Well, the property is surely a financial asset that can save your rainy days but unfortunately, everything has a lifetime and it starts to wither away after it crosses a certain span of age. The problem arises when you finally decide to put your old home on sale but are not confident enough to get a fair value due to the poor condition of the house. Relax! There are still some quirky ways to get you out of this problem without bringing a hole to your pocket.
Keep An Eye On The Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is basically how attractive the exterior outlook of your house appears from a street. This is the first appearance of your home to the buyer to make sure, there must not be any flaws left behind. Surely you will need a little bit of renovation to refresh the exterior appearance such as touch up to the wall paints, ceiling, windows, etc.
De-Clutter Your Home
When a buyer visits a home for sale he wants a blank canvas to exhibit his personal style in the home. Pack up all the unnecessary essentials like a pile of clothes, toys, and furniture, crockery, and decoration items so the potential buyer can have maximum space to roam around. A clean and clear exhibited home gives a pleasant look to the eyes and thus have more chances for being sold.
Clean The Home
A simple act like painting the interior walls with nude colors to give a refreshing touch and cleaning the driveway, grass, cobwebs, stains, dust piles, leaves, moss, etc also help in improving the overall appearance of the home. Sweep away all the cabinets, ensure maximum storage in the kitchen shelves and check if the washroom pipelines, sewerage, and tiles are in the proper condition or not.
Keep all the house documents up to date and keep the architectural graph of home ready to grab the buyer’s interest. Research home history and don’t forget to mention the special facts about the place to the buyers as they will love to hear about it. Remind all the positive features including prime location, garage, master bedrooms, luxury bathrooms, number of amenities, etc.
Hire an Agent
Hire an agent and be quick in selling the house after you enlist it to the agent’s marketing list. Ask him to try to sell your home fast specifically within a period of 4 to 5 months as the home loses its importance and value the longer it stays on the selling list. Plus, since it’s an old home there are likely more chances for any mishap to happen.
Well this all for today, keep these factors on your fingertips if you ever need to make a settlement for your old home.