New to the property market?
Selling your property isn’t always the easiest thing to do, particularly if you are new to selling property and not quite sure how best to approach it. However, the great thing about selling a property is that it is a learning curve and with a little help you can soon find your way.
Always pick the right estate agent
One of the best places to start when it comes to selling a property is with your estate agent. They are the professional that is going to help you to not only sell your property but for the right price too, and you should take the time to find one that you not only feel knows what they are doing, but that you also feel comfortable in trusting to sell your home.
Treat your home like a showhome
In order to sell, your home needs to appeal to the people viewing it. This means that you are going to need to take a “showhome” approach to it, particularly if you want to make sure that the sale process goes as smoothly as possible. Think about things that are going to increase the appeal that your property has. Look at the kerb appeal (which means the outside of the property and the garden) as well as taking the time to declutter and spruce up the interior of the property too. You would be surprised by just how much a spruce can do.
But keep it neutral
If you do decide that you need to make an effort redecorating your home, then one thing to keep in mind is that it should be as neutral as possible. You may not like the idea of cream, beige or biscuit coloured walls, however, the person who is looking at your property may, not only this, but having these neutral shades is going to allow them to picture what they would like to do with the “blank canvas” which will really help when it comes to making a sale.
Try not to be in during viewings
This one can be hard to do, particularly if a viewing is at a time when you would normally be home, however, it can be worthwhile trying. You are going to want to make sure that anyone coming to look at your property feels as comfortable as possible when they are looking around, and being there is one way to make them feel a little uncomfortable, and even like they need to rush things. If possible, arrange to be out when viewings are happening, as this will really help the viewer to visualize themselves in the property (a huge plus point when it comes to making a sale).
As you can see, there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure that your home has the very best chance of selling. What you do will really depend on your budget and timescale, however, the more that you can do, then the greater chance you have of not only selling the property, but getting the right price for it too.Back to articles