Looking to get a top dollar price for you house? Check out the tips below to insure your house is in great shape to sell and to receive the max price you can for it. After all, your house is an investment, right?
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a house. If you’ve been living in your house for a long time or maybe you just moved in last year, a fresh coat of paint can go a long way towards making a buyer interested in purchasing your house. Take the example photo above, there is technically nothing wrong with the walls in the before photo. They are stable, sturdy, and for all intents and purposes, doing their job of holding the house together and separating rooms. But if you want to receive top dollar, ripping that wall paper down and replacing with a fresh coat of paint with modern colors and trim goes a long way. Even if you don’t have hideous wallpaper but maybe have some nicks and scrapes on the walls, I can assure you this is one of the first things that a buyer is going to notice when they walk into your house. In my opinion, spending the money to freshen up the paint and modernize the walls of your house is vital to receiving top dollar for your property. You can do the job yourself or I would suggest finding a local painting company to complete this for you and insure the job is done perfectly so you can wow buyers when they step foot into your house!
Unless your name is Hank Hill then you probably do not enjoy doing yard work, I know I don’t. After living in one place for a while, it’s easy to get complacent and not keep up with the yard as well as you used to. But when it comes to attracting buyers that are going to be willing to pay top dollar for your property, curb appeal is a major factor. If I was going to pay top dollar for a house I would not want to have to then pay a landscaping crew to come in and get the yard looking good the week I move in, and you wouldn’t want to do that either. So why not get out ahead of it and get your yard in pristine condition before you sell your house. It will attract the type of buyers you want to sell to. I would contact a lawn care company and have them come out and treat your lawn, cut it, edge it, and generally make it look nice. It pay off in spades.
You never really know how dirty your carpet is until you get it professionally cleaned. I mean just look at the picture above. Those people probably were blind to the fact that their carpet was as dirty as it was, but my goodness look at the difference. Having nice, clean, and crisp carpet will speak wonders to the potential buyers walking through your house. Then there are those annoying places in every house that need to be cleaned as well. I know personally I go a long time without cleaning the baseboards in my house, if I ever do! I mean who wants to get down on their hands and knees and wipe baseboards all throughout their house? No one does! But to attract top dollar buyers, your property needs to be top dollar clean. Making sure your microwave, oven, crown molding, bathrooms, and whatever else are spotless is key to getting a top dollar offer on your house. What you present to buyers is what they are willing to pay for, and if you present a dirty house, they are going to present a less than ideal offer. Spend your time cleaning your place personally or hire a professional cleaner to do the job for you. Either way, it needs to be done.
Handy Man Service
Now for the miscellaneous items that need to be fixed around the house. This is where a good handy man comes into play. Whether you can do the handy work yourself or need to hire a handyman service, it is most definitely worth it to have your house in great shape to sell. Whether you need to replace carpet, refinish floors, update some electrical, replace an old toilet, or whatever it may be, getting rid of eyesores in your house is a must. You want the potential buyers that come to view your property to be blown away, not to already be planning what they are going to have to do to fix things up after they move in. Make sure you fix all of the little things, it makes a huge difference!
Yes, selling your house is a total hassle, and yes, retail home buyers are nit picky and will want everything in tip top shape when they move in. If it is not you can bet they are going to ask for a price reduction to cover their costs of the repairs they need to make. So if you are looking to get top dollar for your property, take the time and effort to make it look great. It will pay off. And of course, if you don’t want to do any of the things I suggested above, give us a call, we love to buy houses in as-is condition. We buys houses Atlanta metro and all over the Atlanta area. Give us a chance to knock your socks off!