How to Sell Your Home in 2022Posted Thursday, January 20, 2022
So, you finally decided to list your house for sale this year. Maybe you are ready to downsize or leave the city now that you can work remotely, or perhaps you would like to move someplace warmer. Whatever the reason, a lot goes into selling a house for the best price. Here are our top home selling tips to get your house sold in 2022.
Time it Right
The homebuying season usually begins in late spring. But in 2022, economists predict a rush to buy homes by late January, with buyers hurrying to snap up record-low mortgage rates before they arise.
So, if you would like to list your house for sale in 2022, you will want to get your home ready now. Most people buying a house are looking for move-in-ready homes, so they do not have to worry about any home renovations while there are shortages in materials and workers.
Get a Home Inspection
You may be thinking, wait, shouldn't that be the buyer's responsibility? Yes, before buying a house, homebuyers will have their home inspector look through your house. But, it's a good idea to hire a home inspector yourself to allow you to fix issues that need repairing before heading into negotiations with potential buyers.
Knowing the condition of your property can help you during negotiations. Buyers often use their home inspection to get you to drop your list price before buying a house. But, if you have already made home repairs, it is less likely this will impact your negotiations.
Make Small Home Upgrades
Besides making the repairs your home inspector recommends, this is also a good time for minor upgrades to increase the value of your home. Know what buyers want today
With so many people working remotely, home offices are becoming more and more popular. If your house does not have one, you can easily stage a small bedroom (or space under a stairway) with plants, books, and a computer desk. Since more people have started baking and cooking as a hobby, quick upgrades like new kitchen appliances and quartz countertops can make your home more desirable to buyers. Upgrade your outdoor space
To boost curb appeal, you may not need to paint the exterior of your home. Simply adding new bark and colorful flowers can do wonders for your yard. Neatly trimmed hedges and a freshly mowed lawn can also make your home look more attractive. Too busy to do these things yourself? Hiring a landscaper may be worthwhile in the end.
Let there be light
A poorly lit home does not make a good first impression. Darkness can make a home feel uninviting, cramped, and unclean - even when it is not. Fortunately, there are simple ways to brighten up your home:
· Replace light bulbs
· Add more lighting - recessed lighting is popular
· Paint ceilings white
· Choose brighter, more neutral colors for walls
· Hang more mirrors
Declutter Your Home
Besides making the repairs your home inspector recommends, this is also a good time for minor upgrades to increase the value of your home.
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