Selling a house can take quite a bit of time if your home isn’t appealing enough to buyers. If you’re looking to sell your home, then the last thing you want is it to take months or even years to do so.
If you want to sell a home faster, home upgrades, curb appeal, and other factors are essential to a quick sale. In this blog, you’ll find a few ways to make your home more appealing to potential buyers so that you can sell quickly and get on with your life.
1. Go Solar
One of the best ways to make your home enticing to buyers is by going solar. Solar energy not only makes electric bills almost nonexistent, but it’s also the perfect way for homeowners to be eco-friendly and do their part to protect the earth for the future of the children.
If you’re considering going solar, contact the representatives at a reputable residential solar provider today for an appointment to see if your home qualifies.
2. Boost Your Curb Appeal
Potential buyers will see the exterior of your home and the yard first. If your lawn is overgrown, the paint is peeling on the house, and everything is in disarray, you can’t expect potential buyers to want to see the inside of the home at all.
For example, make sure that your walkways are shoveled and cleared of snow and ice in the winter season. In the summer months, make sure the lawn is mowed and well-kept, on top of the house being freshly painted and inviting. After all, no one wants to purchase a home where the yard is cold, unkempt, and uninviting.
3. Invest in a New Roof
While potential buyers might not be able to see the roof from the front yard, many will want to know how old your roof is. If your roof is missing shingles or the oldest roof in the neighborhood, you’re apt to have buyers leaving before they ever tour the inside of your home.
Invest in a new roof not only to attract buyers but to increase your home’s value as well.
4. Invest in Kitchen Upgrades
Everyone knows that the kitchen is the heart of any home. Investing in kitchen upgrades such as new appliances, cabinets, and even a backsplash will not only increase the value of your home it’ll make the home more appealing to buyers.
After all, no one will want a home where the kitchen is outdated, the appliances are from the 1970s, and you don’t have space to turn around. But, on the other hand, an updated, modern kitchen with plenty of room will sell a home quickly, almost by itself.
Sell a Home Faster with Improvements Today!
These are just a few ways you can sell a home faster by making it enticing to potential buyers. Of course, the nicer the house and the more modern improvements made, the faster the house will sell.
The internet makes it simple to delve into real estate agents’ sales history and professional designations, so you can choose the right person to work with. Look up real estate agents’ online profiles to learn how long they’ve been in the industry, how many sales they’ve done and what designations they may have earned. Pay attention to how and where they market their listings, and if they use professional photos or not.
“Any designation they’ve earned is a huge plus, because it’s a sign they’ve taken the time to learn about that particular niche,” says Jorge Guerra, an independent real estate broker and 2020 chairman of the Miami Association of Realtors in Florida.
Homeowners might be tempted to avoid hiring a real estate agent to save on paying the real estate commission and instead sell their home themselves. This is known as “for sale by owner,” or FSBO. The amount they stand to save on those fees can be thousands of dollars, usually 5 percent or 6 percent of the total sale price.
An experienced agent earns the fee, however, by exposing your house to the broadest audience to garner the best offers possible, and negotiating on your behalf. If you go it alone, you’ll have to personally manage prepping your home, marketing it, reviewing buyers’ offers and handling all of the negotiations and closing details. When working with an agent and negotiating a commission, keep this in mind: Real estate fees have fallen to all-time lows.
As soon as you decide to sell your house, jump right into researching real estate agents to find someone with the right experience for your situation. At least two or three months before you plan to list, consider getting a pre-sale home inspection (more on that below) and identifying any problem areas, especially structural or mechanical issues that might need addressing to facilitate a sale. Leave enough time to schedule necessary repairs.
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