Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tips For Getting Your House Ready To Sell


A lot of Philippine property owners come to a point when they want to sell their properties for one reason or another. Some of the possible reasons for reselling properties are relocation, profit, or a desire to buy another property. If you are one of those who are planning to sell their house, you will have to prepare your property to make it easy to sell. With the number of Philippine homes that are for sale in the market, your property might be facing some tough competition.
Below are some tips to help you give your house the edge that will make it easy to sell.
  • De-clutter. The first thing you will have to do is to de-clutter your house. A clutter-free but average-looking house will have better chances of being sold than a clutter-full but well-designed house. No matter how well-built, well-designed, and beautiful your house is, it will be difficult to see and notice if a lot of clutter is in the way. Put all the stuff that you are not using in storage containers and put them away in a storage room. Make sure that only the important stuff that you always use are the ones that are not in storage.
  • Retouch. Check everything in your house and list down minor retouches that you can make such as repaints, repairs, and replacements. Check the roof for any damage and leaks and make repairs as needed. You may want to apply a fresh coat of paint to the walls to make it look brighter and cleaner. Repair or retouch any cracks, holes, and leaks. Make sure that most of the pipes and electric lines are in excellent condition.
  • Clean. Give your house a good thorough cleaning and you will appreciate how it will look whether you are selling it or not. You can choose to do it yourself or you may want to hire professional cleaners to do the regular cleaning until you found someone who will buy your house. Do not just limit the cleaning to the structure of the house itself. Include all your big appliances as well as furniture. This will help make your whole house look shiny and new.
  • Deodorize. Although the visual appeal of a house is one of the main considerations for many buyers, the smell can greatly affect how a potential buyer can feel about your house. Hence, make sure that your whole house smells good at all times.