The housing market is undergoing a time of change and buyers are looking to take advantage of record-low interest rates. That provides an opportunity to get the most money for your home, even if you are looking to sell it quickly. Whether you are looking to downsize or move to a less congested area, taking a few simple steps can help you sell your home quickly so you can move ahead with those plans.
1. Declutter Every Space
Clutter is a big turnoff for potential home buyers. Take steps to clear out any extra stuff. Look into closets, under the bed and in the attic and basement. If you haven’t used something in a year or more, it can probably be safely tossed out or donated to a charity. However, some things have sentimental value or are only for special occasions. For those items, consider renting a 5×5 storage unit Petaluma. This way you can safely store your possessions without them cluttering up your house. As an added bonus, you will also get a head start on the moving process.
2. Touch Up Landscaping
First impressions are crucial to a quick home sale. Take the time to spruce up your landscaping, especially around the front entry. Trim trees and shrubs so they are neat and attractive. Add mulch and a few bright flowers to garden beds for a colorful contrast to the lawn.
3. Update the Kitchen
Minor kitchen updates can have a big impact and often produce the best ROI for home sellers. Swap out the cabinet and drawer pulls with new hardware, refresh the plumbing fixtures and add under cabinet lighting to refresh the space and make it feel current.
Selling your home and all the prep work that goes into getting it listed can be stressful. Working to maximize its impact on buyers and create a great first impression will help you get through the process quickly and with minimal costs.