It’s a new year and you are looking to make major changes and perhaps one of those changes is selling your home. You might be wondering, “What are the steps to selling my house quickly?” There are many things you could do to sell your house fast. Read below to see what those are!photodune-9294663-real-estate-concept-in-flat-style-s-300x300

Less Is More

When it comes to upgrading your home, less is more. Don’t go overboard with the upgrades all over the home. Many people end up making too many repairs spend too much money and don’t get all that money back. Not all upgrades are investments. Simple repairs such as replacing doorknobs, a fresh coat of paint, fixing leaky faucets and even putting up new blinds and curtains can make a huge difference in the appearance of your home and be pretty inexpensive.  

Empty Storage Space

Bottom line is people don’t like clutter. Leave room for potential buyers to be able to picture where they would put their personal belongings. Cluttered closets and cabinets will turn off buyers so take all the unnecessary things out and open up the space.

Light Up The House

A house gives off a much better impression when it is well lit. You can make your home seem much brighter by doing simple things such as cleaning windows, taking down drapes, changing out lampshades and even increasing the wattage of all your light bulbs. If you have a showing during a beautiful sunny day, open all the windows and curtain and let the light in.

No Pets

Not everyone is an animal lover, which is a sad truth. You may love Spot and he may be a great family dog, but that doesn’t mean potential buyers will think so. If you happen to have a pet, make sure to take it over to the neighbors or to a relative’s house while the house is showing. Make sure all traces of a pet are gone, not dog food or bowl and no litter boxes allowed. Animals make homes seem smelly and dirty and may leave a bad impression with anyone that may be taking a walk through of your house.

De-Personalize

Take all your personal stuff out of your home while its showing/on the market. Remove all personal pictures, kids crafts projects, grandpa’s old rocking chair and anything that may clutter all the living space. Potential buyers should be able to picture themselves living in the home. Stage simply!

Kitchen

When you are selling your home, you are pretty much selling your kitchen. A home’s kitchen is probably the most important part of it. If your kitchen is dated, you should probably remodel it. Most people get about 85% of a return after renovating their kitchens. Many sellers knock off up to $10,000 off the asking price when a kitchen isn’t upgraded. If you have the budget to remodel the kitchen make sure to use neutral modern colors and if you are looking to upgrade your appliances, stainless steel appliances are always a hit. Updating your kitchen may be what gets someone to buy your home!

Curb Appeal

First impressions matter, we have said this many times in past posts and that’s because it’s true. Curb appeal is everything. If you can do some brand new landscape on your front lawn, go ahead! Keep it tidy and even hire a lawn care company during the time its on the market so it constantly looks good. You will for sure make a 100% return on the money that you put into your front lawn. Make your home welcoming from the start. If your potential buyers are impressed from the start, it can only get better from there.

Source: http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/design-101/10-best-kept-secrets-for-selling-your-home