7 tips to sell your home quickly
Selling a home is regarded by many as being one of the most stressful processes a person can go through, but being best prepared can substantially reduce the stress and help you to sell your home even quicker.
Increase your property's kerb appeal
The outside of your property is the first chance to wow potential buyers. Little things can make a huge difference to the kerb appeal of your house, so make sure you cut the grass, sweep all of the paths, move your bins out of view and clean up anything unsightly.
For a touch of colour, think about adding inexpensive hanging baskets and planting some bedding flowers. It is also a good idea to freshen up any tired or outdated exterior fixtures such as fences or garden furniture and make sure that any external windows and doors are in good condition.
Repair and clean
Many buyers want to move into a house without having to make a lot of changes, so making minor repairs is an important factor. When staging your home for viewings it is imperative that the property is clean and tidy. You don't want it to be a show home and look unlived in, but a good clean will make the house more presentable.
Watch out for the smells
Bad smells are known to be one of the biggest turn offs for prospective buyers, so making sure that your drains and sinks are clean, your food bin is disinfected and that your house is aired out can make a big difference.
If potential buyers cannot envisage themselves living in a property, it is harder for them to make a decision. People often find this difficult when looking around houses and one of the major reasons for this is clutter. Open spaces and neutral colours often make small rooms feel bigger and make it easier for buyers to imagine their belongings in the space.
A fresh lick of paint
Many home buyers are looking for a blank canvas and they are much more likely to be interested by neutral colours than bold ones. Neutral colours will also help to make your home seem lighter and bigger and allow viewers to easily envisage how they could adapt the room to their needs.
Spend money to make money – updating and conversions
This tip may seem a bit counter intuitive, but spending a little bit of money before selling your home can pay off. Simple updates such as changing the bathroom tiles or adding new cabinet doors in the kitchen can make a big a difference to the saleability and value of a property. If you have enough spare cash, why not adapt a loft space into an extra room or build a conservatory for some extra space?
Find the right estate agent
Finding the right estate agent is key to selling your house quickly and for the right price. Finding an estate agent that knows the local area, trends and provide a good service is imperative for a quick sale.
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