Today’s real estate market can make it difficult for homeowners right here in the South Coast to sell their homes and get a fair price that is high enough to get a return on their initial investment in the property. While the majority of homeowners are no longer upside down on their mortgages, the housing market is still extremely competitive. However, there are things that you can do to make your home more appealing to potential buyers that will help it to sell better and fetch the best price possible.
This article will focus on some of the things that homeowners in the Fall River, MA and surrounding area can do to make little improvements that will help their homes to sell faster and attract better offers. From using mobile storage containers to improving curb appeal, there are lots of things you can do to increase interest in the sale of your home.
Tip #1 – Stand Out from the Crowd
It can be even more challenging to sell your home in an area where there are a lot of houses for sale in the same neighborhood. A lot of times one house can start to look like another and it can be difficult to get prospective buyers to be more interested in your home than the one down the street. Find unique ways to stand out from the crowd – but always in a good way. One method that is often used is to upgrade your landscaping, add some flowers, paint your front door or add a unique feature that will stand out among all the area listings. Don’t go too crazy or invest too much money. If you aren’t sure if your idea is a good one or not, speak with your real estate agent or consider hiring a professional home decorator, designer or landscaper to give you some ideas.
Tip #2 – Always Be Prepared
When your house is on the market you cannot afford to have a messy day. Make sure that your home is always prepared and ready to be shown, whether your kids decide to finger paint the kitchen table and refrigerator while you are doing laundry or if family members unexpectedly show up to stay for the weekend, stay on top of the clutter and the mess and your home will show better. You also need to be prepared to move out as soon as the buyer is ready to move into your home. Moving some of your things into storage containers for rent and storing them off-site at the new location or at another property, can help you get a head start on your move and keep your home neat and clean while you are showing it.
Tip #3 – Remove Yourself
This may sound like a weird idea to most people, but removing yourself from your home is a great way to make it more appealing. Take down family photos, knick-knacks that your kids made in kindergarten, notes on the fridge and any other type of “clutter” that is personal. Try to make your home as generic as you can. Take a tour of a model home or model apartment showroom. You will see that the bare bones items are displayed – furniture, fake plants, bowls of fake fruit, lamps, bedding, minimal artwork that is appealing to a large majority of people and the basic appliances. This is how your home should be. Prospective buyers want to be able to envision their knick-knacks on the built-in shelves and not your huge collection of dusty books and odds-n-ends. You can use residential construction storage rentals or contact your local Fall River job site storage rental for container storage options that can help you pack up some of your personal items before you put your home on the market.
Tip #4 – Hire a Pro
While it may seem like a lot of money to hire a professional cleaner to get your house into shape, this investment will seem small when you are able to quickly sell your home and get a great price for it in the process! Hiring a professional cleaning company to come in and make everything sparkle after you have removed all of your personal items and excess furniture to put in mobile storage containers is a very smart move. Sometimes our homes get dirty in ways that we don’t realize or they retain a smell from perfumes, pets, kids or cooking that we might not even notice. Professional cleaners can come in, scrub it all down, remove those lingering smells and even make recommendations to keep it looking and smelling fresh. If you have a busy work and home life, consider keeping the cleaners on for once-a-week touch-ups while your home is on the market to keep it neat and tidy. Purchase plug-in air fresheners or put sachets under that fake, plastic fruit in the bowl to make a good first impression.
Tip #5 – Get Noticed
It is important to make sure that you get your home noticed in the local real estate listings, local newspapers, online – anywhere that you think you might be able to reach prospective buyers. Regardless of if you hire an agent or decide to sell the house yourself, you need to make sure that everything is being done to get the word out that your house is on the market. Tell friends, tell family members – email them a copy of your online listing so they can share it with people that they know. Take lots of pictures and consider making a video for a guided tour. If you aren’t confident in your skills in this area, consider hiring a pro or speak with your agent about getting a quality photo shoot and video done.
Where to Get a Fall River Job Site Storage Rental
When it comes time to sell your home or make a move, whether you are staying local or moving to another state, mobile storage containers can help. Using storage containers for rent makes it easy to remove the clutter and excess furniture from your home to make rooms appear bigger and allow prospective buyers to imagine their things in your house. Residential construction storage can also be used if you are doing remodeling, replacing carpet, painting the interior or your home or upgrading your kitchen.
To find out more about using mobile storage containers or to learn how to get a Fall River job site storage rental delivered to your home, contact Valtran. Our team of customer service agents can help you figure out what size of mobile storage containers you need and will schedule your delivery and set up according to your schedule. We provide deliver services to customers throughout the New England region, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey and New York.