When Selling Your Home, Look At It As If You Were Buying
If you are going to be selling your home, you might be wondering about the things you should be doing to get it ready for the sale. The simple fact is that when you are selling the house, you should always keep in mind what you would want to see if you were buying. Of course, not everyone has the same specific requirements, but generally this will give you a good idea as to what you should be doing. If you would like to know more about our thoughts on this matter, keep reading down below.
What Would You Want To See?
The very first thing that you should ask yourself is: what would you want to see? When you are walking around a property that you are considering purchasing, what things are inclined to make you want to buy it? Once you’ve figured out what these things are, you need to get as many of them in your home as possible. For example, white walls give the illusion of a blank canvas that people can change as they want. This is appealing to buyers because it lets them plan out how they would have the space if they were to purchase it, which then makes them more inclined to make the purchase.
If you walked into a home and the whole place was a mess, herb grinders all over the kitchen counters, dirty dishes around, unvacummed floors etc, would you want to purchase the property? Probably not because of the state it was in, so that’s something to keep in mind.
What Price Would You Pay?
Another thing that you want to consider is what price you would realistically pay for the property. We know that you want to get as much money as possible for your home, and we know that your home means a lot to you personally, but if you take a step back and evaluate it from a purely neutral point of view, how much is it worth? This is how much you should put it on the market for, because you’re not going to get much more.
You have got to take into consideration things like any imperfection in the home that is going to need fixing by the new owner. They shouldn’t have to pay top dollar when they are going to have to fix things as soon as they move in. You wouldn’t want to, so why should you expect someone else to?
What Would You Not Accept?
Finally, you need to think about what you would not accept. Like the mess, there are other things that would put you off making a purchase on a property. Think about this, and make sure none of the things that would influence your decision negatively are present in the home you are trying to sell.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should be thinking when getting your home ready for a sale. You’ve bought property before so you know what you’re doing. As such, you should use this knowledge to make your house as marketable as possible. Good luck.