If you are a homeowner that is saying to yourself, “I need to sell my house fast”, then you need a plan. You don’t have to invest a lot of money into your house to get it noticed. Believe it or not, there are things you can do that won’t cost a dime.
Here are 6 free tricks to sell your home quickly:
1. Stage Your Rooms
Staging your rooms is a must. You want to create a bright, inviting home that a potential seller can see themselves in. Getting rid of the clutter is only one step of the process. In order to properly stage your rooms, you will need to:
- Store bulky or outdated furniture
- Place lamps in the corners to brighten them up
- Open up the floor space by getting rid of coffee tables
- Set your dining room table
- Take down personal pictures
- Keep wall decorations simple
Don’t be afraid to re-arrange furniture for a better flow in the house, even if it is not your preferred arrangement. You want potential buyers to be able to walk through your house easily.
2. Don’t Forget To Stage Outside
In addition to staging your rooms, you need to head outside to re-arrange. If you have furniture, make sure it is clean and inviting. You can wheel your grill out and set up the yard like you would for a bbq. Whatever you do, make it fun and warming.
3. Clean Everything
By clean everything, we mean clean everything! Put some elbow grease into cleaning walls, doors, cabinets, and baseboards. Also, pay particular attention to the floors of your home. This is one of the first things buyers notice.
It is also important that your home smell clean. If you have pets, cook a lot, or smoke, be aware that others will notice. Consider putting your pets outside, eating out more, and smoking away from the house.
4. Burn a Candle
Real estate agents used to suggest to sellers to bake cookies right before a showing. That’s not practical to do every time someone comes by with little notice. However, you can burn a candle that smells like yummy baked goods. Warm apple pie anyone?
5. Keep Up on The Landscaping
The first thing people notice about a home is the landscaping. You don’t have to sink money into new flowers if you don’t have it, but you do need to keep your yard up. Make sure you trim bushes back, weed eat, and edge the driveway.
If you do want to invest a little money in your yard, make sure to buy colorful flowers that will last. Read the tags on the flowers to determine how hardy the plant is. Cut off any dying blooms to keep your gardens looking fresh.
6. Sell to an Investor
In many cases when homeowners need to sell their houst super quickly, one of the best options is to find an investor to buy the property. Sometimes these types of transactions could be made in as little as 3 days.
However, you need to make sure that you deal with legitimate investors who will consider seller's interestes during the transaction as much as their own, says regional director of a Houston house buyers group, House Cashin.
Selling your home quickly can happen if you take the time to make your house inviting. These free tricks are simple to do and won’t take long to execute.