Whether you’re moving across the country or across town, when you’re ready to move, you want your home to sell quickly. There are tricks that will help your home sell faster than the others in your neighborhood, but they take a little time and a small investment. Before you list your home, take a look at these tips from veteran real estate professionals and see what you need to do.
A home with neutral colors and fresh paint looks more “move-in ready” which is a phrase many buyers list as a must have. Although an accent wall may have been the style when you painted the room, it may not coordinate with the prospective buyer’s furnishings making it hard for them to picture their belongings in the home. If you’ve painted rooms by gender, consider repainting greys, off whites and other gender-neutral colors.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
If your front door is dirty or looks run-down, consider repainting or replacing it. Because prospective buyers enter through the main door, it’s one of the first things they will see and touch. Also look at the door handle. Is the finish peeling? A new door handle is easy to install and affordable. Adding a few potted flowers to a front porch can also increase the curb appeal for a small investment.
Little things like peeling caulk, a door that doesn’t close properly and a dirty showerhead can turn buyers off. Take care of minor maintenance and your home will show better. If your faucets, showerhead, and drawer pulls look bad, consider replacing those as well.
Most sellers know to declutter the main living spaces and remove personal items but not all realize that a garage, basement or attic full of stuff (whether it’s boxes, toys or junk) will make the home seem smaller. You want the prospective buyers to be able to picture themselves in the home and think that they’ll have plenty of space for their things. If what you have needs to be disposed of, consider a rental dumpster. If you need to move the items, consider a portable storage unit.
Handyman Cans can help you choose the right size rental dumpster, deliver it and pick it up when you’re done decluttering. And, if you decide not to sell, or you some assistance with lifting the heavy stuff, we can help with that too. We serve the greater northern Virginia area from Culpepper to Loudoun Counties. Call us today at (571) 292-1403 or fill out our form to reserve your rental dumpster today.