What can you do to sell your home in Venice and Englewood faster?
Following are some helpful seller tips. Are there things you can do to sell your home faster? The answer is: yes, you can do certain things to accelerate the sale of your home. But you knew the answer already, dear seller because other people think pretty much like you.
When a home is dirty and in bad condition, would you buy that place? Most likely not. Or what about repairs? When you learn that the tile roof is over twenty years old and the A/C has the same age like the roof, would you be thrilled? Those are the big things. However, it is amazing how the little issues can hold up or speed up the process, too. Sometimes the seemingly small issues turn out to be deal breakers.
Curb Appeal is a must
Beautiful curb appeal (or no curb appeal) is the first impression the potential buyer gets upon arrival. You will never get the chance to make a second “first impression,” you know that quote. It is an important statement. Fixing broken things is a must; adding some “flavor” to the outside is, without any question, not considered a bonus. It is a “must.” However, there is no need to go overboard. Nobody wants gimmicks!
When the entrance door is shiny and clean and doesn’t stick or open up with a squeak – that is already a good impression. Open the blinds to let the sunshine lighten the rooms. Hopefully, there is no garlic/fish smell from yesterday’s cookout lingering around. Please, don’t try to camouflage the smelly fish with vanilla flavor. Try to stay away from food like that or air it out. There is nothing worse than an undefinable smell, a mixture of “what is that” in the air.
Small changes do wonders
You touched up the walls where the cat was always sharpening her claws? Excellent idea. You de-cluttered your home? Too many furniture or large furniture in a room make the room appear smaller than it is. Get rid of magazines and books – some people don’t like it when there are Playboy magazines piled up on the floor.
Be careful with magazines that may offend people, like “Playboy” or similar magazines.
Try to put as many personal pictures away as possible. When showing a home, the buyers always look at those pictures trying to figure out if they can derive something from those pictures. How old are the sellers? Maybe they must sell because of age?
The List goes on and on. Nothing expensive, nothing fancy – only common sense. Keep in mind: the potential buyer wants to picture himself in the house, not you.
And when everything is picture perfect for the potential buyer your “misery” will only last a short time, and you are busy packing your stuff.