Moving home is exciting, but we cannot ignore how stressful the process is. Everyone knows its hard work, which is why it’s made the list of the three most stressful things we do in life alongside babies and marriages! So, with that being said, we are here to help you get through it, we cannot guarantee it’ll be stress-free; however, we will do our best to help you as much as we can.
Here are our tips for selling homes;
- Make an entrance!
As we all know, first impressions matter and when it comes to selling homes, it’s absolutely vital that you get this part right, because if you don’t, you are going to struggle to get buyers through the door. Make your home look beautiful and appealing from the doorstep, tidy gardens, cut the grass, do the weeding, add some plant pots, jet wash paths, and driveways, and make sure that the front door is sparkling clean and that your entrance is inviting.
- De-clutter, pack things away!
Untidy, cluttered homes are off-putting, and it also hides the potential of the space. Make sure that everything is clutter-free, including kitchen worktops, dining tables, bathrooms, and bedrooms, and clean everything making sure that no dust and dirt are visible. A deep clean can make a world of difference and will make a home smell clean and fresh.
- A quick spruce up!
You may need to add a lick of paint to freshen up some walls and skirting boards as it’s the ideal way to brighten a home up, making it appear fresh and new. If it hasn’t been done for a while? Perhaps now’s the time to grab the roller and brushes to spruce things up!
- Tackle those pesky DIY fixes!
Buyers never miss a trick so don’t be fooled into thinking you can get away with little jobs which you may have put off for a while, get the toolbox out and tackle some repairs now before buyers pick you up on it and try to knock value off the price because if it.
- Pets beware!
You may be a dog or cat lover, but it’s important to remember that not all buyers are, so when it comes to selling homes, it’s better to move pets out during visits, or if not move them to a particular room temporarily. Try to remove all traces of pet smells and pet hairs so that it doesn’t put buyers off.
All buyers like mod-cons, especially when it comes to technology, if you have a particular feature, such as good broadband, smart controlled heating, and energy systems, be vocal about it to buyers.
- Estate agents
Choosing good reputable REMAX estate agents can work wonders; they know all of the tricks of the trade and can advise sellers accordingly when it comes to things such as pricing, times scales, competition in the area, who the home would appeal to more (young couples, families, elders, etc.) and they may be able to help with things such as how to dress your home effectively and how to rearrange furniture to show its potential. They will also point out quirky features and selling points (some of which you may have never really noticed) and arrange open house viewings to see your property.