More often than not, selling a home is a stressful ordeal. Not only do you have to ensure your space is always presentable, but you have to deal with vacating at a moment’s notice for a viewing. Add pets or children (or both) into the equation and the stress only increases! But it will take a little more than vacuuming and dusting to get the job done. Here are 3 ways you can scratch ‘sell my house fast’ of your to-do list!
1. Rent a Storage Unit
If you google “how to sell my house fast San Diego”, you’ll notice the majority of blog posts and articles recommend sprucing the place up a little. In order for a house to sell quickly it needs to show well, and in order for it to show well it needs to be as free from clutter as possible. Instead of shoving everything underneath beds and in closets, rent a storage room while your house is on the market. Use the unit for things you won’t need to access while your home is on the market. Aim to get rid of a third (or more) of your belongings. That might sound like a lot but it’s easier than you think! If you take a look around your home, you’ll notice how many things go untouched on a daily basis. Seasonal clothes and decor, small kitchen appliances, books, workout equipment…the list is long! Another helpful way to remove clutter is by packing up personalized items around your home. Photographs and memorabilia make it difficult for prospective buyers to imagine themselves living in the space, and distracts from the home’s highlighted features.
2. Invest in Small Upgrades
It doesn’t make since to start major remodel projects if you are trying to sell your house fast, especially, since you aren’t guaranteed to make your money back. Instead of sweating the big things, focus on the small upgrades you can afford to tackle in a short period of time. Not only are they more tangible but they make a bigger impact than you would think. Replacing old or mismatched appliances in the kitchen, adding a fresh coat of paint or new fixtures, can make a dreary home into a hot commodity. Even swapping your light bulbs for higher watt ones or buying new hand towels for the bathroom can make a world of difference.
3. Don’t Forget About Curb Appeal
So you’ve painted your home and added a few new stainless steel appliances, but you might be thinking “what more can I do to sell my house fast?” to which we say “curb appeal.” The exterior of your home is the first thing a buyer will see in person and on any listing sites you may use. If those exterior shots don’t look good, most often, people will just move on without bothering with the interior. So, work with what you have! Mow the lawn, trim the hedges, pressure-wash your house and driveway, and even throw a fresh coat of paint on the front door and trim. You can even go the extra mile by planting some flowers for a hint of color.
Or you can just skip all this hassle and sell your house to us As-Is!