Increasing Value

Selling Real Estate: How To Increase The Value

There are no guarantees when selling your home that a buyer will simply walk through the front door. You may have to carry your home to the buyer in many cases. Successful marketing can help ensure the full exposure the property receives to attract a ready, eager and able buyer. 

The design of your house, the first impression of a buyer and other factors that also influence your house's sale. Be sure to explore tips for adding value to your home. Have you considered home prices in your neighbourhood, and the value of your property, to be factors that are also used to price your home? 

If you're dealing with a good agent and you advertise on, you can count on a professional who can answer your questions, apply his or her in-depth knowledge of current market trends and access comprehensive tools that can facilitate the selling of your home.  

1. Outdoors 

More than half of all the houses are estimated to be sold before the buyers even get out of their vehicles. So standoff your house across the street and check out the curb appeal. 
Sweep walkway at the front. 
Delete magazines, mountain bikes and toys. 
Park extra cars off the road. 
Trim the shrubs in back. 
Apply all over fresh, clean paint. 
Clean all over the windows and window coverings. 
Keep plumbing in working order and all appliances. 
Maintain all the sealants in good condition (window, tub, shower, sink, etc. 
Make sure that the roof and gutters are in good condition; no need for repairs. 
Mow the lawn more often, and grow flowers. 
Keep zones clean for pets.
2. Indoors 

Bathroom and kitchen should shine. 
Fast with the vacuum once again; carpets should be clean. 
Place the fresh flowers in the principal rooms. 
Put the dishes away, unless a formal decorative display is set. 
Create beds, and put away all the clothing. 
Open drapes and switch the lights on to give a brighter look. 
Stretch closets straight. 
Put away toys. 
Switch Tv off. 
Play soft radio / stereo music. 
Keep animals out of the way, and clean and odour-free pet areas. 
Secure jewellery, cash, prescription and other valuables. 
Consider will room more spacious. Pack collectables so that buyers can envision their own home furnishings. 
Important Recalls 
Potential buyers typically feel better when the owners are not present. 
If people are unaccompanied by an agent asking to see your home, please refer them to an appointment with your real estate professional. 
If you are leaving town, leave a number where you can be called, just for a weekend.

Increasing the Value of Your Home

Remember the importance of first impressions when preparing your house for sale and using the sell my house method. The economy isn't the only thing determining whether you're getting the asking price. Appearance and general condition play a significant role. Here are a few easy things you can do to make your home more attractive to purchasers.