The real estate market is a tough market to sell your home in right now. Read on for some tips on how to improve your chances at selling your home quicker. Improve the curb appeal of your home:
The exterior of your home is the first item that people are going to see. Therefore, there should be a lot of emphasis placed on your homes exterior. Power-wash your siding, re-mulch your landscaping beds, trim up bushes and hedges, add colorful flowers, add some cheap bushes in bare spots, spot seed your lawn if you have any bare spots, water your lawn to "green it up," weed and feed your lawn as well, re-paint the siding if needed, pick up any lose debris in the yard, rake up leaves, trim tree branches if necessary, keep yard mowed very regularly, edge along your driveway and your sidewalks (makes a big difference), pull out all weeds in landscaping beds, waterproof wood patios, re-seal concrete patios, hide or store away any unsightly or run down outdoor furniture and/or decor, repaint or replace your mailbox if necessary, clean outside windows, make any necessary repairs to siding, roof, flashing, shutters, etc... and anything else that you can think of to improve your curb appeal.
Make Your Home Available for Showings:
Not having your home available to show is a quick way of losing a potential buyer. Try be open to showings that give 3-4 hours notice, especially on weekends when many shoppers are off work. If possible, have your home on a lockbox system (where a door key is securely located on the premises) so other agents can most easily show your home.
Small Changes Can Make A Big Impression:
New towels can freshen a tired kitchen or bath. Fresh flowers always add warmth to any room. And even a fresh coat of paint doesn't cost too much.
Pick Up After Your Pets:
Pick up after any pets, nothing is a bigger turn off to a potential buyer then pet waste in the yard or the smell of a dirty cat litter box in the house.
Scrub each room thoroughly and give special attention to the entryway, kitchen and bathrooms. Shampoo the carpet if necessary. If the carpet is worn or old, consider replacing or removing it if hardwood floors are underneath.
Hire a Home Stager:
Hiring a home stager can help to sell your house. Your will get professional interior design advice to make your home more attractive to buyers.