You’re looking to sell your house and pay back your mortgage? Is your realtor too busy with more expensive homes to give your modest dwelling the attention it needs? Don’t fret; Alpine Credits has a few tips to sweeten the deal.
Here are 5 easy ways to improve your home for a quick and lucrative sale:
1. Improve the look of your home from the curbside.
Take time to focus your energy on vamping up the view of your home from the street. Your potential buyers will arrive, almost assuredly, by car. Their first view of your home will be from the window of their automobile.
How do you improve this frame? Start with simple landscaping. Have the grass mowed, trim back your bushes and plant some seasonal flowers. Do it tastefully. Then look up. Has that roof been replaced in the last five years? You may want to spend the cash to have it redone.
2. Remove the clutter inside
The less furniture the better. You might love your couch, but John and Mary are thinking about the one they just bought at the Brick and how it might fit in the room.
3. Don’t forget the windows
While your open house guests are inside, they may spend a significant amount of time looking out at the rest of the property. Windex every window so they can see every detail of your yard.
4. A new coat of paint does wonders
Don’t go all out on crazy colours, but a pick a few basic tones and go over your walls. Even a new coat of off-white will improve the look of your home.
5. Spend the money to improve the fixed appliances
Make sure all your appliances and wiring are up to code. You want a potential buyer to feel like they could move in as soon as the sale is made.
Need help financing these projects? Alpine Credits, the leading lender in Western Canada for home equity loans, can help. Visit our website today.