12 Sep 2019

Mark Z Home Selling Team

'How to Sell My Michigan House—Fast!' What Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Top Tips to Sell Your Detroit Metro Home, Faster!

When you want to move, selling your Ann Arbor house on time is a top priority. No one wants to have their hopes all set on getting that new house—and all that is involved—only to end up playing the waiting game. What’s even worse is if you’ve already found your new dream home, but your original house hasn’t sold yet. When that happens, you end up paying two mortgages at a time, which no one wants to do. So, what can you do to expedite that home sale?

Besides connecting with the best Detroit real estate agents at MARK Z., here are some helpful tips for moving your house from “For Sale” to “Sold!"

1. Clean the Inside of the House

When people come to look at your home, they are going to get an impression of it within the first several seconds. It doesn’t take people long to determine if they “click” with a house or not. If your home is messy or even cluttered, people may have an adverse reaction to it.

  • Take a few days to declutter your home.
  • Remove any unnecessary items that you don’t want from the house.
  • If you are in the process of packing, make sure you don’t have boxes stacked up everywhere—that will hinder the visual appearance of your home.

2. Set the Stage for a Viewing

Once your house is neat and clean, now it’s time to set the stage for viewings. You can create an attractive atmosphere for people when they step foot inside your home by arranging the interior in a way that appeals to the senses. You can place decorative pieces on the kitchen table, throw rugs down in the living room, and light sweet-smelling candles to create an attractive ambiance for the home. Keep in mind that some viewers might be scent sensitive, so be considerate in how much you use!

3. Boost the Exterior Appeal

Now it’s time to move to the outside of the house and boost curb appeal. Remember that when people pull up to your home, the first thing they see is the exterior. If you have unsightly weeds, overgrown grass, or untrimmed bushes, then they may feel that the place looks run down. Taking care of the landscaping is one part of boosting curb appeal. Another thing you can do is to plant a few bright flowers near the front walkway. Also, make sure the sidewalk leading to the house is without huge cracks or juts that could cause someone to fall.

HomeWithCurbAppeal4. Obtain an Inspection

Although you will be required to get an inspection when you have a buyer, getting one beforehand can help you sell that house faster. When you get an inspection, you’ll get an early heads-up about any potential red flags that exist.

If something is wrong with the house, you can be the first to know, which means you’ll have the chance to correct it. If you don’t want to fix it, you at least can justify your selling price because there won’t be any surprises. Otherwise, a potential buyer may try to negotiate the price down if something shows up on the inspection report.

5. Quick “Fixer-Uppers” to Drive up the Value of Your Home

Once you get your inspection, you can take some time to complete a few of the easy recommendations on the report. Even if your inspection report doesn’t show any major problems, there are a few things you can do to enhance the value of your house. These include the following:

Brighten up Your Kitchen

Even if you don’t replace any significant appliances, you can spruce it up with new cabinet hardware, paint, faucets, and lighting fixtures. These items will add a brand new look to your kitchen.

Upgrade Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are simple to upgrade as well. You don’t need a total overhaul to put a bit of shine and sparkle in the bathroom! A new pedestal sink, new faucets, or even just a new shower stall can give an older bathroom a modern look.

Add Some Storage

People love their storage space! If you have a smaller house or an older one, then you may not have a ton of readily available storage. You can remedy that issue by adding shelving systems to your closets or pantries. Also, you could consider using re-organizing an area that is “wasted space” like the overhang under some staircases. Add a few shelves, and you have a small area where someone can store a few items.

New kitchen cabinets6. Work with MARK Z., the Real Estate Experts!

Following these steps will help you get your home in order, from the inside to the outside. However, the top tip for selling your home quickly is to work with MARK Z.! With our three-step Sell-Smart Program, we help you sell your home without the inconveniences of the traditional home selling process. Get in touch with us today to see how we can put the MARK Z. system to work for you!


Topics: remodeling, Seller Tips, Home Improvement Tips, Realtor Tips