Most people will need to do some amount of work before selling their home. They could certainly choose not to, but sometimes putting in a little bit of work or money can lead to significant benefits. In some cases, it is best to do it yourself, but there are sometimes when it pays to hire professionals. Keep reading to learn a few of the people we feel might help you get your home ready to sell.
Hire an Interior Decorator or Home Stager
You want your home to be presented in its best possible angle. This does not mean making it as beautiful as possible as it would if you were decorating it to live in. instead, you want your home to look inviting and as though anyone could make it home. A stager or decorator can make simple changes like swapping out furniture and bedding to help your home appeal to a larger audience.
Hire Someone to Clean
Can you clean your own home? Perhaps, but we recommend that you spend a little bit of money on hiring someone to do it for you. This is the best way to assure a dust-free, disinfected, and ready to live in home. As the homeowner, you might be surprised by what dirt and grime you do not notice when you clean. A professional house cleaner can get your home clean from top to bottom.
Hire Someone for Repairs
You might not be interested in making major repairs to your home, but there are a number of relatively minor repairs you can make that will have a big impact. For example, hiring someone to re-caulk your bathtub, patch up holes in the walls, and fix other minor things can have a huge return on investment.
Hire Someone to Appraise Your House
It is true that your real estate professional can help you determine how much to list your home for. However, there are situations in which it makes more sense to hire an appraiser. This is especially true if you have done significant renovations on the home. Even when your sellers agent is able to give you a very specific range in which to list your home for sale, having an official appraisal is a great way to show why your home is worth what you are listing it for.
Hire a Real Estate Professional
There is no question that hiring a real estate professional will, on average, net you much more for your home than if you try to sell it yourself. It is also much less work and a much more peaceful process. To learn what your options are, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for help right away.