Do you have a home that you're thinking about selling soon? Do you want to make sure that it sells as quickly and for as high a price as possible? Selling a home can sometimes be a tricky proposition. Even with the best real estate agent, it could take longer than expected before you get a viable offer on the property. However, there are some things that you can do to make the sale go more quickly and easily. A few things that you should consider include:
Clean up the yard: When potential buyers arrive to take a look at the house, one of the first things that they'll notice about the property is whether the lawn has been mowed recently or whether the trees and bushes have been pruned. Even if the buyers don't notice that the yard looks need and tidy, they will almost certainly notice if the place looks unkempt. If, for some reason, you can't deal with the landscaping yourself at this time, hire a landscape maintenance company to do these tasks for you. Being able to sell the property quickly can more than pay for the cost of hiring the company in the first place.
Repaint: If it's been more than a few years since the house was last painted, now is a good time to remedy that. As with a lack of landscape maintenance, a lack of fresh paint can be a turn-off to possible buyers. Paint that is cracked, chipped, peeling, or otherwise just looks old is a signal to many buyers that the house hasn't been properly maintained. Even if this isn't strictly true, people are likely to make assumptions based on the condition of the paint and are going to be much less likely to put in an offer that you like.
Replace toilet: This is another mostly aesthetic aspect that can have a huge impact on who makes an offer. A toilet that is dirty or stained can have a huge psychological impact on how people view your home. If you can thoroughly scrub the toilet to make it look like new, then do so. But replacing the toilet entirely may be a faster and easier way to spruce up the bathroom. An inexpensive toilet may only cost a couple hundred dollars when installed and may or may not have much of an impact on the monetary value of the offers that you receive, but having as attractive a home as possible is going to be more likely to at least increase the number of offers that you receive.