Selling your home is no easy task. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to be sure that your dwelling is up to snuff and ready to stand up to the scrutiny of new buyers who are deciding if they want to make your house into their house. Often times, it comes down to the details, and fortunately there are a number of smaller improvements that you can make that will make a big difference in the speed it takes to sell your home.
Stage the Exterior
Put some work into the exterior of your home by applying some fresh paint, creating top-notch landscaping, and setting up some of your nicest lawn furniture in such a way that will invite the buyers to imagine the fun they could potentially have in your yard if they owned the house.
Make Some Quick Fixes
One surefire way to keep potential customers away is to show them signs of neglect in your home. Take some time to fix some minor issues around your home like loose door handles or leaking faucets. The more flawless your home appears, the better the chances are that the prospective buyer will fall in love with your home.
Get Rid of Clutter
If you are a fan of knick-knacks, tchotchkes or other little personal items that may be cluttering your countertops or side tables, don’t show that off to buyers. Clear out as many of your collectibles as possible when staging your home. A large amount of these little items gives the impression of disarray while making the room seem smaller, and reminds the buyer that it’s still your house, not theirs. By giving the potential buyer a more blank slate, they can imagine what they would do with the space.
Clean Up the Side Yard
You want to have a welcoming front yard, and you want to have a backyard that gives the impression that it will be ideal for entertaining, but don’t neglect any side lawns. Whether it’s a narrow strip between you and your neighbor or a large, underused space, make it accessible, clear out any weeds and remove any unappealing fencing to make it as inviting as possible.
Consider Updating Your Front Door
The front door could be considered the face of your home, so why not spruce it up or give it a little personality? Try replacing your old door with a new unique looking door or one in a fun color, like green or red. If you are looking to add a classy touch, consider installing a flashy new doorknocker. A fresh door can give your home a unique twist that many buyers will love.
Of course, having an experienced real estate agent in your corner is another sure way to help your property move fast. At Terry Hewitt Real Estate, I can help you list your property on Thompson Lake or the surrounding area and get your home in front of prospective buyers throughout the region and even from across the country. To get started with listing your property – or to start the search for your next home – call me today at 207-240-9196.
And don’t forget, if you are lucky enough to live by the water … you are lucky enough!