If you have done even a small amount of research into the property market in preparation to sell your home then you likely know that it’s a buyer’s world. Where there was once a time where there were more buyers than there were homes, the tables have certainly turned, with homeowners having to do more and more just to get potential buyers in the door, let alone making an offer!
If you are about to place your home on the real estate market and are looking for ways to make it more appealing without sinking money in a property you don’t plan on keeping, below are some great tips which can help you achieve just that goal.
Get Those DIY Jobs Done
Here’s how it went. You started a list of DIY items that you wanted to complete around the house. You even finished a few of them. Then, as you started to think more about selling you started to think less about finishing any more items.
And that’s fair enough. After all, why would you want to fix something if you aren’t going to benefit from it? To entice buyers, that’s why!
When a potential buyers enters your home and sees small problems which are easily fixed, they don’t think about fixing them themselves, they think about why you haven’t taken the time to fix a small problem and wonder what larger problems there are lurking where they can’t see.
For this reason, it’s time to get out your power tools, pick up some supplies from the Groupon Coupons page for Lumber Liquidators, and get to work! You would be surprised how much more impressive your house looks with a repaired and polished outdoor rail or steps which don’t creak dangerously at each step.
Stain and Polish
Speaking of polish, a stain goes a long way. If there is any woodwork in or around your home, be sure to bring it up to its original glory with a quick and easy polish or varnish. It only takes a few hours to complete and can make a world of difference to how visitors see your home as they enter.
When completing this task, consider the time to change the color of any polishes you have. For example, if your outdoor setting was a color which used to match your house but no longer does, change it to a more neutral color so that it feels more like a piece of the property.
The Roof! The Roof!
Well, let’s hope the roof isn’t on fire! Also, be sure that it’s clean and free from damage. While buyers have may an incorrect perception about smaller repairs which need completing, when it comes to the roof of a property, every buyer’s knows that it is one of the most expensive aspect to repair. With this thought in their mind, a cracked smile or a broken seal is an immediate turn-off.
By simply spending a small amount and replacing a few tiles here and repairing a seal or two, you can drastically increase the visual appeal of your home, along with making potential owners confident in your maintenance.
With the current market in the position that it is, each seller needs to do all that they can, within reason, to entice new buyers and offers, and these are three great ways to help you do just that.