Selling your Baton Rouge Louisiana home is never a simple process. But it can be especially difficult if you have to sell your Baton Rouge house fast. In this article, we will take a look at a few house selling tips in Baton Rouge that will allow you to get a fast sale.
Tip #1: Increase The Odds
No offense, but that lazy boy you have sat in to watch every Saints game the last ten years with cracked leather is not going to help you sell your house. What you will want to do, is put that in a a storage unit (or get a new one for your new house), and “stage” your home with modern, clean, furniture. This will make your house more attractive to potential buyers.
Once you have the interior squared away and looking clean and appealing, you should look outside to get a great first impression. Consider the “curb appeal” of your home by putting yourself in the shoes of your prospective buyers. Besides the obvious of having your lawn mowed and flower beds weeded, think of what low cost things you can do that will make a good impression.
If you are like me and have a crazy schedule, or just don’t like cleaning (also like me), you can spend a little bit of money to support the local economy and have a local Baton Rouge cleaning service do it for you! If you are still living in the home while you wait for it to sell, you will want to keep rooms off limits so they stay clean. Some people even eat out until it is sold to avoid making the kitchen dirty. However, if your house is taking a while to sell, this may be expensive!
If you don’t have time to do home staging yourself, there are plenty of local home staging companies out there… just head to Google and type “Baton Rouge home staging companies”.
Tip #2: Upgrade
Ready for more house selling tips? Obviously, if you are going to be moving out of your home you don’t want to invest a lot of money in major improvements, such as a kitchen or bathroom remodel. But there are some more affordable upgrades you can make that will increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to buyers.
What upgrades are these? Well there is nothing that will work for every house, but one example is upgrading your appliances if they are old, especially the washer and dryer. They make the house look updated, even if you haven’t done a major remodel. That will probably increase your resale value, letting you recover what you spent on it anyway!
It’s not always possible to make the repairs and upgrades that are needed, however. If the work is more expensive than you can afford, feel free to call us at (225) 288-7209 to get a fast-fair offer on your house, as-is.
Here at BuyhousesBR we buy local Baton Rouge houses and houses all around Louisiana in any condition. So give us a try! Call us today and we’ll make you a fast-fair cash offer and we’ll do all of the work!
Tip #3: Don’t Distract
When potential buyers look at your home, they want to see it as their new place, not your existing one. How do you get them to see it this way?
While you love that family portrait in the living room, potential buyers will not. You want to remove everything that personalizes your home, family pictures, personalized art, and any clutter. I recommend renting a storage unit and moving all of that stuff (plus the lazyboy from earlier) into it until you have a new house to move into.
The more open space you can create, the bigger your rooms will look.
For local storage units just head to Google and search for “Baton Rouge self storage units” and you’ll find a whole bunch of them!
House Selling Tips in Baton Rouge: Conclusion
If you want to avoid having to do any of that and just want a quick and effective sale so you can walk away… we can help.
Check out our BuyhousesBR local home buying program.
Just reach out to us or fill out the form on this website so we can quickly look at your situation and make you a fast-fair cash offer on your Louisiana house.
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