Your home is a big investment. Considering how much you have spent to buy the property, maintain it and then fix and freshen it up to attract buyers, it’s no wonder that a lot of homeowners are looking to make the most money when selling their house.
Before putting out that “for sale” sign, you might want to check out these tips to make sure you sell your house in the shortest amount of time possible and for top dollar.
Set a competitive asking price
A lot of sellers think that setting a higher price on their house gives them a little room for negotiation. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Potential buyers are interested in new listings. That means, you can expect showings and offers within a week of listing. If no one shows interest in your house during the first 2 weeks, then it is likely to linger in the market for an extended period of time. At this point, sellers are forced to lower the price in order to attract buyers. Be sure to set a competitive asking price from the start so as to ensure you get the highest price possible.
Make it look pretty
If your roof is in despair, then you might want to have it fixed. If your bathrooms and kitchens are really outdated, it can pay to remodel them. But if you don’t have the budget for this kind of project, don’t fret. Small improvements do have an impact.
Consider refacing your kitchen cabinetry. Give your walls a fresh lick of paint. Clean everything until it sparkles. These steps can add serious value to your home without breaking the bank.
Boost curb appeal
Many sellers are too busy fixing and cleaning the interiors that they tend to forget the house’s exterior. Cut the grass. Clean the patio and furniture. Cut bushes back. Give the front door a new coat of brightly colored paint. While these tips do not add much value to your home, they’ll help create a good first impression on buyers. Remember, if the buyer doesn’t like what he sees on the outside, he won’t be interested to see what’s inside.