If you have plans for selling your home soon, you may think that getting a real estate agent can get you a reasonable selling price. However, studies say that any homeowner can successfully sell their home without the need to hire a realtor to transact on their behalf. Being your own agent gives you an additional three to five per cent of the total selling price, which usually serves as the standard commission rate for realtors out there. If you think that you have what it takes to sell your home to potential buyers, then here are some practical tips for you to get started.
Make the necessary preparations
If you have decided to put your house up for sale, then you need to make sure that it looks presentable and impressive to prospective buyers. It sometimes takes weeks and even months to complete this process, primarily if major renovation works needs to be done to your entire property. If you live in an old house, then you should probably replace some parts to help increase its current market value. If you wish to install brand new gates or fences around the perimeter, then you can check out individual website resources for companies that offer fencing services in your area. You should also find the perfect time to declutter and get rid of the things that nobody has used for a long time.
Less is more
When showing off your home to potential buyers, it is best not to personalise the space. Keep personal items such as family pictures, college diplomas, and private collections out of their sight. Although it would be a beautiful thing for visitors to admire, a buyer will have a hard time envisioning the house as their new home in the future because the area is full of your stuff. You have the choice to either give away some old stuff, put it on sale or keep it in storage until such time that you can find a new place to live.
Make your place look like new
If the house lacks maintenance, then it is time to get some help from professional cleaning companies to conduct a deep cleaning session within your property. They have the tools to scrub off ugly looking mould, and mildew stuck on your walls and roofing for quite a long time. Believe it or not, buyers can easily spot visible flaws in your property, and it can very much affect its resale value. It is also a great idea to make your home more refreshing by painting it with fresh and neutral colours. You can also check out the houses in your neighbourhood and choose paint that easily blends with others so that your home will not look like it is out of place.
There are many things you can do to make your house sellable. All you need to do is to invest time, money and effort in improving its overall appearance. Do everything to negotiate a good price.
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