Just the thought of getting your property ready to sell may seem overwhelming, but home sales in today’s market are very competitive here is Texas. If you’re serious about selling, be aware that buyers can be selective and they’re looking for the best deal they can find.
With that said, here are some helpful tips to ready your rental property ready your rental property so that is ‘wows’ potential buyers and simplifies the whole sales process.
Curb appeal. The first impression your potential buyer will get is the landscaping, so make it eye-popping! Mow, edge, weed, prune and plant! Color and greenery are captivators. You don’t need to spend a lot – potted plants work great!
Clean and neat. If the outside of your property is in disarray, it’s likely the inside may be, too. Pressure wash anything that needs a good scrub and by all means – clean those gutters.
A welcoming front door. A beautiful, inviting front door works wonders and if your house numbers are faded or worn, replace them so they are easily visible.
Make it easy to envision. Buyers can more easily imagine what their stuff will look like in your house, so remove as many personal items and extra furniture as possible. Keep it generic.
Closets with class. Organize the closets so buyers can see ample storage space.
Sparkling clean. A truly, comprehensive cleaning from ceiling to floor makes a world of difference, and it smells good, too.
Color it sellable. Perhaps your favorite color is pink, but your buyer may not agree, so keep the walls and ceilings as neutral as possible, with attractive (but subtle) contrasting colors.
Neutralize odors. Your new buyers don’t want to smell the litter box when they walk in, so make a point to neutralize smells. Fresh baked cookies, bread or a candle will add a touch of sheer delight.
If you truly want to sell, making the effort is well worth it in the long run.