Before you put your home on the market for sale, there are a number of things you can do to increase the chances it will sell and to increase the amount of money you can receive for the property. Let's take a quick look at four of the most important pre-real estate sale tips that will assist you in this regard:
Perform a thorough walk-through with your agent
Ask your real estate agent or a home decorating professional to help you with a thorough walk-through. This will be very helpful in identifying repairs and improvements that will assist you in selling your home.
Get the landscaping looking perfect:
A beautiful yard will help you sell your home faster. Make sure everything is well-trimmed, well-maintained and looking fresh. Consider various inexpensive improvements such as adding some shrubs, other fresh plants and flowers as well.
Touch up the paint
The quality of your home's exterior paint job can give your residence a lot more curb appeal. This, in turn, will help make a better first impression. Touch up any flaking or peeling paint that you see. Consider repainting the inside of your residence as well.
Clean up, tidy and declutter every room in your house
Go through your home with a fine-toothed comb to clean up, declutter and organize. Remove excess furniture. You want your home to feel fresh, spacious with zero clutter.
Tend to the details
Tend to details such as doorknobs, fixtures and ceiling fans which can be easily and quickly replaced while having an overall freshening effect on the entire residence.
As you begin to meet with and negotiate with potential buyers of your home, consider whether your legal rights are fully protected. An experienced real estate transaction attorney can be very helpful during your home sale process to ensure you don't encounter any legal challenges during the process.