If you would like to sell your house or simply rent it out there are some basic things you should keep in mind that will help make your home more attractive to potential buyers or renters. It can be frustrating to have your home sit on the market for an extended period of time so if you use these tips you should be able to sell or rent it out much more quickly.
One of the most important things is to keep the property in good order. Potential buyers will be looking for evidence that the home was cared for and if the lawn is not well taken care of or siding is coming off of the home it will be an immediate turn off or the buyer will value the house less than otherwise.
If you are not the handyman type of person it could be worthwhile to hire someone to fix up the property if there are several different problems. If everything is squared away you should be able to find a buyer more quickly and get one that values the property at a higher level than they would if there were work that needed to be done to the house or outbuildings.
If you plan to rent your home out and are going to advertise the fact there are a couple pointsers about creating a rental listing that can help you. Many people advertise on sites like Craigslist and the results are mixed. The great thing about Craigslist is that it is a free forum but the quality of postings is quite low. This can actually be a good thing for you if you are willing to put in a little more work than most people since you can create a listing that will stand out from all the others and attract more prospective bids. There is also a good chance that a quality listing will attract better competitors.
To make your rental or sale advertisement better than the rest first follow the tips above about doing property cleanup and repairs. Then you can move on to taking some quality photographs of the property. Many people make the mistake of taking photos at a time of day when the light is not favorable and the results make it hard for potential renters to determine the type of house as well as the layout and location.
When you take your pictures for the listing you may want to think like a prospective tenant will think. Remember that they will be viewing the ad online and will not know all about the area like you will. Try to give them a good sense of the interior and exterior layout of the home as well as what the surroundings are like.
Beside pictures a good description is also important. Again, if you think about the questions a tenant is likely to ask you can respond to most of the potential inquiries right in the ad and avoid time consuming back and forth emails or phone calls regarding basic information about the property.
Hopefully these tips will be helpful in your efforts to rent or sell your home. Remember to create an impressive listing and you should get excellent results!