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Make Your Home The Best It Can Be For A Quick Sale

When it comes to designing your home, you’ve probably always done so to suit your styles and tastes. However, if you’re going to be selling your home, and you want it to do this quickly, then you’re going to have to do things a little differently. Getting a quick sale isn’t always easy, and a huge part of this is going to be related to the asking price. But, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other factors you need to be thinking about, because if you don’t cover all your bases, then you might end up facing an issue you didn’t expect. We’ve written this article to help you avoid this happening, sp if you want to find out more about how you can make your home the best it can be for a quick sale, keep reading down below.

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A Blank Canvas

The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you make your home a blank canvas. To do this, we suggest that you go around your whole home and ensure that the walls are white. It’s more than likely that it’s not the case that your house is covered in white walls right now, but you need to make an effort to do that as soon as possible. When people walk in, you want to have them feel as though they can see themselves living there, which means they’ve got to be able to imagine what it would look like. It’s a lot harder to do this if the walls and the rest of the home are decorated in the way that you want it.

White is the color of starting over, and it provides an opportunity to see into the future, rather than into the present. The people who are going to be viewing the house in the hopes of buying, will be able to think about how they would like the home to look. You need this if you want a quick sale because the goal will be to entice them with promises of a future here. 

Let The Light In

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The next thing that we’re going to look at is letting the light into the home. Not only does it make the space look more visually appealing, but it helps to make rooms look larger. Natural light opens up the room and allows you to see all the corners and edges, which can sometimes give the appearance that the space is bigger. If you’re dealing with subpar lighting, the photos to showcase the home aren’t going to be great, which means you’re not going to have people coming to view at all.

You want them to be amazed by the house and find themselves wanting to live there. Homes that have more light tend to be favored over ones that don’t. You can find more about things like this in a moving guide, which you can locate online in various places. We’re not suggesting that you have to add skylights to your home if you don’t already have them, but ensure that you are having curtains open, and not blocking any natural source of light for your home.

Fix It Up

If there are any issues with the home that are quick fixes, then you should do these before you put your house on the market. Unless stated otherwise, or unless you have advertised it as such, people are not usually looking for a fixer-upper. You can’t expect them to take on a project like this if that’s not what they are looking for. If you can’t get the work done, then you’re going to have to look at lowering your asking price and marketing the property as something that is going to need various amounts of work.

But, there are going to be tasks that you can complete, and you can do them on your own without having to get any kind of hired help. For example, if you have holes in your walls, then this is an easy fix that doesn’t require any assistance. All you have to do is head to your local DIY store, pick up some filler and potentially some paint depending on the color of your walls and the size of the hole, before heading home to put the filler in the holes and smooth it over. Filling the holes will take you about 10 minutes maximum, depending on the number of holes you have obviously.

Declutter

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You should also think about going around your home and decluttering. Above, we mentioned getting your house to a point where it is like having a blank slate, and decluttering the home is a good way to help contribute to this. But it’s not the only reason that we recommend it. If your stuff is all over the place, then nobody is going to be able to appreciate the true beauty of the home. It is going to be crowded, making the place look smaller than it is. Should this happen, it could put potential buyers off the property.

So, you should go around each room of your home and decide what is necessary. Whatever you don’t need should be put into storage either in an attic/basement, or you should hire a place to store all your unused items. It will make the home come across as bigger, clearer, and also saves you time going through everything when you move out of the space.

Tidy Up Outside

The outside is important as well, so you don’t want to forget about it. Some people leave their gardens until it is nothing but a nightmare, but if you do this, then taming it is going to be difficult. Instead, you want to make sure that the grass is mowed, any flowers are tended to and not dead, and that everything outside looks presentable. If there is paint peeling off the outside walls, then you can either leave it if it isn’t too bad or repaint it. The choice is yours. If you think that the outside doesn’t look too bad, that’s your choice to make. Really, you should approach this with the idea in your head of would it put you off if you were looking to buy? That should give you your answer.

Thoroughly Clean

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Before you even think about taking pictures to showcase your home or accept viewings, you need to clean from top to bottom. Everything needs to be sparkling. You can’t have any damp or mold lurking in corners, you don’t want dust covering the surfaces, there shouldn’t be any kind of dirt visible in any area of your home. This is going to put people off buying the home, even if they were previously interested. First impressions are important, and you have got to keep this in mind when you are showcasing your home.

It’s not a case of thinking that cleaning isn’t important simply for the fact that someone else will be living there soon. It might sound a little on the extreme side, but it has been known for things to go really wrong when a bunch of dirt or who knows what else builds up. Buildings have literally gone up in flames because of something like this, and while it is unlikely to happen, people could have this thought in the back of their minds. While it is not required for you to clean the property before you sell it, if you want to achieve a quick sale, it’s not something that you can afford to miss out on.

What Would You Want To See?

You should always try to keep in mind what you would want to see if you were the one who was to be purchasing the property. If it would put you off, or if it’s something that you wouldn’t accept, you can’t expect others to do so. As such, when you are preparing your home, think about all the things that you are looking for when you are looking for new property. If you wouldn’t accept there being any kind of damage to the roof, then make sure your roof is in excellent condition. If you wouldn’t accept scattered carpets and a terrible job done of it, then make sure this isn’t the case in your home. You’ve got to be willing to give what you would expect, and if you aren’t, then, you won’t get very far selling your property. 

At the very least, you have got to hold yourself up to your own standards. Everything should be done according to how you think it should be, and then if the real estate agent has anything else to add, factor this in as well. 

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now understand how you can make your home the best it can be for a quick sale. Follow the advice that we have laid out above, and you will give yourself the best chance of achieving a quick sale. Good luck!

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