In the current state of the economy, the housing market has changed drastically. Now, more people are selling their homes than ever before in an effort to downsize. Because of the vast number of houses on the market, it is important to work with a company that has a great track record for selling in your particular area. We, at RE/MAX have both the long-standing experience in California's Central Valley, as well as the expertise needed to get your house sold quickly and for the best possible price. One way that we do this is by advising our clients on what they can do in order to enhance the selling process.
The first step in selling your house is one that many people tend to overlook. This is to both mentally and physically prepare yourself by detaching from your current home. Especially if you have lived there for a long time, this can be difficult to do. However, it is necessary in order to sell it properly. You first need to make sure to tidy up your house as much as possible and get rid of as much clutter as you can. Although certain little odds and ends make the property feel like home to you, it can often be a deterrent to a prospective buyer.
After cleaning out your home, you need to tend to any repairs that may be necessary. These are usually little things that you have been putting off, or else were not noticed until you started clearing out your house. Mending details like scratches, chips, and stains will go a long way in getting you the price you deserve. Sometimes these repairs require a bit of money upfront, but the investment is usually fairly nominal. Spending a few dollars to replace worn door handles or damaged light switches will pay off in the long run.
After you take care of cleaning and repairing your home, it is time to add some special touches in order to make the prospective buyers feel welcome. Adding or tending to landscaping is a great way to enhance the, always important, curb appeal. Take notice of houses around the area that look inviting and try to replicate that wherever you can. Sometimes this means adding a potted plant and sometimes it means simply making sure the lawn is freshly trimmed. By separating yourself from your current home and taking on a buyer's perspective, you can see what attributes are the most appealing. Doing so will get your house sold quickly and at a great price.