After finding your dream home for sale in Southampton and going through the long and detailed process of making it your own before the final move. But, there is one thing stands in your way – the fact that you are not able to sell your current home. The thought of temporarily paying the mortgage on two homes is a nightmare.
The question is how do you manage to sell your existing home faster on a small budget, yet in a way that minimizes any future investment? The answer is found in some simple ways that will cost you under hundred dollars.
Scrub Your Way Out the Door
A house that has a dirty appearance will be more difficult to sell. If you are noticing areas that need additional time to clean, now is the time to do it. You can look inside of cupboards, along the counter top, and on the floor. These areas should be polished and sparkling to present the best impression on each potential buyer as they walk through the door. Carpets are both felt and seen, so get a professional to clean the carpets in every room.
If your morning routine does not include washing the dishes and making the beds, temporarily add these to the morning to-do list. Even if you have a dishwasher, the chances are homebuyers will look inside to see how it has been maintained. Pets can be a problem with their odors and loose hair. Be sure to keep litter boxes clean and areas that they walk through vacuumed.
Once you have finished and inspected the areas for yourself, invite your Southampton REALTOR® over to get his thoughts on what else needs to be done to insure your house has the best possible appearance.
Paint Yourself Out of a Corner
If the walls in your house reflect your wild side rather than a more subdued family living environment, choosing a neutral colour and repainting the walls will project the impression that the house is ready for the new family to move in. Potential buyers will imagine what life will be like in your house and a more favorable idea will be projected by toning down the ambience.
Leave the Memories Behind
When living in a home for a fair amount of time, little things that are wrong tend to go unnoticed. Slightly damaged or outdated wall plates, a bit of rust on a metal surface, or a missing screw projects an attitude of disrepair. Replacing old items with new ones or investing time in small fixes demonstrate a commitment to a well-managed home and is relatively inexpensive.
The Final Appearance
Because you know your home's strengths – those little places that appeal most to potential homebuyers because they appeal to you. Make these areas your showcase to prospective buyers. There are weaker areas as well, so do your best to reduce their visibility. And it is not necessary to spend a lot of money to achieve these goals.
The intent of these tips is to help you sell your home more quickly while keeping the total expenses to a minimum. The dollars spent will be small compared to the benefits received. Including these ideas will also increase the final sales price of your home. As always, consult with your Southampton real estate agent on these matters is a good idea since they have a voice of experience.