REAL ESTATE SPOTLIGHT: Simple DIY Tips Which Can Speed Up the Sale of Your Home

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Improve the Exterior of Your Home

Rather than spending thousands of dollars on extensive but unnecessary upgrades, survey every room in the house for any minor blemishes. If there are cracks or areas which require a little filler and a quick paint job, you can do these yourself at a fraction of the cost of hiring a decorator.

It can be frustrating to play the waiting game in the hope that one of the viewers of your home might get their checkbooks out and commit to buy. Perhaps your property has been on the market for a lot longer than you had anticipated, and you just cannot understand why.

Sellers may even start to consider splashing out thousands in the desperate hope that the right buyer may be sold on new windows or kitchen appliances. Before you start using your credit cards or savings as a means to push someone into buying your home, why not take a look at these simple DIY tips which may help speed up the sales process faster than you might think at first.

Improve the Exterior of Your Home

The most simple tip of them all is to improve the little things outside of your home. Unruly bushes, sad-looking flowers, high grass and peeling paint can seriously put buyers off. The first thing that any potential buyer will notice is the outside of your home. They want to be wowed, and as the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression.

By taking a few hours out of your weekend to cut the grass, clear pathways, and add a simple lick of paint to the outside of the property, you can really make a massive impression on potential buyers.

Always Clean your Windows

Dirty windows are big no-no. Dusty and grimy windows give the wrong impression, and severely impair any potential buyer’s ability to feel comfortable when viewing the property. If those you invite into your home cannot feel at ease inside the house, they are unlikely to proceed with an offer.

Always clean your windows before viewings.

Survey the Home for Areas to Moderately Improve

Rather than spending thousands of dollars on extensive but unnecessary upgrades, survey every room in the house for any minor blemishes. If there are cracks or areas which require a little filler and a quick paint job, you can do these yourself at a fraction of the cost of hiring a decorator.

Sometimes you can spot things which you didn’t even know were there; things which may not seem like much to you, but could deter buyers from making an offer.

Clear Your Garage

Always clear your garage. A large garage is a fantastic asset, so don’t merely use it as a storage place or dump for all the things you hoard. When selling a home with a garage, this will always be something a buyer will view. Oh, and potentially judge you on, too.

Tackle the Senses

Do everything you can to make your home as inviting and calming as possible. Light scented candles and incense, make sure the sun can get through into the house and always make sure pets are out of the home at viewing time.

Screaming children, bad odors, and dark rooms are never advised at house viewings.

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