How would you like to sell your home faster and for more money? Well, stick around because right here, I'm about to give you seven tips to help you sell your home faster and for more money. And I'm going to be doing that right now.
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Okay. You are here because you would like to learn how to sell your home for more money in less time without breaking the back. Right? Well, I'm here to tell you I've got seven great tips for you that's going to help you do just that.
It doesn't take a lot of money to get your house ready to sell. You can do it in a short amount of time with minimal expense. And it's going to make a huge, huge impact if you know what to spend the money on.
Basically, spending just a little bit of money on the right things will give you a huge, huge impact so let's get to it.
Number one – wide open space. That is what everyone is looking for. If you can rearrange your furniture and minimalize the things that you have in your house and create some of that open space feel that people are looking for, that costs you absolutely nothing to do. It just a matter of rearranging what you've already got.
Think minimalist and reorganize your furniture in such a way that it creates more openness so that people will feel all the sense of space when they come into your home. If you've got oversized furniture, think of taking that out of your house so that you could create more openness.
Also, if you've got some beautiful flooring underneath some rugs and big floor plans, consider taking those out so you can show off your gorgeous floors.
Number two – fresh paint. Fresh paint costs very little and you can do it yourself, or you can pay somebody to do it for you very quickly. A fresh coat of paint will open up the space and make it feel fresh and new. And that is the kind of feel that you want to put across to your potential buyers.
Also, when you're looking at paint, make sure you're looking at a cohesive, neutral tone.
You want to give people a sense of a fresh canvas that they can imagine their belongings and their pictures and their furniture up against your walls, without it being contrasting.
In order to get the buyer to be able to visualize themselves in the space that you're in. This is one of those key factors that's going to help them see more of themselves and a whole lot less of you and that's what we're looking for.
Number three – curb appeal. The vision of your house from the street is the very first thing that your potential buyers are going to see. You want to make sure that the front of your house is immaculate and beautiful and inviting. Right?
And this is actually something that's really easy to do. Just make sure to keep your lawn mowed and your hedges trimmed and your flower beds clear of any excess weeds or debris.
Make it look nice. Put in a couple of potted plants or some beautiful flowers in your flower bed and make sure that you power wash the front of your house and your driveway.
It makes such a huge difference and it doesn't cost that much to do it.
And while we're talking about the exterior of your house, go ahead and set up the backside of your house as well. If you've got a back porch or a patio, make sure you have that set up so it looks super inviting and beautiful and makes people want to come and sit outside on your patio. You want to give them a way to envision themselves sitting there at the end of the day.
Number four – make sure that you're staging each room so that it has a purpose. Sometimes you walk into a room and you're not really sure what this room could be used for so a really great way to do that is to put furniture in it in certain ways to show that it can be used in a different way than what you may think.
Like, if you think that you have a dining room that could be turned into an office space if you don't already have an office built into your house. That's a great use of that space, especially if you've already got a breakfast nook that you're using to sit and have your meals at, at the time.
I've seen bonus spaces that have been turned into office rooms. I've seen bonus rooms turned into child daycare rooms, or game rooms, or family fun rooms, or even a man-cave. I've actually seen a dining room turned into a pool hall and it looks amazing when you can take the space that may not make a lot of sense to a lot of people initially and turn it into something that makes sense to people that may be shopping for your house.
Bottom line is, try to stage your house in a way that gives people great ideas for their space.
Number five – flooring. Okay. One of the things that can make a home look really dated very quickly, is the flooring. Carpet is an outward trend. It is on its way out the door already. Most people don't want a brand new home with carpet at all.
They're paying for the upgrades to get probably LVP, which stands for luxury vinyl plank flooring and that stuff is super durable. It doesn't scratch. It doesn't show a lot of wear and it's easy to keep up with. It's waterproof.
That's the kind of thing that people are looking for these days. And you can get LVP flooring at Lowe's or any Carpet One store, Lumber Liquidators. Any of those types of stores will have, especially at this time of the year, specials on their LVP flooring.
So look into, if you can afford it, replacing your flooring and updating it. It gives the sense that your home is being renovated by putting down some new flooring and it won't take a day for an installation crew to come in and put your new flooring.