Whatever the reason, deciding to sell your house is a huge decision. You put blood, sweat and probably tears into your home and made some wonderful memories and you believe you deserve top dollar for that hard work. However, the preparation it takes to get your home ready for that big-sale can be even more time-consuming and frustrating than owning the home.
To get top-dollar for your home, you have to spend time on the inside and outside, making sure you refresh and update everything from top to bottom. This does mean spending even more money on your humble abode for needed repairs, but that is the cost of selling.
The main draw to buyers is their first impression or your home’s “curb appeal.” If a couple is searching for a home, either by driving by or Googling for real estate in Vancouver, the first thing they see and remember is how the home looks from the street. If you can draw in potential buyers at first glance, it is more likely they will see the charm and charisma of the home you built.
All this takes is a few weekends putting in some sweat equity and some little upgrades that will make your home stand out from the rest.
An easy fix for your home is to simply trim your shrubs. Window-obscuring, overgrown shrubbery is an appeal killer, but letting buyers see a house that lets in light and has a neat look to it will go a long way.
Run to your nearest home goods store and add some greenery to your home to help it pop out from the rest. Buy some colorful, big planters that are filled with evergreens like ferns or juniper. This will make your home look inviting and not barren.
Either borrow or rent a pressure washer; no need to buy a new one unless it was already on the to-do list, and give your home a deep cleaning. Washing away the grime from the siding of your home will be quick and easy. You can also clean up your driveway, walkway and patio/deck, to make sure they look like new.
A way to have potential buyers look at your home before others is to give your front door a pop of color. If you are able to, choose a bold color to attract maximum attention to your home. If your house is a neutral color, don’t be afraid of an ultra colorful door to welcome buyers to your home. If you are unable to change the door completely, a nice, big and colorful wreath does the trick just as well.
The real estate market is a crazy right now. I hope these tips helped if you are thinking about listing your home!