7 Tricks to Help Sell Your Home Faster

When your home hits the real estate market, you typically want it to be scooped up by a buyer as quickly as possible. To help your home sell fast, enhance your home’s value by investing time and money in minor projects that will boost its appeal. These simple repairs and inexpensive updates will help your home look its best so prospective buyers won’t be able to pass it up.

1. Neutralize Your Home

To sell your home quickly and appeal to the largest possible buying segment, use a neutral palette throughout your home. The eye can roam freely through a neutral palette, making the space more expansive. If you have a vibrant hue on your walls, consider painting over it with a neutral shade. This lets potential buyers see themselves and their interests in the blank space. Lastly, take down wallpaper or borders to make your home appeal to a broad range of potential buyers.

2. Complete Needed Repairs

If something needs repair, fix it. Chances are you’ve become accustomed to your home’s flaws, but a home buyer will less likely overlook imperfections. For safety, fix uneven or badly cracked cement on the front walk, repair loose railings, and replace broken windows and panes that can raise security issues. Owner neglect will only lower the asking price or lengthen the time required to sell. Homebuyers often require a professional inspection, so it’s wise to already be one step ahead of the game. Make needed repairs before the first open house to save you stress and money in the long run.

3. Freshen Your Landscaping

Keep the grass nicely trimmed to give your yard a welcoming first impression. Cut and trim all trees and bushes so that an overgrown landscape doesn’t distract from your home’s beauty. Welcome potential buyers with a pot of flowers on their doorstep. If you have a porch or a deck, clean outdoor furniture.

4. Clean Your Home Thoroughly

An immaculate house is a sure selling point. Clean the carpet, scrub the walls and trim, and pick up all loose items in all rooms. Keep appliances spotless by cleaning off the top of the refrigerator and the handles on your refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven. Reduce clutter and maximize the appearance of workspaces by cleaning counters of small appliances, food, and papers.

5. Rearrange Your Furniture

Make your rooms seem larger by creating clear traffic patterns with your furniture arrangement. Traffic should be directed around the conversation core. Also, when placing furniture in a room, pay attention to its visual weight, not just its actual size. Light-color furniture or pieces with thin, tapered legs appear lighter than dark or boxy upholstered pieces.

6. Play Up the Light

Take advantage of all available light to help enlarge your home’s rooms. Use white or pale colors, which increase the brightness of a room by reflecting light. Keep window treatments simple and avoid blocking the windows with heavy layers of fabric.

7. Dress Up Your Front Porch

Welcome buyers with a few pots of seasonal plants and a decorative door mat. If your porch is large, make sure there’s a comfortable seat or swing in good condition on which guests can sit. Check that steps and railings are stable and in good repair.

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