Selling your home can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools, you can get your home market-ready. Here are three tools you can use to help make sure your home is ready to sell for the right price.
One of the best tools for getting your home ready to sell is by renting a self storage unit to store all your excess things. If most home buyers can't see through all the clutter in and around your home, they won't be able to imagine their things there. If a home buyer can't imagine living there, they most likely won't buy your home. You should clean out and declutter your home to turn it into an attractive space to buyers.
A good rule of thumb is to remove everything from your home that reflects your life or personality. You should also declutter all the spaces in your home to make your home look to a buyer as though they could move right in. Remove such things as all your old mismatched dishes, bins full of children's toys, personal care items, stacks of paperwork, and family photos. Clean off your computer desk, coffee table, and end tables of extra clutter and any personal items, then box the items up to be placed in your storage unit. Also remove any boxes and holiday decorations that fill your storage room and put them in your rented storage unit. Too much clutter in any room, including a storage room, will make the space look smaller. By decluttering your home, you can show off the spaciousness of each of your home's rooms.
Home Staging Company
Not everyone's furniture is as nice as they would like it to be. You might have small children or pets that constantly add excess wear and tear to your furniture. Or maybe you purchased all your furniture at yard sales and have never upgraded your home's look. If this means you have to store all your furnishings in a storage unit and replace everything with professionally designed decor and furnishings, it can be worth the effort. A professional home stager can enhance each room in your home to create a bright and open space, no matter the size of the room.
By staging your home, you can help buyers visualize your property better as their future home and sell it for more. The National Association of Realtors conducted a survey and found 81 percent of realtors said home staging helps buyers visualize the property as a future home. Also, a professional home staging company gathered statistics from 2014-2015 of over 300 professional stagers and over 3,500 homes sold this year. In this collection of data, they found homes that were professionally staged sold for, on average, over 10% more than the comparable, unstaged homes in the neighborhood.
Basic Yard Care
When you are getting your home ready to sell, make sure you tidy up your yard without overdoing the landscaping. Too much landscaping can appear to buyers as high-maintenance and deter them from buying your home. And buyers will get their first impressions of your home before they even step inside, so you need to make sure your yard looks well-kept. You can take care of your own yard care or hire a landscaping professional, but the work required is pretty basic.
Make sure your lawn is mowed and edged. If your home's flower beds are empty, plant some nursery plants and flowers and spread a fresh layer of mulch over the flower beds around the new plants. You can buy mulch in bags from most home improvement or garden stores. Then, trim overgrown shrubs, especially in front of windows, to tidy-up your home's appearance and allow more natural light into your home.
Use these three tools to help sell your home.