- Home begins at the front door:
Don’t underestimate the power of a front door. People make up their minds in the first seven seconds of entering a house. Don’t just put a door for the sake of putting it. Quality doors not necessarily too expensive as this would add value to it thus making it a point of reference for the buyer to develop an interest in your building.
- Keep up regular maintenance & repair
Ensure everything that needs to be repaired is repaired, never leave that house unmaintained. Every little thing like cleaning the glasses, clearing the compound is part of what the buyers will see first.
Everybody wants a house that is clean and maintained.
- Paint, Paint, Paint, (apply neutral colour)
If you’re getting ready to put a house on the market, don’t allow walls with chipped paint to go unmaintained. If you need to do more than a touch-up, choose neutral colours. Every buyer wants a clean house with nice painting. Rough paintings sometimes discourage buyers because of the cost of repainting and correcting
- Cleanliness counts
A house can never be too clean. If you were a buyer, would you choose the house that is slightly dingy or the home down the street that is clean and welcoming? In keeping the house clean, you must prevent dirt and junk from building up over time (things like mould can become a nuisance if allowed to spread unchecked), this will ensure a healthier living for you and your family and even the potential buyer!
Don’t waste money moving your junk around. Get rid of it now. When it’s time to sell, you will feel confident about what you are presenting to the buyer.
- Improve the air quality inside
- Update your bathroom
It may not be economical to do a major renovation if you are trying to spend as little as possible before putting a house up for sale. But some upgrades are cheap, easy, and fast…, especially in the bathroom. It is advisable you change everything that is dirty as these make the buyer develop an interest in your building.
- Any kitchen update equals added value: Update every kitchen equipment that has worn out. Replace
- Plant a tree –Go Green!
Plant trees in your compound to beautify and also help in circulation of air (Gaseous exchange). Green carpetgrass will also add value to the compound making the compound comfortable for anyone that will buy your property.
- Remove the ‘Question marks’ from your house!
This is called the “What is that” factor. As much as possible try to avoid this when presenting your building for sale. The more the buyers keep asking the more the probability of them losing interest in your property. The more questions, the more people are likely to say, ‘We don’t want that house.’ Sometimes it’s the quick fix that someone put in thinking, ‘I can live with it.”’ Haas says those fixes bite you back later when it’s time to sell because prospective buyers are looking for more than jerrybuilt solutions.
- Be patient!
When putting your house on sale, be patient to get a reliable agent so you don’t rush into selling that house at a price you shouldn’t have sold it. Also, this helps you take your time to fix everything necessary before putting it out for sale.