Do you have a house that you want to sell? For a quick sale, you have to know what to Spend Money On When Selling your house to increase value. Besides, not all houses are worthy of investments, so here is an article shortlisting major things you should know to reduce costs and ensure a fast SALE!
There are two options available if you want to sell your house. You can choose to sell your house as-is, costing you almost nothing or list your property; which needs you have to invest in renovations/upgrades that will add value to the house. Here is a shortlist of things we recommend you spend money on if you decide to list your house:
Many people decide whether or not they will buy a house within the first few seconds of seeing it. First impression is critical. Subconsciously, that first impression buyers receive is critical. You need to convey a feeling of warmth, making them feel at home from the minute they pull into the driveway. It is ideal to have the landscape around the house neat and attractive to create a warm and appealing feeling to the buyer. Also replacing things like the mailbox, address numbers, and front door are worth it. You will have to keep up with mowing the lawn and other landscaping needs. Each person who views the house should see a well-groomed front yard.
NEW INTERIOR FIXTURES
New fixtures will definitely add value to your house. You have to properly budget for fixtures such as doorknobs, faucets, drawer pulls, and cupboard hinges.
Make the spare bedroom, the spare bedroom. Not the spare bedroom, gym, and office. By having undefined spaces, you can make the buyer feel confused subconsciously. If it is used more for an office than remove the bed. Either way, make it known what you are using the space for.
SPRUCE UP THE ENTRY WAY
First impressions matter. When people walk in the door, they should receive a good feeling about the place. Spend some time sprucing up the entryway so people feel right at home. Add side tables, new art or a fresh vase of flowers.
An old, sticky carpet is a huge turnoff for anyone, let alone buyers. Getting a new carpet will give a refreshing view of the space and attract prospective buyers.
Painting is the first thing many people do when putting their house on the market. While you can possibly do this one on your own, it doesn’t mean you should. A poor paint job will be very noticeable to buyers looking at your house. Hire a professional to help you with the painting for best results. Ensure to budget a sizeable amount of money for repainting the interior of your house, and be sure to keep the colors neutral. Do not cover damaged areas with paint because it’d raise suspicion on what else you are hiding.
STAGING & STORAGE
We recommend you hire a professional staging company while your house is up for sale. Why? You do not want buyers to see your stuff littered around the house. With a staging company, you’d be able to store your personal items at an offsite facility. A clean house has a higher chance of selling fast.
On a final note – Before you make these renovations for listing, why don’t you sell your house directly? With a direct sale, that means no cost at all on your side! No hidden fees or commissions. Get in touch today!
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