Are you ready to sell your home? Preparing your home for the housing market can feel like a daunting task. The first step you need to take is to find a real estate agent that knows the market. A great agent will guide you and help you get top dollar for your home. Your realtor will also give you feedback on your home. Your agent should make recommendations that will help your home sell fast and increase the value of your home. Also, a good realtor will advise you on areas that may not be worth your while to repair or update. Here are a few inexpensive home makeover tips that will move your house from listed to sold in no time. Download the sellers checklist and get your house on the market today!
Sell your home fast by boosting curb appeal
Curb appeal is a term used to describe the general attractiveness of a home from the sidewalk to a prospective buyer. The curb appeal of your home plays an important role in the value of your property. What does the buyer experience when they arrive at your home? Is there a good “first impression?” The yard and perimeter of your home will create an experience for the potential buyer from the minute they step out of the car. Before you list your home, be sure to clean up the landscaping. Pulling weeds, trimming trees and bushes and adding plants or flowers can make a home more appealing at first glance. You can also update light fixtures or pop in a new mailbox. At times, a realtor may recommend painting the home or deck if the home appears outdated.
Declutter your home
If you really want to sell your home fast, buyers will need to be able to envision the home as their own. As a seller, you can make the home feel more welcoming by removing personal items and family pictures. Not only will a good declutter help you sell your home faster, but preparing for showings will be much easier as well. If you anticipate a quick sale, you will want to be one step ahead of the game. Start packing your home! Pack up or donate any clutter, toys, books, and knick knacks now. Finally, clean out closets, drawers and cabinets. Decluttering your home will save you time when moving day arrives.
Schedule a deep clean of your home
A clean home will sell itself. Serious home buyers are attracted to a clean home. The best option is to hire a professional to deep clean your home. If you cannot afford to have the home cleaned by a professional you can clean the house yourself. Here is a list of areas to focus on:
- Glass and Mirrors.
- Floors and Baseboards
Be sure to clean the little things like the light switch plates, light fixtures, and window sills. In addition, get the carpets professionally shampooed.
cleaning. Also, keep in mind, as a home seller you will need to clean regularly and every time a home showing is scheduled. A spot
check should be completed before every showing. Be sure to get recommendations from reputable cleaning companies. Most companies will provide a free estimate.
A fresh coat of paint can make a home feel fresh, clean and new. When a potential buyer is looking at the interior of a home, they often notice the paint colors and try to visualize their decor and furnishings in the home. Neutral colors make it easier for home buyers to make it their own. Keep it simple when it comes to paint colors. Bright or bold colors may cause a buyer to see additional costs or work needed when they close.
Perform a maintenance check
Go through each room and check for minor and major repairs. Not only will this help buyers see how well the home has been cared for, it will also give the inspector less to write up. Here are a few things you can look for in each room to give potential buyers a better experience during the tour of your home. If you need a handyman to help you with your maintenance concerns, the Putzier Real Estate Team recommends Rent a Husband, Dean Scoggins. Here is a list of things to repair or check before listing your home:
- Replace lightbulbs
- Loose doors and knobs
- Broken tile and other flooring repairs
- Leaks and chipped paint
- Repair window screens
- Pet stains or damage
- Water stains on the ceiling
- Holes or cracks in the drywall
Keep in mind, some of the maintenance checklist items listed may be requirements to pass your inspection. Get this list completed before the inspector arrives and you will have less repairs on your inspection report.
Are you ready to sell your Casper home?
The Putzier Real Estate Team is dedicated to providing industry-leading expertise coupled with 20 years of combined real estate experience. We are equipping home buyers and sellers to make educated real estate decisions that empower them to achieve their real estate goals and dreams. Buy or sell your Casper, Wyoming home today. Call Justin Putzier at 307-259-8004 or Charlotte Putzier at 307-259-4440.