Are you considering listing or have you recently put your home on the market? You may even think your home is in perfect condition because you’ve never had any issues. But selling a house can uncover many details that homeowners never knew about. There are always some small home improvements that can be made!
Before taking the steps to put your home on the market, we recommend a pre-listing inspection. This way, you can give yourself an advantage and know all the nooks and crannies of your property long before potential buyers arrive.
To learn more about a pre-listing inspection, get in touch with us by calling 312.INSPECT.
Apart from protecting yourself with a pre-listing inspection, there are some other simple steps you can take to ensure your home sells quickly and easily!
Four Easy Improvements to Sell Your Home Quickly!
The truth is, if you practice regular home maintenance and routine care, you likely don’t need to make too many modifications to prep your home for a sale. However, if you’ve been on the market a while or are afraid of having to wait too long, here are some quick fixes that sellers love to see!
1. Invest in Curb Appeal
First impressions are everything, and this concept remains true when it comes to your home.
Give potential buyers something to look at when they arrive for the first time to the property. It could be great landscaping, a fresh coat of paint on your front door, mowing the lawn, or putting out a pot of flowers.
Whatever it may be, curb appeal can do wonders for your home’s appearance.
2. Brighten Up
Nobody likes dark spaces, as they can make you feel sad, tired, and depressed. And those are the last emotions you want potential buyers to feel as they walk around your home.
Do a walk through and replace any burnt out light bulbs or bulbs with poor output, clean your windows, and pull curtains and blinds back for a great view. If the weather is nice on the day buyers come, you could even open the windows for some fresh air flow.
3. Don’t Forget the Closets
Buyers will absolutely look in your closets, so you’ll do yourself good to avoid throwing all of your clutter behind those doors.
Picking up some shelves or organizing containers and cleaning your closet so that it looks like a display at a fancy store will help sell the image of your home to potential buyers.
4. Inviting Spaces
If you have a deck or patio, or any great outdoor space for that matter, make it look like it’s ready to host the neighborhood BBQ or a family night.
If prospective buyers come at night, be sure you have great lighting. Set up some chairs, a bottle of wine, or even some plants to make the space look cozy.
Each of the above tips are low-cost and easy to achieve in one weekend. While they may not seem to be that big of a change, they will create a happy and inviting space so that potential buyers can imagine themselves in your home.
Don’t go into the selling process without a proper home inspection! Inspecting Chicago’s team of professionals can help put your mind at ease about the condition of your home. Schedule an inspection here with our easy online scheduling tool!
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