While the housing market is showing signs of life again here in metro Detroit, it’s still a buyer’s market.
Spring/Summer is the Best Time to Sell
First thing to consider is the time of year.
It’s generally tougher to sell during the winter months.
Why? Well, excuses my language, but mainly because it sucks to move when it’s cold outside. Plus, most people prefer to move when their kids are out of school.
Second, you should always work to find ways on how to make your home look good to the public.
Never, ever underestimate the importance of making your home look nice.
Think back to when you found the house you’re living in now. There’s a good chance that the looks of the house had something to do with it.
So anyways, fix the house up some.
Don’t Be Discouraged by Money Concerns
Don’t be so worried about money. You should be able to do a decent job of fixing it up without breaking the bank.
In fact, there are quite a few things you can do to make the house look better that shouldn’t cost a lot of money.
For example, some simple yard work can make a world of difference in the impression your home gives potential buyers.
Simple tasks like mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, and lining up the edges of your yard can make a big difference.
Pick up trash that’s on the lawn. Blow-off or sweep the debris off the sidewalk or driveway.
If it’s summer time, take some time to plant some flowers.
Clean the House
Finally, please remember to clean the house and dust off your appliances.
Burn a good-smelling candle to trigger your prospective buyer smells senses.
For all you know, the people checking out your house might look at ten-to-twenty other houses that are comparable to yours.
Just making yours smell different than the others may not make them buy your house, but it’ll definitely help it stand out from the others.
What challenges have you came across when it comes to selling your house, either currently, or in the past? Leave a comment!