If you are thinking about selling your home sometime soon, it goes without saying that you will want to get the best possible price for it. If that is the case, there are a few potentially costly, mistakes that you will definitely not want to make.
Here are some key mistakes to avoid if you’re looking to sell your home anytime soon…
Don’t spend too much
Common wisdom says you should do a little renovation to your property before you put it on the market. It’s true that making your home as presentable as possible will help you get the best price for it later but that does not mean you should spend a fortune!
You need to make sure any improvements you do make will have an impact on the price of your home. So, for example, every $2,500 you spend on a bathroom renovation should add $10,000 to the asking price. If it is not going to hit that level, then you probably shouldn’t bother.
Don’t dismiss curb appeal
Curb appeal might not seem like such an important thing if your home’s interior is in good shape, but it really is. After all, how many people are going to want to look around a property that looks shabby and unkempt from the outside?
First impressions count, so make sure your home looks good outside and in. Give the walls a lick of paint, tidy up the lawn and maybe plant a few flowers and you will easily attract more potential buyers.
Don’t let pests infest
This should go without saying, but you’d be surprised how many people try to sell a pro[erty that has a cockroach problem or which has a nest of spiders in the basement or whatever. This is probably THE most offputting thing for a lot of buyers, so before you put it on the market, call in the spider pest control company, clean up the roach problem and ensure there are no dark secrets waiting to spring out and put the buyers off.
Don’t keep the place cluttered
A cluttered home looks more unkempt than an uncluttered one. Not only that but the less clutter there is in the hone, the easier it is for buyers to picture themselves, and their furniture in the space, which means they are more likely to make an offer. If you can’t bear to get rid of your clutter, keep it in a storage locker until you sell up and move to the new place.
Don’t overlook the details
Often, the devil is in the details and this is true then you are selling your home too. So, don’t forget to patch up poor paintwork, tighten loose fixtures and fittings, and oil those squeaky doors if you want people to think that your home is a solid property that they will not have to do a lot of work on.