Posted on December 12, 2016
Well, as you may have guessed, we sell homes fast. But the way we do it is somewhat different to other companies in the Florida area looking to sell your home. We have years of experience developing contacts, investor relationships and other little secret ingredients that are our unique way of getting you a home sale offer in 48 hours.
But if you were looking to sell your home fast, what would be the top tips that we would suggest that could get you there quicker? Here are just a few things.
1) Improve your curb appeal
Curb appeal is the all important factor for those that are looking at neighbourhoods and deciding on where they may want to live, or relocate their families.
So what is curb appeal? According to Wikipedia, it is, “attractiveness of the exterior of a residential or commercial property, as viewed from the street. The term was extensively used in the United States during the housing boom and continues to be used as an indicator of the initial appeal of a property to prospective buyers.”
So how do you improve it? It’s a case of taking an honest look at your house, across the street, down the street even on the computer screen to and asking yourself, “would I buy this home?” If the answer is yes, then you have some element of great curb appeal. If the answer is no, focus on developing your curb appeal. Do this by de-cluttering your front lawn, cutting back your hedges, mend those fences, re-paint flaky panels and such. Anything that can make your home seem better from an attractiveness perspective is improving your curb appeal.
2) Focus on the inside
Well, we’ve said this plenty of times by now, but by having a focus on the inside of your home you are set to really develop your appeal for potential buyers.
How do you focus though on your living space and how can you make it stand out for buyers? Well, here is the thing. Simplicity is key. The first tip, declutter. Take out the rubbish, make your home appealing by removing personalised objects such as photos and intricate art etc. If you have lots of personal items lying around, then you want to clear these up ASAP and box them away. If you have storage space, use this to the most effect and box up items that clutter your home.
Then, simplify the look of your rooms. If you need to give it a lick of paint, focus on whites, and light grey. These colours not only help you make the rooms look bigger (as well as removing unwanted furniture) but they help with retail sale of your home, sometimes adding up to 8% on house re-sale value. Yes, 8%! Grab a few simple items like a cheap coffee table, lamps (if you have none) and make your room nice and simple.
3) Do a home staging
A home staging is another way of saying open house. House stagings have become especially important in today’s market where everyone can see a home from the web but not actually experience it.
So how do you home stage? Firstly set the scene. That means putting everything in place such as candles on tops, bread and snacks in the kitchen, set the table as if someone were going to be eating there, freshen up bedrooms and keep them clean and add scents with candles and incense sticks.
Secondly, have material ready, such as dimensions per room, information on the last time the electrical board was updated, plumbing, roofing etc. The more fundamental information you can provide, the better it is for you and the potential buyer.
Did you know that 81% of buyers that attended a house staging could visualise themselves living there. That is powerful!
For more great tips and advice on how to sell your home fast, contact us today to see how we can sell your home in the Florida area!