Selling a house during these times is not an easy task, but as lock-down measures ease you can start preparing to say goodbye to your home. Social distancing can serve you as a motivating factor to pay attention to all the details, inside and out of the house, that need to be addressed so that you can sell it faster when all of this is over. Check out these valuable tips that will save you so much time and point you in the right direction.
Exterior That Meets The Eye
The exterior of the house is just as important as the interior for buyers. Once the beauty meets the eye it’s much easier to convince people that this is the right spot they want to splurge on. In other words, make sure to spend some time working on the entrance, front yard, backyard and the facade. A house that looks cosy, pretty and a well-trimmed yard will help you sell much faster than anticipated.
This is a tip that might take a lot of your time, but even the smallest touch-ups can mean a lot. People fall in love with houses from the first second they see them on the outside, why not make that happen with yours? So, use your free time to do the tweaks and don’t hesitate before giving your family members their assignments. While we’re at the exterior, taking care of the outdoor lighting is also extremely important, in case people come to check out your home at night.
It’s needless to say that before selling a house you need to get rid of all the extra stuff you have lying around. To make sure that you get the best deal possible, we would like to remind you to declutter. When people come to check out a property they expect to see a clean, neat space. Taking care of the things that are not essential will help you achieve an aesthetic with larger-looking rooms, a more modern space, and more likeable for everyone. It is common knowledge that spaces which look big can easily win over the hearts of buyers, so this is a tip that won’t cost you a fortune but will gain you a lot.
If you are still not ready to move into a new place and have no idea how to handle all the extra stuff in your home, there are several great options. For smaller items, the easiest one is to store in containers you can hide under furniture, in the basement, or the garage. If you have larger items you simply can’t hide, another very smart idea and cost-effective solution is to put your valuable possessions into a mobile storage unit.
Do The Repairs
Before you even think about selling the house you need to do all the necessary repairs. Even a tiny hole on the wall or a leaky faucet can take the price down. If the problems are not solved, the potential buyers might suspect that bigger things are going on. Home buyers tend to do their due diligence before committing to such a big splurge, so you want to make sure that everything is spot-on from your side.
Paint The Walls
Make the time to paint the walls of your rooms in neutral colours that are not hard for the eye. Yes, red, pink, blue, and green are so amazing, but these are not the colours that appeal to everyone. By using neutral shades, you will make the space brighter, it will look larger, cleaner, and it’s more likeable that it will appeal to more people. The whole point is to create a cosy environment that is not just set up for your taste, but for everyone. A fresh coat of paint will remove all the marks, imperfections, mould and completely transform the rooms. There are many tutorials that you can follow , do a great job while also following all the social distancing rules.
Organise The Closets
One of the first things that buyers will want to check is whether your house has enough storage space. You want your closets to look neat, decluttered and well-organised. If there is a mess happening when people visit to see the house, they might get the impression that you don’t have enough storage room. Remove all the extra clothes and things and pack them in storage bins or transfer them to a mobile storage unit.
You don’t want your home having a weird smell once people come to check it out. A fresh smell is so welcoming and can help buyers fall in love with space and imagine it as their own. Sure, it’s a small detail, but those also count. Opt for something fresh and avoid strong smells. In our opinion, some good options are light lemon, lavender, coconut, pine and cedar scents.By following these tips, you’ll definitely make your house stunning and sale-ready.
Selling your first home is an exciting time and the process can be fun if you do the right preparation. Contact your local Jims Building Inspector and they can help you through the process.
Renee Wainwright is the gobox Mobile Storage Manager whose years of experience in the industry allow her to provide customised and tailored mobile storage solutions to suit residential, business and corporate customer’s storage and moving needs.