Preparing any house for sale can be a very daunting process, even for the well-seasoned real estate investor. However, regardless of whether the houses for sale have been tenanted for some years, there are some key strategies that are sure to get your property ready for sale fast.
Start off with a change of mind
Most often than not, many homeowners or investors tend to become emotionally attached to the property. It is not uncommon to see an investor renovating a house spending some obscene amount of money on a particular tile that they just had to have and are left with no money in their budget to cater for the furnishing of the houses.
On the other hand there are those who do not see the value in even painting the houses that have been tenanted with 4 different individuals.
Looking at the property at the perspective of the buyer is key. Take a tour with a realtor in order to get some opinions on the areas that you should focus on.
Maximize on the curb appeal
The outside should without a doubt draw people to the inside of the property. As such you should neatly trim the bushes, weed the lawns, mulch the beds so that you can be able to make a good first impression. Having the front doors repainted as well as the mail boxes will pull this off and you will not have you rob a bank to achieve your end game.
Choose a neutral color
Truth be told, bold colors are great for houses to live in and not for houses that are going to be on sale. Bright but light colors is the best way to go. Stick to the neutral and warm palette like the taupes, tan and the greys. You should avoid the dark colors by all means especially in small rooms.
White is great for the ceilings to give them the tall look. A golden rule that you have to adhere to, if the interior walls have not been repainted for the last two years, now is the time to do so’.
Let there be light
Lighting is very important. However, regardless of this fact, many property owners seem to overlook it when they are getting ready to sell. Dark rooms and hallways that have little or no exposure to natural light should be attended to. If it is not possible to have natural light in, two bulbs fixed onto the walls will do the trick.
Adding floor lamps and table lamps will lighten up the rooms the more.
With the above few tips, you should be able to ready houses for sale in a very short time frame and without experiencing any trouble.