When a person puts his home on the market, he or she wishes to close the sale as quickly as possible so as to use the proceeds to buy another home or to invest in others or for any other reason. But closing a sale quickly usually happens only if you are a very lucky person. When you are in the market to sell a house the asking price falls very quickly. People feel that they need to wait to make you sweat more and offer a sweet deal. But you can sell your home quickly if you follow these steps:
- Make the house attractive and to achieve this you need to do it in a systematic manner. First you should make the exteriors of the house look great. You can achieve this by painting the exterior walls in nice colours. Next you can mow the lawn and make it look attractive. Water the plants and the hedges if you have them. Also paint the main door and the garage door. Do not forget to clean the mailbox and make it look attractive.
- Next you need to make the interiors look good and for that you should first remove all the clutter from the house. By clutter we mean all the furniture, the memorabilia everything. You can rent storage units near you and keep them there. When the sale is complete and when you move to a new place you can retrieve your things. If you think that you have quality furniture and if you do not wish to move them, it would be a wrong move as buyers generally like to visualize their furniture in a house they want to buy and they do not want to see some other person’s furniture there. Also when you remove the clutter your house will look and seem bigger than it actually is.
- Always keep the windows and drapes open. This will let in more natural light and natural light also makes a room look larger than it actually is. Fresh air is always good, whether you are selling a home or not.
- The kitchen appliances should be serviced regularly and they should be in working condition. This is very important as every buyer will check the kitchen thoroughly. In fact you should get a deep clean done of the whole house and if not just the kitchen and bathrooms. This will go a long way in getting a sale.