If you have ever moved house you will know that selling your home is not always a quick or easy process. However getting a few things right can help get your home sold quickly and for a good price.
Here are six helpful tips for selling your home:
Nothing says I don’t want to live here than a messy house. Try and declutter the home by removing any excess items and ensure the entire house is well cleaned. It is advisable to sell your house with furniture still in place as this gives the seller an idea of what their furniture will look like, however having extra boxes, ornaments and clutter around can make the rooms look smaller and messy.
The first thing that most buyers will see of your home is the pictures online. It is vital that these are well taken and show the rooms as large as possible. The pictures should show a clean and well-lit home and draw the buyer in to wanting a visit. Poorly taken pictures means you could lose the sale even before the buyer visits your home.
It might seem like an obvious point, but clean your home from top to bottom. Going into a grubby dirty home can be a real put of for a buyer, and it’s often hard to look past the dirt and see the houses’ potential. The rooms to pay extra attention to are the kitchen and bathroom.
First impressions matter
The entrance to your property should be well kept. Where will the buyer park, what is leading up to the front door, what is the first thing they see when entering the home? It may be worthwhile to cut down trees, trim lawns or move away bins near your property that do not need to be there. Also bare the mind the house exterior. Are there cracks, does the render need a lick of paint, what state are the window frames in? This is about making the buyer feel like they are arriving at their own new home.
Much research has been done on the association of smells with home and relaxation. Many estate agents will recommend you put on a pot of coffee or bake some bread or cookies to give the house a smell of being a home. If you cannot find the time or are simply not that talented in the kitchen then some automated air-fresheners or candles should do the trick. Once you have the visual and smell senses taken care of a property becomes much easier to sell.
The garden is as important as the house
So you have ticked all the boxes inside, the house is looking clean, smells great, is clutter free and you have even completed some minor repairs. The last thing you want is for the buyer to walk out into a garden that has not been tended to. A quick cut of the lawn, water of flowers and trimming of bushes can do wonders for the aesthetics of a garden and seal the deal.
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