The first and most important point about home selling on a small budget is you have so many possibilities waiting for you. What you must do is start getting organized right away and waste no time. The main reason is that it will take you longer to do the work since you will be doing it without outside help.
If money is really short, you may have to do these projects one at a time as your income arrives. The jobs you can do yourself, instead of hiring them out, will take more time; however, everything you do will make a big difference in the curb appeal of your home. Your first priority is to decide what needs to be done to prepare you house for buyers to view. Your Real Estate agent will most likely have a checklist for you to follow, as well as specific suggestions. You can also search for ideas on the internet.
Home selling on a budget often means getting creative and focusing more on the smaller details. So think smaller and replacing with new items. The porch area for the front door is an area where it’s essential to make a good impression. If the door looks good and does not need to be replaced, then that is great. Painting a door makes a big difference, and so do enhancements like a new knocker or numbers for the address. Make sure your porch is well lit at night, and replace any bulbs or fixtures that are dim, old or worn. The new look of everything will be noticed and it makes people feel the house is newer. None of your walls can have imperfections – for example, no wide open holes, caused by nails and other fasteners. With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to spruce up the walls that need a new coating of paint. Nevertheless, another little emotional ploy is to put away any personal photos. The rationale for this move is that it removes your family from the house and allows them to see themselves living in the home. So, all personal photos of you and your family have to be stowed, not visible. In reality, the most excellent thing to do is take down any posters or artwork that other people might deem uncommon. This is all about allowing the buyer to imagine what the inside of the home would look like with their belongings.
Another area that can be a deciding factor as to whether someone is interested in buying your home – or not – is the impression they get when they look at your bathrooms. Glass shower doors can be a problem. Over time, they get an unsightly lime build up that isn’t pleasant. Go to your home improvement center and buy a lime remover. After using it, your shower doors will sparkle like new. Removing stains from bathtubs is another challenge. There are stains that are stubborn and cannot be removed. You don’t want to buy a new tub, but you can have the tub refinished for much less. It may not have occurred to you that this is possible, but you can ask at your home improvement center for the name of a company that does this. As a rule, viewers don’t do much more than take a quick look at your bathrooms. If they appear clean, and there are no obvious problems, they will just move on to the next room. Showing your home is where the whole selling process starts and making a large impact is paramount. There are many different ways to put a positive effect on your home however it all begins as soon as the buyer shows up to the outside of the home. This part is pretty easy for most sellers, so be sure that you put aside some time to work on your front yard and exterior.