Have you just accepted a job in another city, forcing you to have to move? Are you looking to sell your home quickly? Different areas of the country have different housing markets. In some instances, all you have to do is to put your home up for sale and it will be sold relatively quickly. In other markets, it may take a while before your house finds a buyer. But there are definitely things that you can do to help your home to sell more quickly than average. Some things to consider include:
1. Termite inspection: Whether you live in an area where termites are common, or they are somewhat rare, it's a good idea to get a termite inspection before you put your home up for sale. While you may know that your home is termite-free, many home buyers may not believe you unless you are able to show them an inspection certificate to prove that this is the case. Having a clean bill of health on the termite front will make your home much more appealing to a wider array of buyers, allowing you to sell your home more quickly than those who don't have such a thing.
2. Replace toilet: Having a brand-new toilet is unlikely to increase the price that home buyers are going to be willing to pay, but it will make your home look nicer and inviting as a whole. You could spend your time scrubbing the hard water and rust stains from your old toilet, but why bother? An inexpensive, brand-new toilet tends to cost just a couple hundred dollars including installation and will allow you more free time to focus on other important things like getting your carpets cleaned or making sure that you have somewhere to move to in your new city.
3. Repaint exterior: When potential home buyers drive up to your home, the first thing that they will notice is, of course, what the outside looks like. If they are greeted with paint that is cracked and peeling, they are going to wonder how well you've actually taken care of the home and if it's even worth looking at the inside. You may have done a great job of making your home look nice on the inside and kept up with all of the necessary maintenance, but this won't count at all if people are discouraged by the exterior and leave before they get a better look. Before choosing a color palette, you may want to talk to a real estate agent to find out if any particular colors seem to be popular and sell more quickly than other house colors.
For more information, contact a company like Long & Foster REALTORS®.Share