5 Easy Steps To Help Sell Your Old House Fast

Selling a home is hard, especially if you’re going it alone or have a not-so-stellar realtor. But when you’ve got your next home all picked out and ready to build, selling your old house becomes extremely important! Let’s take a look at a few tips that can help step up your sales game and let you enjoy building your new home!

1. Storage

A good rule of thumb is that you want to look at the things you have in your house, and remove ⅓ of them before showing it on the market. Decluttering your house before showing it can make a huge difference. It makes the space look larger, and removes a lot of personal items so the potential buyer can envision their own touches on the canvas of your home.

Our suggestion is to get a portable storage unit to store things in, so it is easily movable to your newly built home once you sell!

2. Depersonalize

One of the best things you can do is remove personal touches from the house. In order to sell the house, you’re going to need people to envision themselves living there.

For instance, if you have a lot of photos of your kids and wedding on the walls, it’s best to remove them. Any art on the walls is best removed as well, along with other personal touches like decor with your family name on it.

3. Brighten Up The Place

Next, make sure the place is bright enough. Brightness will make rooms look bigger, and they will be more inviting to potential buyers.

One option is to purchase the highest wattage bulb allowed for your fixtures and install those throughout the house. Utilize natural light as well to brighten the home.

You can also add brightness with paint. Choosing a more reflective, light-gray tone for the walls can really open things up.

4. Increase Curb Appeal

One of the first things people will see, both online and in person, is the exterior of your home. Make sure to clean up the yard, from fallen branches to trimming hedges and cutting the grass before visits and before any photography is done.

The exterior of the building itself should be cleaned as well, perhaps with power washing which can also be used on the driveway.

5. Promote Yourself

Lastly, don’t rely on your real estate agent to do all of the heavy lifting for you. Once they create an online listing on their website, share it on your social media pages and ask friends to share it as well. There may be someone in your network or your friends’ network who is the perfect buyer for your home. You’ll never know unless you promote it yourself!

Whether you’re in the process of selling your home or haven’t started yet, we hope these tips will help. And if you need a custom home built or would like to purchase a newly built home, we’re ready to help in any way!