When it comes to selling your home, there are many things that you can do to guarantee a faster sale and some of these fixes could even increase value of your home. Here at Community Lending of America, we compiled a list of quick repairs and touch-ups that you can do to your home to speed along the selling process.
First off, before you even put your house on the market, walk through your space, and see what you can fix. For example, are there any cracked tiles you could replace, are there holes in the wall that you could quickly spackle over or is there a leaky faucet that could be distracting to a potential buyer?
Try to see what fixes are simple and that you could accomplish on your own. The more things you can fix on your own, the better for your budget!
The outside of the house is obviously the first thing that people see when they pull up. Therefore, it is important that it makes a great first impression. Some people will drive away from the house without looking inside if they are not impressed with the outside appeal. Make sure your numbers are visible from the road so that people don’t have to turn around. You could plant some flowers, pull weeds, trim any bushes, mow the grass, and wash the sidewalks. You could also check the paint around the windows and on the house to see if there are any apparent chips or marks.
It takes very little time to sand away chipped paint and give it a fresh coat and it makes all the difference.
These are all the little things that can make your house more appealing.
Painting the inside of your home is also something that can help with a quick sale.
It is best to paint your walls a neutral color to give the potential buyer creative space to visualize the house as their home.
If the walls are bold colors that they don’t like, it can be tough to see past that. Try off white shades or a light beige. Also, check the doors in your house, make sure that they close properly and that they lock well. Small things like making sure every lightbulb in the house works can make all the difference.
You will also want to clean your home thoroughly and, if anything appears worn in your house, check your budget to see if it can be replaced. When people are looking for a new home, they can, rightly so, be hypercritical of every detail. When you make sure that there is no dust piling in the corner or that the seams from the carpet aren’t coming undone, you are guaranteeing that the potential buyers won’t be distracted by the wrong things. Cleaning not only makes your home look more appealing, but it will also make your move easier because you won’t have to deep clean after you pack and move everything.
All of these suggestions require little work and guarantee a quicker sale. Let us know what changes and fixes you made before you put your house on the market! Happy fixing, community!