- Pricing your home
right from the beginning is imperative. Price your home
too low and you’ll miss out on money yet price your house too high and
you’ll miss out on offers which in turn will leave your property on the
market. Once your property has been on the market for some time, people
will begin to wonder whether there is something wrong with it.
- It’s important to
enhance your kerb appeal. First impressions
matter and you only get one chance. Remember you’ve got to bring people in
so consider what the outside of your property looks like to people driving
up for the first time. Your property should at least look better than your
neighbour’s. Revamp your front door, add a security light, plant some
flowers and declutter any exterior porches. In addition to this, people
love a healthy lawn!
- Exaggerations will
only disappoint in the future. Take what you
have and describe it to its best ability but don’t lie. If you have a tiny
spare room, don’t describe it as an extra bedroom but instead be honest
and explain that it would be better renovated into a walk in wardrobe or
- Shop around for the
best estate agent. It’s one of the
biggest decisions of your life so make sure you choose the best person to
do it. A lot of estate agency business is done through referral and word
of mouth so ask around to find a recommended choice. Don’t stop until you
find someone who you trust and have faith in.
- Depersonalise and
declutter. Whilst a house should feel homely, you
need to allow the potential buyer to imagine his or her own family in the
property. In addition to this, remove all items that largely relate to
your political and religious beliefs and get rid of any trace of pets. You
may love your cat but some buyers won’t want to see an animal lying all
over the sofa.
- The kitchen and
bathroom always come first. Typically, these
are the rooms that buyers want to see the most so they shouldn’t look as
if they need a huge renovation. If you do decide to update these before
selling then remember that neutral colours always work best and always
renovate up to the worth of your home. There is no point installing a
bathroom for £30,000 if your house is only worth £200,000.
- There isn’t a best time to sell your home. Rumours have it that spring is the best time but houses do sell in winter, autumn and summer too. Only you can decide on when the right time is to sell and no matter what the housing market forecast says, people are always going to want houses.
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Lots of people wrongly assume that selling a house is easy and doesn’t take any preparation – after all that’s what you’re paying the estate agents for, isn’t it? Wrong! The reality is, selling a home can be stressful and inconvenient but if you are thinking of selling up, there are some essential secrets you need to know.
Selling and buying houses is a very personal journey but with a little research and the right agent, hopefully you’ll be on your way to making that property dream, a reality.
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