How to Make Your Home Right for the Market
Congratulations – you’re selling your home, but have you thought about how you’re going to sell it? The best advice is listed below; taking these actions in your home will help you to find a buyer more quickly and to increase the market value of your property. Read on for more info.
Clean your home
It might sound obvious but cleaning your home is the first thing you should do before putting it on the market. Even if your home is an excellent purchase in terms of its infrastructure and location, dirt and grime in the home can put off buyers very quickly, so get scrubbing.
Remember that people have different standards for cleanliness in homes, and try to put yourself in the buyer’s position. Consider how you would feel walking into the home and then what different buyers might think. Small efforts can make a big difference to the home’s saleability.
De-clutter your home
If you’re living in the property at the time of selling it, you probably have clutter here and there; everyone does. Clutter could be junk mail on the worktop, old magazines, and papers on the coffee table, or a pile of boxes that are waiting to go to the recycling center. Time to de-clutter.
Entering a property that has a lot of clutter is off-putting to potential buyers. Once again, the home might be the perfect property for a buyer, but some people can’t see past the untidiness, and it’s the thing that sticks in their minds when the viewing is over, so make a good impression.
Remove any personal items
When someone is viewing a property, they want to think of it as their new home, not someone else’s old home. That’s why it’s always a good idea to remove any personal items and make the interior decor of your home as plain and neutral as possible to encourage a new perspective.
If you want to sell your home quickly and get the price you want for it, the small things count. When you de-personalize your property, you encourage buyers to see it on their terms; it also makes selling the dream easier since they can imagine themselves living there.
Fix maintenance items
If you’ve been living in a property for a while, you probably know about all the little things that need fixing. This might be pipes, drains, door frames, or lights. Of course, it can be tempting to sell the property without a word, but that isn’t always the best course of action.
Sure, when you sell the property on it becomes someone else’s issue, but it’s a lost opportunity. Not only does fixing maintenance issues add another selling point to your property, but it can also affect its valuation in both directions, depending on what issues need attention.
Open blinds and curtains
Most people respond to light and airy interiors, which isn’t always the case in a home that’s been lived in recently, or one set in a colder location. So although it might not be practical for your home to have open curtains and blinds all the time, it’s sensible when it’s on the market.
To make your home airier and light, open the curtains and draw the blinds in all the rooms. This frames the property as somewhere prosperous, somewhere that is looked after and cared for, somewhere that you would want to live in. It also allows buyers to see the views from the home.
If you want to get the best price for your property, then consider some home improvements. Home improvements might seem like a big investment at first, but remember, they can help you sell your property, and the renovation cost can be added to the asking price.
If you decide to go down this road, one of the best investments is a new kitchen. With a new kitchen installed in the home, you can expect it to sell fast and for a premium. Another excellent idea is to furnish the exterior of the property with Timber cladding for a modern aesthetic.
Post nice pictures online
Finally, appeal to your buyers before they even reach the property by posting exciting pictures online. These pictures should be taken from the perfect angles and include much of the advice offered in the article, especially the cleanliness, the de-cluttering, and the de-personalization.
Nowadays, most new buyers see the property online or in an estate agent’s office for the first time. So if you can convince them of the property in the photographs, half the work is already completed; all you have to do then is match their expectations when they come to visit.