There are a countless number of reasons you could be looking to sell your property at a high price. You may be starting to think about retirement. Selling a property at a price higher than it is worth is a good way to make money. You may also want the move to be quick and painless. People will tell you that you have to spend money to make money. But they are wrong. House flipping is the business of making a property look more expensive than it is and selling it on. The same process can be used to get the best value on your home. How to do you do this?
Know Your Colours
We are going to start with repainting your home. If you have children, then you may have let them paint their bedroom whichever colour they liked. This is perfectly understandable. But an unattractive colour will make people think twice about buying a property. If it is light paint over it in a cream colour. This way you leave the room blank for them to paint over it in the way they see fit. A dark colour will require a little extra effort and a couple coats before it disappears. Make sure the coats are thick to avoid extra work.
Do you have a small room? You want to paint this cream or white. This will make the room seem more spacious than it is. We will talk more about spacing a little lower down. If you have a room that stays cold, you may think about improving the insulation. Or you could paint it a dark colour. This will help keep any heat from a light source.
Simple things like this will mean you can ask for a high price when selling your home. Not sure how much you should be asking for? You can use a website to check the price of new homes in the area you are moving to. Then you will know how much money you need to make to gain a profit on your sale.
Let Those Lights Shine
Speaking of light, you need to understand that a dark room dampens moods. This includes potential buyers. One of the first things they will look for is how light a house is. Again, if it is dimly lit, this will reduce the house value. We suggest switching bulbs if you are using energy savers when selling a house. You can also add some lamps to particularly dark rooms for extra light.
Looks Can Be Deceiving
Your house may be rather small and cosy. Some buyers may love this but if you want to a higher selling price you need to make it look grand. You can do this by taking furniture out of some of the rooms. This automatically makes rooms look bigger than they actually are. You also need to ensure your home is tidy and does not look cluttered.
We suggest you take the same approach when looking at your garden. Cut the grass as short as possible and put away any toys. Like your home, you want your backyard to look as big as possible. Also, consider giving buyers an extra incentive to buy. Do you have a big plot of green grass? Throw in the driven mower you use in the asking price.
If you take this advice, you can be sure to get more money than your house is worth. We wish you luck.