Townhouses are a popular and economical choice for most aspiring homeowners. But the fact that they are easy to sell doesn’t mean that they don’t require some degree of repair, especially if you are looking to sell the townhouse quickly. Usually, the small details will matter in trying to sell a townhouse, so be sure not to leave anything out. Here are some items to cross off your maintenance checklist:
- Make sure all fixtures are new, or at least appear to be. Prospective buyers who look at townhouses do so because they want to stretch their budget as far as possible. They are more likely to make a purchase if the house looks updated, down to small details like sockets and cabinet knobs.
- Apply a fresh coat of paint. A newly-painted home signals to a buyer that the house is ready to be moved into. It is also one of the first things that stand out to a buyer. As for the color, go for simple, neutral color schemes with appeal to most people. You can also check magazines for more ideas.
- Do some landscaping. A nice garden or even just a few nice plants are a great way to welcome guests.
- Make sure your flooring is at its best condition. For those with hardwood floors, apply floor wax to make them shine. If you have a carpet on the floor, make sure it is clean and has no frayed edges.
- Grab your broom and clean up. When showing a home to a buyer, you want to make sure they see the house at its best, and having clothes and garbage strewn across the floor is not that. If you have an attic, how is the time to use it to store all your knick-knacks which your buyers don’t want or need to see.
As you can see, it can be done. Using short term business loans to fund townhouse purchases is possible, but you need to be careful not to fall into debt.