Before you place your home for sale, you can consult a real estate agent for some guidance on how you can improve your home. The agent will be able to tell you what to expect from buyers in your home’s price range. Below we will talk about some of the things that will make your home more appealing to buyers when they come to view your home.
Make sure that the yard and walkways are clear of debris, trim the hedges or bushes and mow the lawn. If the weather permits, place color plants that will attract people’s attention from the street. Make sure the outdoor lighting is working properly and put out a new doormat. If the doorbell is broken, replace it. Replace any missing shingles or roof tiles. If you live in an area that is prone to tropical storms and/or hurricanes, replace the doors with a new door that has impact resistant glass. Castle Impact Window can help choose the right style of door that will add personality to your home. Remember the outside of the home is the first thing buyers are going to see.
How clean the house is will tell the buyers how well the home has been taken care of. The buyers are especially going to pay attention to the kitchen and bathroom. Recaulking and applying a fresh coat of paint can make these two rooms look fresh and clean. Have the carpets and rugs cleaned to eliminate odors and get rid of stains. If the carpet or rug has stains that will not come out during cleaning, it would be a good idea to take out that carpet or rug and either replace it or put in hard flooring in its place. You will also want to make sure that clutter is taken care of and clean up cabinets, closets and the garage. Pack away any furniture, toys, personal decoration and things that you do not need on a daily basis.
Replace or repair any outdated or broken hardware throughout the house. Don’t forget the towel bars and curtain rods. If you are going to be repainting the inside of the home, stick with neutral colors, such as, white, beige and even a light gray. Make sure that all of the lights in the home have working light bulbs and the switches are working properly.
As with the door, if you windows are aging or some are not working properly, when the folks at Castle Impact Window come to your home, to help you choose and door they can also help you choose the correct impact resistant windows and shutters for your home. Having these items already installed will give buyers a sense of security knowing that they are prepared before the storm.
Selling your home can be stressful, but by doing just some of these simple thing will make your home more appealing to buyers and possibly making the sale of the home happen more quickly.