When you move into a house, it’s important to make it feel like “home.” The decorations, furniture and everything about it should feel like a comfortable place for the whole family. When you’re trying to sell your home, however, you must stop thinking of it as your home and more as an investment in your family’s future.
When you are trying to sell your house, it is important to see the house as an investment, not your home. There are several ways to effectively sell your home, and it all starts by investing in the house.
The value of the investment
Most people see a home as worth more than it is. This usually stems from an emotional attachment and a history. However, by looking at your house as an investment rather than a memory you can more accurately represent its value on the market. Have experts come in and appraise your house’s value. Make sure that your real estate agent is accurately representing the worth of the house and the investment, not trying to sell the home and the memories.
Using a home stager
When trying to sell your house, hire a home stager to help you make your house look more like somewhere for a potential buyer to live. As it is now, it is your home—a place that someone already lives. By hiring a home stager, you can make your home into a desirable location for someone new to live.
Having a staged home gives potential buyers an insight into what their lives could look like. Home staging allows people to see the potential and appeal of living in your old house.
Repairs and curb appeal
Another important aspect of selling your investment is to invest in the quality of the house. While some people may view investment in repairs as a waste of money, it actually helps sell the house quicker. You might be thinking, “I have lots of little repairs that need to be made, where do I focus?” I suggest focusing on a fresh color of wall paint in the main rooms, repairing exterior doors, consider painting the garage, painting your existing or installing new cabinets, and switch out interior lighting to include more modern fixtures.
Similarly, improving the curb appeal of the house will increase potential buyers’ interest. Most people will decide how they feel about a house simply by looking at its exterior. By investing in the house short term, you are benefitting in the long run.
In the long run, you have a large influence in how quickly and effectively your house gets sold. If you are emotionally attached to your house and plan on making a home, then selling your house is not the right decision. However, if you feel like you want to sell that house, start viewing it as a long-term investment.
If you are ready to sell your investment and move into a home, please give me a call. I would love to help you and your family stage and sell your house. Contact me today for a free consultation.