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While moving on to new pastures can be super exciting, selling your current home isn’t always fun. It’s common to feel stressed, tearful, and anxious when you’ve got your home on the market. A slow sale can mean losing out on a potential new home that you love.
We’ve put together some ideas to help you cut down on selling time and make your home a hit with prospective buyers so you can move into your next home and start afresh. Check them out below and you’ll achieve a successful sale in no time.
Selling your home on your own is no mean feat, so get in touch with some professional realtors who can help you shift your bricks and mortar. Offerpad is one of the best around, check out their ‘we buy houses Las Vegas’ page to make a start in selling your property. Remember land in Vegas is a hot commodity so just being in the area is a great USP for new buyers. Once you’ve picked your agent you can start focusing on the next steps to entice people in for viewings.
New buyers tend to look for homes that need little work and can be moved into right away. Make sure key areas such as bathrooms and kitchens are in good condition and don’t require a revamp or refit. If they’re in a bit of a state it might be worth spending a few dollars on doing them up nicely, sometimes it’s better to speculate to accumulate as a well-done kitchen can make all the difference to getting that sale. If you can’t afford to replace the whole kitchen, get new countertops and paint wooden cupboards in white for a fresh, modern feel.
Give your whole home a lick of paint, a little change can go a long way, and a neutral home can show a lot of potential. You might like a bold and bright aesthetic but it can be off-putting for people who prefer a softer palate, so appeal to them by paring back walls with greys, beiges, and off-whites.
First impressions are everything, so make sure your front and back yards are neat, tidy, and well-kept. Clean up the driveway, rake, and gravel and prune the bushes to make your home look inviting, and add some flowers if possible. One or two days of gardening may be all it takes to transform the outside of your property from drab to fab.
It’s also a good idea to cut back any large branches that overshadow the property as these can block out hugely coveted light inside the home. Clean all of the windows and scrub the brickwork if it is looking a little old and dirty. Pop some plants on either side of the front door to frame it and ensure the pathways are clear and easy to walk on. It’s thought that most buyers make their minds up about a new home within the first two minutes, so grabbing their attention and giving them a positive first glance is vital.
Cleaning your home is one of the single most important things you can do to entice new buyers. People don’t want to walk into a home that is full of grime and dirt as it can be off-putting and a huge clean-up operation is usually the last want on anyone’s list. Clean your carpets, scrub the stovetop and oven (inside too!), and polish your bathrooms until they are sparkling. A good top to bottom wash will make the place look infinitely more attractive.
Make sure the place smells fantastic too. Stale air, stinky old rugs, and rotten-smelling furniture will ruin your home's reputation no matter how stunning it looks. Air out your home a few days before visits by opening doors and windows, refraining from cooking strong-smelling foods, and don’t smoke indoors. On viewing days, light candles and add flowers to each room to have the property smell great, it will make the place feel more enticing and leave a lasting impression in prospective buyers' minds.
Bright and well-lit homes are top of the list for buyers, time and time again. Keep curtains and drapes open to allow as much light in as possible. if you’re not blessed with a ton of natural light in your home, add tall floor lamps in dark corners and ensure they’re switched on when people come to see the place.
Did you sell your home quickly with little stress? Share your secrets in the comments!
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