring to home buyers as the new-car smell is to auto shoppers.”