No matter how much you might love your family home at the moment, there are very few people who choose to stay in this property for their entire lives, and so I thought today might be a good time to write and release an article highlighting some of the ideas you should consider when you’re eventually looking to sell. Obviously, you don’t want a dead weight around your neck, and so when the times comes, you’ll need to do everything within your power to sell quickly, which is precisely the reason why you’ll want to read through the rest of this post very carefully.
Of course, there is no real way of guaranteeing you achieve a quick sale, as there are many other factors to consider like location, price and the state of the housing market. Even so, by utilizing the suggestions I’m about to make, you’ll stand the best chance of achieving your goal without waiting around for twelve months.
1. Re-decorate In Neutral Colours
If you’ve lived in the property for a number of years, the chances are, you will have personalized it to suit your own tastes. While this is fine for your family, it won’t be for someone else’s, and so opting to re-decorate in neutral colours before placing your home on the market is a good idea.
2. Advertise The Property Using Social Media
Gone are the days when estate agents could be trusted to advertise your property efficiently, and while you should still use them, you’d be better off promoting the house yourself via any social media accounts you may have. Facebook is particularly good for this.
3. Take Appealing Photographs
You should also try to make your property look as attractive as possible to anyone viewing your ads, and so taking photographs that achieve this is essential. However, if you’re not an amazing photographer, you might like to get in touch with a specialist like those currently providing Calgary show home photography. These companies use cutting edge techniques to create a digital walk through of the property.
4. Clean And Tidy Every Single Room Before Viewings
We all know this shouldn’t make a blind bit of difference to the amount of offers you receive on the property, but in truth, it does. For whatever reason, people find it difficult to imagine themselves living in an untidy home, and so they’ll be less inclined to match your asking price, even if they do really like the building.
5. Appear Happy And Helpful, Not Desperate
I went to view a property myself only a couple of days ago. The people selling seemed far too concerned with me making an offer immediately, which created an atmosphere of desperation. This made me give up on the whole idea and head home; something you don’t want to repeat.
6. Make Sure Your Home’s Infrastructure Is Sound
Infrastructure can span a number of things, but namely you want to focus on your homes electrical systems, plumbing, and foundation. The foundation is a major component to your house and can easily become a deal-breaker should something be wrong with it. Electrical system problems will likely require the knowledge of an electrician unless you have a strong DIY background. As most plumbers in Los Angeles and other high-traffic cities can attest too, a fouled up plumbing system can hinder the overall appeal of your home. It would be wise to consult a professional before attempting to repair anything yourself.
Well folks, that’s all from me today, but I hope you now understand a little more about the kind of things you can do to make your property seem appealing to buyers. After that, all you’ll need to do is get some independent evaluations to determine your asking price.
Great tips. Thanks for sharing!
Great tips Krissy! We are in the process of upgrading things to prepare ours to market. Even though we are doing certain things for the express purpose of general population enjoyment it is so hard to remember that and put your own spin on it since you are spending your money and time making the changes. Its really nice to be reminded of this stuff by someone who is not standing to make money from the improvements…..