Do you want to sell your Orlando home for top dollar… fast? Why not consult with an Orlando listing specialist? By speaking to a listing specialist in your area you can find out what makes a property sell for the highest amount and what you can do to your home to get it ready for the market. Jut a year ago, homes in Orlando were selling faster than they were being listed. Now, in some cases homeowners are having to go the extra mile and make some improvements before they can get their home sold for top dollar.
No homeowner will want to spend a small fortune in getting their home ready for sale. They can however, do some low cost improvements that can potentially make huge difference in getting top dollar from an interested buyer.
Start with a good cleaning and de-cluttering. By getting rid of bulky furniture and making every surface in your house spotless, you’ll automatically increase your home’s overall appearance. Too much furniture and personal items around the house can make it look small and crowded. Move some furniture into the garage or a storage and clean like you’ve never cleaned before. Don’t be surprised if you change your mind about selling once you’ve cleaned and de-cluttered. Remember, less is more when you want the house to appear larger.
New paint and carpet. Giving your house a fresh coat of paint and replacing that wore out carpeting can give your home that “brand new” feel and smell. Be sure to stay with neutral with the colors, I would recommend white or off white for the paint and a light brown on the carpet. Just because you like lime green walls, it doesn’t mean that everyone else will.
Enhance your curb appeal. Like the old saying goes “You only get one chance to make a first impression”. This is especially true when it comes to Orlando real estate. The outside of your home is the first thing a potential buyer sees when they pull into the driveway. The whole idea here is to make it look good enough for the buyers to want to go inside and keep looking. Make sure your yard is kept trimmed and looking good. Planting some colorful flowers close to the front door will give the front of the house a splash of extra color as well.
I would never suggest doing any major upgrading like building a pool or adding an extra bathroom because there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a return on your investment and chances are that you won’t.
Being close to good schools, shopping and attractions as well as being in a low crime area will all help attract more buyers. Don’t worry if this isn’t the case with your home because these are things you can’t change anyway.