Buying or selling a house has its hassles. On one side, the buyer is trying every viable way to get financing while on the other side the seller is jumping through hoops to get the house to sell at the highest price. More often than not, most sellers hire expensive real estate brokers to help them sell their property. The people that buy houses in St. Louis need to explore a number of options.
They may have enough reasons for going that way. Some may lack time due to career and other commitments while others lack the required experience. However, most of them don’t know that it can be easier to sell their houses themselves. I buy houses in St. Louis. Below are things I would advise you to do to increase the chances of selling your house faster:
1. Give it a fresh smell and look
Painting makes the house appealing to the buyer. Even if your palette is not very old, any scuffs and weak marks may welcome a notion of an unkempt house. When choosing the color of paint, limit your love for fashion and break out the roller and slap on a neutral warm white or sand paint.
2. Make your space look bigger
Today’s home buyers are very concerned about space. One obvious way to ensure there is space in your house is to de-clutter it. Remove all your personal items and take unnecessary items to the store, if not to charity. Also, take down small unnecessary walls that may eat the highly sought-after space. Hang floor-length curtains above the windows to make the ceiling look higher and use clear shower curtains to open up small bathrooms.
3. Improve lighting and power outlets
Replace outdated and faulty light fixtures. Make sure all sockets are working properly. Add power outlets with USB ports where they are most needed such as in the kitchen and bathrooms. You can also use lighting to set the mood. Bright white light bulbs can be swapped with soft and flattering wattage to invoke a cozy but welcoming feel. Go for bulbs that emit red-toned or yellow-toned hues.
4. Give dated kitchen and bathrooms a facelift
Nice kitchens and bathrooms help to sell the property. Total renovation may not be necessarily mandatory, but important aspects such as stainless walls and well-scrubbed countertops have a lot of influence on my decision when I buy houses in St. Louis. Bring your bathrooms and kitchen up to speed with white walls via ceramic tile or a fresh coat of white paint. Also, buy new neutral shower curtains and simple bath mats.
Remember: Dollar for a dollar! The more you spend on the vital aspects of your house, the easier and faster it will sell at a good price. It is also good to let a trusted friend come after you are through with the improvements to point out the areas you might have missed out.