When you sell your property, your motivation for doing so will greatly affect the final sale price. As such, even if you are simply looking for a quick sale, do also try to be motivated by profit, as this will help you get a higher price. There are a few things you need to do in order to get top dollar for your home when you sell it.
First things first and get to work on the outside of your property. You only get one chance to make a first impression and this is what the outside of your property will do. Hence, the first thing you must do is tidy up your yard and prune your trees and bushes. Try to look at the outside of your home through the eyes of a potential buyer and determine whether or not it has curb appeal. Luckily, you will generally not have to do anything other than a bit of cleaning and tidying.
After looking at the outside, it is now time to look at the inside of your home. It goes without saying that you have to clean and tidy your home on the inside as well. Also, do not be tempted to put up loads of air fresheners or scented candles. You may believe that they smell gorgeous, but the reality is that not everybody enjoys them. Additionally, it may make them think that you are hiding something. Next, you need to make sure you rid your home of clutter. You may love all your nicknacks and pictures but they stop potential buyers from really seeing your property. In order to make your home look big, which is what any buyer wants, you have to get rid of as much stuff as you can from your walls, floors and shelves. The mirror is the one exception to this rule. Mirrors are good because they create the illusion of more space. Also, you have to make sure that you have at least something on your wall, or your home will look hollow. It really is about trying things out and using your own common sense to see what works best and what makes your home look the biggest.
Finally, do a lot of research before you set your price. You must understand that the maximum you will ever get, if you’re lucky, is the asking price. Your goal is for the sale price and the asking price to be as close together as possible. If you ask too much, you may push potential buyers away. Set the price too low, on the other hand, and people will think there is a problem with the property. Then, there is the fact that you will never be able to sell your home for more than the asking price, meaning that you hurt your own pocket by setting the price too low.