You might love your property the way it is.  But when you’re trying to sell it, it’s not your opinion that matters, it’s the potential buyer’s.  So, if you’re selling your home, here are the changes you should make to get the most money possible.


Redecorate, But Not Too Much

Redecorating is a good thing to do when you’re looking to sell your home, but you do have to be careful not to take it too far.  If your kitchen is too outdated, it might be a good idea to invest in a new suite.  It’ll add extra value to your home, but it will cost a lot of money to do, so think carefully.

If you’re thinking of changing the wallpaper or paint, make sure you go for a more simple and neutral design.  People need to be able to see themselves moving into a property, so your tastes and personality shouldn’t be felt too heavily in the designs of the rooms.


Declutter the House

House selling is a big challenge, but one sure-fire way to make your property more appealing to potential buyers is to have a big clear out.  Walking into a property and finding the rooms full to bursting with personal possessions is not a good look to present to viewers.

Decluttering doesn’t have to mean a lot of hard work though.  Just go over one room at a time and try to look at it objectively.  If it gives the impression of being too crowded or it looks smaller than it really is, take away everything that’s not needed.  You could then have a garage sale and make some cash from your unwanted items.


Boost Your Curb Appeal

First impressions are key.  And they don’t just apply to people, they apply to houses, too.  If your house looks old, tired or unappealing from the outside, they probably won’t want to buy it.  Even if the interiors are ideal and impressive, it might not be enough to change those initial bad impressions.

So, how can you improve your curb appeal?  The first thing to do is clear up the area around your house.  Get rid of that broken plant pot and make sure there’s no litter blowing about.  Then mow the lawn if you have a front garden.  Finally, give your house a fresh coat of paint if necessary.


Make the Most of the Space You Have

Space might be the single greatest asset a home has, so make sure you’re showing it off.  How you arrange your furniture and where the television is placed all affect how big or small the room looks.  You should make an effort to make every room appear as big and spacious as possible.

How spacious a room looks is also affected by the amount of light in a room.  If a room is dark and dim, it will probably also look smaller.  That’s not a good combination, and it certainly won’t help you sell your home.  Make good use of both natural and electrical lights to make the room look lighter and larger.


If you make these simple changes, you’ll clinch a sale much quicker, and at a higher price.


Arnel Ariate is the webmaster of Money Soldiers.

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Nick @ Millionaires Giving Money - May 25, 2015

Great ideas here. I always add value to my property by adding more WC’s and improving the look and modernity of the kitchen and bathroom suites. De-cluttering and using neutral colours and cleaning immaculately always definitely secures the higher rental potential.


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