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Sue Kllima

West USA

Tips on How to Sell Your House Faster

Selling a house seems a big process but it is not as big as it seems. In fact, selling a home is as simple as selling anything else. All you need to do is to highlight its strengths, focus on its features and bring out its best. Hereís how you can do that.

  • Remember the rule of thumbĖ first impression is the last impression Make sure the front door of the house is clean and presentable. Also remember that if the doorbell is not working, get it repaired.

  • Give attention to woodwork and wallpaper If the interior of the house doesnít look pleasing to the buyer, they might change their mind. In short, faded walls and worn woodwork wonít sell your home. A small investment in paint or wallpaper will definitely help you.

  • Make sure that you let the sunshine in. Open the drapes and curtains of the house. Ensure that the window and panes are perfectly clean. Also, turn on the lights so that the house shines bright because house buyers are attracted to bright, cheerful interior.

  • Make a call to plumber and electrician If there is some problem with the taps, it would suggest worn out plumbing or careless maintenance of the house. Properly clean those rust stained sinks of kitchen and toilets. Also, make sure all the drains in the house are running free and clear. Besides that, loose electrical wires, broken sockets and flickering tube-lights are a big no-no.

  • Details of your house suggest a lot. Things like loose door knobs and handles, creaky doors, door latches not closing smoothly, sticking drawers, wobbly hinges and jammed windows can be a big turn off. They can cost you a potential buyer. Get these issues fixed before you sell.

  • Safety sells more than anything else It is very important to keep all staircases and corridors clean and free of clutter. Cluttered areas make a house look unpleasant and they are dangerous as well.

  • Make your whole home look presentable enough Let all the prospective buyers see the big picture. Ensure that your attic is presentable, your garage is neat and your basement is thoroughly organized. Also, give storeroom space a clean coat of paint.

  • All buyers love big closets and wall cupboards and they look even bigger when they are clean, neat and well organized. Get rid of piles of clothes, old cartons and other kind of clutter lying in the closets and cupboards.

  • Bathrooms say a lot about house Make sure that your bathrooms are sparkling enough to attract a buyer. Clean up sinks and bowls thoroughly. Also, make sure that towels and bathroom mats are freshly washed.

  • Clean up your bedrooms A nice bedroom can definitely impact a buyer. Remove excess furniture from your bedrooms. While showing your house to a buyer make sure that beds are properly made with attractive and colorful bed linens and spreads. Open the drapes and curtains and let the light come in.

  • Avoid crowd in the house. When your broker shows your home, send the children away to the neighbors so that they donít irritate the buyer.

  • Try to maintain silence in the house. While showing your house to the buyer, turn off the radio, television, stereo or any other noise-producing source. It will definitely make your agentís job much easier.

  • Always be prepared to show your house. You never know when your broker may need to show your home. So, just in case, make your beds and tidy up each morning.

  • No apologies required. We all know that nobodyís perfect. So, thereís no need to apologize for the appearance of your house. Let your broker field any negative comment.

  • Sell only the home. Try not to sell the buyer your old furniture, appliances, lamps or anything besides your house. Save it for after the sale.

  • Leave everything else to professionals Things like selling price, terms, possession dates or other such details should be discussed by the broker. Brokers are carefully trained and know how negotiate on your behalf.