Improve The Value Of Your House And Sell It Fast!

Many people are getting ready to sell their houses as property prices continue to rise. If you want to rise above the rest of your competition, better read and follow these 4 tips on how to increase the value of your house and sell it fast:

Take your time smelling the house

A lot of sellers focus their energy on the visual appeal of their property. However, if the house smells funky – it will be very difficult to convince buyers to commit.

That is why you have to clean up every nook and cranny of your house to eliminate any potential source of unwanted smells. Start by clearing the drains and wash bins. Open the windows and let out the old cooking smells in the kitchen. Last but not least, get rid of furniture that is embedded with cigarette smoke and wash any grimy bed sheets

Rid your home of unwanted stuff

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It’s easier for buyers to see themselves in a house that isn’t cluttered with somebody else’s belongings.

When someone talks about decluttering, the television show “Clean House” comes to my mind. In that program, they visit houses overflowing with stuff and then the hosts convince the home owners to sell these items via a yard sale. Before, I thought that clutter were just the small knick knacks you leave on the table. But after watching the show, I learned that clutter can also be huge items like furniture, equipment, and vehicles.

That being said, it’s important to take out both small and large clutter away from your home when you are trying to sell property.

It’s easier for people to imagine a life inside of your home when the space isn’t blocked by some stranger’s stuff. And when they start imagining life in your house, then it’s only going to be a matter of time before they make an offer for your property.

However, don’t forget to leave some personality into the decorations of your house. Some buyers have a hard time seeing the potential of a property when it only features barren walls and floors.

Give it a new lick of paint

This is the oldest trick in the book, but it still works!

I often remind home sellers that they should stick to neutral colours when painting a property for sale. Choosing something bold and bright may put off some buyers, since not everyone shares the same taste in interior decoration.

Aside from that, neutral paints make a room seem lighter and bigger and they serve as a blank palette for your potential buyer’s new life in your property.

Revive your kitchen

In my years of experience buying and selling property, rarely do I meet sellers who put an effort into updating their kitchen before they put up a house for sale.

I guess it’s because not many people are aware that kitchens are the most valuable room in a house. Believe it or not, one small change in the kitchen can spark an increase or decrease in the value of your house.

Don’t get me wrong. Updating doesn’t mean buying new kitchen appliances. It means making sure that the kitchen plumbing is working properly, giving your old cabinets a new face lift, or even changing the countertops (if you have the budget).

One last tip – if you are worried about the potential cost of the project, you can always get advice from a builder. Be honest about what you can afford and ask them about what you can realistically do based on your budget. This is a great way to get ideas on how to improve your home without breaking the bank. Remember that you don’t need to hire them after the consult (since some builders can be quite expensive). Now if they offer you a nice deal, then go for it!

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