If one is decided on the idea of selling, house marketability plans need to be drawn up. In simple terms, one has to make the property appealing to potential buyers as no one wants to buy a place which resembles their current abode. Putting down a hefty investment needs to impart a feeling of reaping additional benefits such as a new start or a worthy investment for rental income. If one wants to instill a new lease of life to their home, some major sprucing up is called for.
Homes tend to carry emotional attachments. That is why some have names to reflect their surroundings or combine number with street address for famous formal residences. Whether it is Little Oak Place, Hill House or Eagles Nest, the house becomes part of the family and vice versa. If one wishes to sell the place, it is advisable to sever emotional ties as strangers traipsing and commenting on how the house smells with its wall colors and creaking floorboards may invoke negative feelings.
Although one is tempted to create a warm atmosphere as a strategy for selling, house buyers may find difficulty in relating to the new surroundings as family photos and memorabilia distract in their over-presence. It is best to set them aside or even pack them up to initiate better housekeeping as well as the selling process. Favorite and valuable items are best to be kept secured to avoid accidental breakage as well as potential buyers with a tendency for kleptomania.
Although the family has become accustomed to housing smells and stains, it is timely to do away with them as they may pull down the asking price. Put a sparkle by applying some elbow grease. The extra work certainly pays off if one is able to close the deal at a price higher than expected. One may even be tempted to reconsider and stay on as the house looks too good to let go.