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There are a few main ways you can add value to your home without spending a lot of money so that when the time comes to sell it, you can do so quickly and for top dollar.
First, start with the outside. This is where buyers’ first impressions start. Make sure the grass is green and freshly cut and all the planter beds are filled with new mulch. Since all the buyers will be walking through your front door, make sure that front door is clean and the handles are working properly.
Second, declutter the inside and clear it of any trash or personal belongings. Also, make sure the interior of your home smells good. The last thing you want is a buyer to get turned off by a random odor.
Third, downscale your interior furniture. You could probably remove 50% of your furniture and personal items and make the house feel much larger. When a buyer walks into your house and sees all of your personal belongings crowding the space, they might assume there’s not enough room to accommodate them. You want to make buyers feel like they’re walking into a model home so they can picture themselves living inside it.
Lastly, market your home aggressively. This is where picking the right agent to work for you is critical. There’s a lot more to the home selling process than just putting your home on the MLS and hoping for the best. You need to market it and prospect it to potential buyers so you can get the most money.