A Multi-Family Home

3 Things You Should Do When Selling Your Home

by Arnold Gomez

If you are considering selling your home, you are probably wondering what you can do to get the most out of it. Many people have to take a hit on their home because they simply can't market their house the way that they should. Here are some simple things that you can do to improve the appeal of your home and make it more desirable to prospective buyers. 

1. Maintain The Lawn

One simple thing that people fail to do is maintain the lawn and yard. You may think that a simple mowing job won't matter to a potential buyer, but it has more effect than you think. For example, if they see a yard that looks overgrown and unkempt, they might assume that they need to invest time and money into the yard to get it looking nice. This might compel them to make a lower offer on the home.

Thus, you should hire a company or do the work yourself, to ensure that the lawn is presentable. A couple hundred dollars in yard maintenance could be the difference between a couple thousand dollars in your offer.

2. Take Down Personal Items and Family Heirlooms

The goal is to get potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home the moment they walk through the door. The house needs to be generic enough that they can see themselves decorating it to their personal style and making it their own. If you have too many things in there that are specific to your family they might not be able to mentally remove your family from the home and put themselves there.

3. Keep The House Generic

Although you may love yellow cabinets in the kitchen, that will take a very specific buyer to appreciate those cabinets. If a buyer walks through the house and sees things that are too specific to your tastes and look hard to change, they will either walk away or lower their offer because they assume they need to put a lot of money into the house and make changes.

Thus, something simple like a paint job, or changing the lighting can help the house to appeal to a larger crowd. This won't cost you much money, but will result in you having more people interested in your property.

These are just simple things that you can do to ensure that you presenting your best house to potential buyers. Contact local professionals, such as those from Haring Realty, for further assistance.