5 Tips to Help Sell Your Home
Rick & Rick Strohm, Jr.
February 29, 2012
Thought I would share some tips with you on helping sell your home this LEAP YEAR. Ok, so if you're like many American's still trying to sell your home during this slow real estate market I am here to share with you some tips that you may (or may not) have thought of to increase your home's appeal.
1) Boost Curb Appeal. Hopefully you're not in negative equity with your home; however, if you are you may have been spending every dime you have on keeping your head above water. If this is the case you may have not put any money into boosting your home's curb appeal, or maybe you just did not think that mattered. Well I'm here to tell you that it does! You can keep the cost of curb appeal down by doing the work yourself:
- Simply paint the doors and trim, or you can re-paint the entire house. Paint the trim and accents, this can make a fantastic visual difference and will give your home a great feel - this is fairly inexpensive for the results you will get after painting.
- Add new fixtures. For example, adding a new mailbox, new house numbers, add new door knocker and kick plates.
- Landscape. Plant some lush flowers or trees, make sure you mow and keep your shrubs/plants trimmed.
2) Smart Expansion. Does your home need more space to differentiate it from other homes on the market in your price range? You might want to hire a professional to convert your basement or garage into a rental or mother-in-law suite. More and more families are looking for supplemental income, and having a rental on property might just get more eyes on your home. This would also give you more income while you wait to sell your property.
3) Going Green. Upgrades to your home's efficiency will get more eye's on your property and will show potential buyers that their utility bills will decrease. Tankless hot water heaters are big selling points for buyers - endless hot water! Check with your tax professional, but adding energy efficient items to your home will also earn you major tax advantages!
4) Remodeling. Have you ever said to yourself, "This home would be more spacious if we knocked out this wall to combine these rooms?" If you have, that might just be what potential buyers are thinking when they view your home. Knocking out a wall can be inexpensive and could just be a major selling point.
5) Storage Built-Ins. Do you have unusable nooks in your home? If you do, then you may want to consider some built-in work and storage spaces. You can also build these storage spaces in your office, garage, kitchen or any other room in your home. This gives a nice feel to your home, a finished feel, and every buyer wants (and needs) ample storage.
Ok well those are my tips, hope you find them useful. If you have any questions please contact me (by click on the link).