Before you decide to sell your place, ask yourself whether you have built up enough equity in your house or can you afford the cost of selling your home.
If you think you owe less than your house is worth now, this might be a good time to sell. This way, you will save ample time later if you start the process right after deciding to sell.
The basics of selling a house won’t change whether you sell in a buyer’s or seller’s market. But to make a quick sale, you can follow a few tips to sell your house quicker with improved resale value.
Do all the repairs
Take your time and work on fixing the things you have lived within the house. Those things could be stained ceilings, missing tiles, broken windows, and other signs of neglect in your place. Inspect your place with a buyer’s eyes and find the things that can attract the sight.
For outside, look for broken and missing shingles and tuck-pointing. Make a list of the things and start working on the repairs you think will take more time. You can take advice from a real estate agent to determine what needs to be done first.
Work on curb appeal
Who doesn’t want to create the best first impression of their home when listing for sale?
When selling your house, surely you prioritize this too. Consider a few ways to make a good impression of your place that will make buyers think, “I wish I could live here.”
First, make the inside of your home clean, tidy, and welcoming. Repaint walls with some neutral shades and keep the grass cut. Turn on your doorways lights at night because you don’t know when curious buyers will come by your place.
Declutter your space
Another way to impress your buyers is to present them with a livable and organized place. You might find this tactic a little stressful and time-consuming, but don’t rush. You can take one room or just one part of the room for decluttering.
Recycle, donate, or remove the items you no longer need in your home. If you need things, you get a portable shed on your lawn to store the things there. Also, clean your shelves and apply a little coat of fresh paint to make the cabinets look nice for a faster sell-out.
Properly arrange your furniture
By the time you live in the home, you have arranged the furniture according to your family’s needs, comfort, and better suitability.
If you are living in Calgary, before placing your home on the Calgary homes for sale list, rearrange your furniture as marketing and inviting tools to attract more buyers. Make sure you have not placed the furniture close to the walls when rearranging.
Work on creating a conversation place by arranging sofas a little away from the walls and pulling chairs around them. Remove unnecessary furniture so your place will have more room for buyers to walk and look.