Planning on selling your house? The time of year can have a great impact on what price tag will come with your home. But if you don’t want to wait for the best time of the year to make a sale, you can help bump up the price on your property with a few nifty tricks. Keep in mind that companies that offer to buy your house for cash will estimate its overall cost based on its current status. So by taking a few steps to improve the way your house looks and works, you can help increase those numbers to your advantage.
Not quite sure how to get it done? These simple methods should tell you how to get it done.
1. Repaint Old Walls Dirty, stained, old looking walls can seriously affect the way the rest of your house looks. So make sure that you do a some repainting before you ask any home buyers to visit and appraise your property. Of course, you would have to shell out money to get your walls repainted, and you might think it will cost you more than you earn out of it. But you don’t really need to get a contractor for the job. With a little research and some elbow grease, you’d be more than qualified to get the job done yourself. Besides, most hardware stores will have some pretty enticing bargains on paint if you know where to find the best sources.
2. Get Things Up and Running – Because they’re subjected to daily, frequent wear and tear, lighting, electrical, and plumbing fixtures are the most commonly damaged part of any home. So make sure to repair broken lights, busted switches, and drippy faucets before you call over the buyers to put a price on your property. These small changes can significantly affect the cost because they reduce the number of things that new owners might have to repair once they settle into the space.
3. Dress Up Your Property – Home buyers will ultimately decide on a price depending on the integrity and space that your property provides, but staging it a little to improve the first impression won’t hurt. Getting rid of clutter, cleaning out any messes, making sure your furniture is placed in way that maximizes your space will give the impression of a spacious, well-kept house. So any person interested in buying your house will find that it really is an investment and not a fixer-upper that will ultimately cost more than it’s worth.