6 Tips to Speed Up the Sale of Your Home

From proper phrasing to curb appeal, each detail you put into your listing impacts how quickly your house will sell. The buyer market is currently transitioning to appeal to the millennial generation, who will be ready to purchase homes in 2018. These tips will provide you with the knowledge you need to sell your home as quickly as possible!

  1. De-clutter and clean your home
    This step will make your home appear larger and more appealing to buyers. A home full of junk indicates to buyers that there will not be enough storage space for their items, so organizing and cleaning up will make a huge difference in perception.
  2. Lighten up your space
    By utilizing an open concept, adding mirrors, extra lighting, and light paint colors you can create the illusion that your home is larger than it is. Using framed art to decorate, rather than canvas, also helps to bounce light throughout your home.
  3. Having a backyard deck
    According to a survey conducted by Trulia, 59% of millennials included a backyard deck as a must-have feature for their dream home. Creating a cozy and cohesive backyard space can fulfill this need, as long as it is visually appealing.
  4. Focus on ROI rooms: Kitchen and bathroom
    If you’re going to remodel any portion of your home before putting it up for sale, focus on updating the kitchen and bathrooms. These two rooms are major selling points for most home buyers and will have the largest return on investment.
  5. Be word conscious in your listing
    According to a study discussed on MSN, these phrases can impact the sale speed of your house:
    -“Beautiful” or “gorgeous”: sold 15% faster
    -“Landscaping”: sold 20% faster
    -“Move-in condition”: sold 12% faster
    -“Motivated” or “must sell”- sold 30% slower
  6. Enhance your curb appeal
    To create a great first impression, start by cleaning up and landscaping the outside of your home! Millennials are interested in being healthy and giving back to the environment, so starting a vegetable garden will attract 40% more home buyers.

Remembering to fine tune the details of your home and to consider the target market will make your home selling more efficient overall!


Maximize Bathroom Storage Space

Not enough storage space in your bathroom? Check out these tips to help increase your storage space, easily and inexpensively!

Install a bigger medicine cabinet:

If you have a medicine cabinet, rip it out and install a larger wall-mounted cabinet. It may stick out into the room a bit, but in turn you will get thousands of cubic inches more of usable storage space.

Think vanity, not pedestal:

While pedestal sinks make your bathroom “feel” bigger and more spacious, it is not the most ideal storage choice. Instead, install a vanity and set your sink into it, or even on top of it. Vessel sinks are a fun way to incorporate the idea of a pedestal sink, yet the utility of a vanity. Try looking for a vanity unit with deep drawers instead of doors. This allows you the ability to actually see what it is you’re rummaging around for.

Hang hooks behind the door:

You can find a number of different racks that are designed to hang behind doors. Some racks install over the door top, while others hang on the hinge pins. It’s important to keep in mind that while hooks are great for robes and clothing, towel bars are best for hanging wet towels. For even more space, use a classic back-of-the-door shoe bag – fill up the compartments with extra soap, shampoo, supplies etc.

Use space over the toilet:

The wall space above the toilet almost always goes underused. Shelves or shallow cabinets are a great way to fill this void in your bathroom. There are hundreds of organizers made especially to go over the toilet! Some mount to the wall, while others are stand-up units with legs that go on either side of the toilet tank. Just make sure to leave enough room between the bottom shelf and the top of the toilet tank for repairs and maintenance.

Store in the shower:

Hang your shower organizer near the back of the shower area. You may have to install a hook into the tile – use a punch to nick the tile, and then bore an anchor hole into it with a bit drill. While you’re at it, add a couple extra hooks for hanging other items in the shower. Hooks in the wall will be able to hold more weight than your typical organizer hanging from the showerhead.