Property selling often takes place online nowadays. If you want to put out your vacant property for sale, you might want to do it in a way that can attract most people online. People are more likely to check out well-furnished homes rather than empty ones. You can put furniture to stage your vacant home for sale, or you can do virtual staging as well.
Check out these 7 Secrets to Sell your Vacant Home FASTER.
1. The First Look
The buyer needs to fall in love with your property at first sight. Decorating your entrance and maintaining your front yard garden will instantly illuminate the view of your house. Any vacant home for sale can fetch 10-12% more value by beautifying the house’s entrance and landscape.
2. Keep it Clean
It is the most basic and underestimated trick to sell your house faster. Many people don’t want to put extra effort into maintaining their vacated home. Why do you think that the buyer will make the extra effort to visualize how your property will look when it is clean and well-maintained? Hire a pro or DIY, but you must make sure that the vacant property for sale is always clean and free of dust & clutter.
3. Invest in Painting the House
Do I need to tell you that a freshly painted home will give you a heads up in selling your home quickly? It will help if the colors are soothing and pastel. They will appeal to everyone’s eyes and will make the house look spacious. There is a risk in not keeping your vacant home for sale painted or to paint it with intense colors. You don’t want the buyer to calculate the painting’s cost in his head while evaluating your house.Eighty-three percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.~NAR Home Staging Statistics Click To Tweet
4. Declutter the Space
We often dump the things which we don’t need in our old houses. If you want to sell the property, stop using it as a warehouse. Even if you are currently living there, it would be good to make it look spacious. Overflowing trash bins, closets, and storages is not an excellent sight to show the buyers. If there are smelling areas like washrooms or pet homes, take care of them with air fresheners.
5. Upgrade the Kitchen & Bathroom
Nope! We are not asking to remodel your kitchen or renovate your Bathroom. Upgrading the fixtures in these areas will surprisingly enhance the value of your house. People spend a lot of time in these two areas of the house. They want it to be uptight. You can make them modern if they are outdated. You can fix the wear and tear in them to make them look well-maintained.
6. An Empty Home Resembles Nothing!
People don’t have time to visualize their furniture in your empty home. Instead, they will prefer to check out a vacant property for sale which is properly staged. So, they know the final look and feel of the property. This way, they will know what size and type of furniture will suit a particular area or room. Remember that minor flaws in the place look more prominent if the space is empty.
7. Virtual Staging
If all the tips mentioned above look like a task to you, here’s an effortless alternative. Virtual staging is a new-age trend. The complete interior design of the property is done by experts virtually. After that, the pictures are uploaded online. No heavy lifting of furniture and extra expense! It will provide a realistic idea to the buyer how a vacant home for sale will look with furniture. It will give the extra edge to your property with 90% less expense and effort. According to Mortgage reports, home staging or virtual staging can help you sell your property 73% faster.
Written by Guest Author:
Rahul Agrawal is the Co-founder & Chief Business Officer at Styldod, where he has taught a computer to do interior design! Styldod provides the most hassle-free & inexpensive virtual staging solutions for real estate agents so they can sell their listings faster, and for higher prices. Rahul was also a co-founder of Mebelkart (which is acquired by Ask Me). He’s your everyday IIT Kanpur nerd who pushes the boundaries with his innovative entrepreneurial stints and is also a sound startup investor & advisor. Rahul attributes his success as a professional to the discipline he has learned from his district hockey days, being a swimmer and a gym enthusiast.