Selling old home faster
At some stage in our life we do need to sell our home either for up-sizing, downsizing or moving to some better place. We all want our home to sell faster. It’s easy task if we properly prepare our house for sale. Here are the few tips that can help in selling old home faster.
Inspection of home
The first task is to inspect the current condition of home. The thorough inspection will give us the idea where we need improvements. We should thoroughly inspect the structure, interiors and exteriors before doing any improvement. This way we can also estimate the cost and time of preparing home for sale.
Repair and renovation
House that does not sell quickly is the one that has weak structure or has structural issues as no one wants to buy a house with structural problems. Therefore firstly we need to fix the structural issues. Window, door and roof joints should be thoroughly checked and repaired. One thing more, house should have no damp issues.
Interiors and exteriors
After we have repaired the structure of home we should now focus on interiors and exteriors. Old houses have old fixtures and finishes that should be upgraded for quick sale. The next step is the paint work. We should paint both interior and exterior of house for fresh look. People have different color choices but everyone likes light colors. Therefore interior and exterior paint colors should be in lighter tones.
Outdoor & indoor plants
If home has a garden or outdoor green belt, it should be properly maintained as it will give the first impression of home. Small plants are always refreshing and enhance the beauty. We can use small beautiful plants for interior decoration too, but plants should be properly maintained and trimmed.
High quality photographs
This is the age of e-commerce and social media. We do advertise our product online and also share on social media. Therefore it’s very important to take high quality photographs. Good quality photographs always enhance the chance of sale as people are always attracted to beautiful high quality pictures.
Realistic price tag
Every area has price range from minimum to maximum. This is why we always need to be very realistic about setting the asking price. 10% bargain margin is a good idea but asking too much is always negative. We should keep in mind that if price is too high, property will sit on the market for months.