If you are considering selling your home you are probably wondering what you can do to get the best price out of it. Selling your house is an art and if you really want people to consider your house, you should do some simple things that could reap big rewards. Here are some things you should do to get the house ready.
1. Keep It Neutral
While you are living in the house you are welcome to do whatever you want to make it your own. That is part of the fun of owning a home, you have the freedom to chose paint colors you like, hang any art work and so forth. However, when you are selling the home, you need the house to appeal to the masses. In addition, you want each person who walks through the house to imagine themselves living there. This means that the house has to stay neutral. As you get the home ready to sell you should paint the walls a neutral color, take down any family pictures or art work, and keep the spaces void of any unique furniture or decorative items. This will allow people to walk through the house seeing themselves and their beloved items in the house, rather than just notice your unique style.
2. De-clutter The Closets and Storage Areas
Another important thing is de-cluttering the house to make it feel bigger. Everyone knows that they should have the house clean, but what they may not realize is that you need to keep the closets and storage areas near empty. A bulging closet or storage room will make it appear as though the home is not equipped to handle people living there. Which is probably not the case, it is more likely that you just have too much stuff. Thus, donate, sell or store things you aren't using to make the house appear bigger.
3. Let The Light In
Lastly, natural light is your friend when you are showing a house. Schedule showings in the daytime when the sunlight is out. This will help the house appear larger and alive. You should open every window, even if the window is in a unusual place like the closet or the bathroom. Then you should turn on every light in the house. If there is a light, it should be one. This will help the house to appear lighter.
By doing these things you can improve your chances of selling your home.Share