Follow these simple steps to make your home more appealing to buyers, and find yourself in a better position to close a sale at the price you want.
When it comes to selling your home there are a number of things which you should take into consideration if you want a successful and affordable sale. Increasing the saleability of your home means looking at the condition of your home and the costs involved in selling property, to ensure that you don’t get ripped off and end up paying a fortune in order to make your sale.
Here are a few quick tips to prepare your home for a sale.
First Impressions Count
Make your home as appealing as possible to potential buyers, present it in top shape – all repairs must be completed before any buyer visits your home. Be sure to take care of small things such as squeaky doors, stubborn stains, and missing keys.
Give your property a facelift
You should also carry out any necessary aesthetic work, such as painting and cleaning. This will improve saleability and increase the value of your home. Paint any peeling walls, remove mould spots, treat any insect infestations, fix broken windows/doors/cracked tiles. You won’t get the chance for a second impression without a good first impression.
If time permits, consider carrying out more in-depth improvements which will increase both the value and the saleability of your home, such as replacement windows, a new kitchen or bathroom, and improved heating within the home. Often, taking out a home improvement loan to carry out these works will allow you to recoup costs through the increase in value of the home.
Clean & tidy
Always keep your home clean & tidy. Dirt does not appeal to anyone. Studies have shown that a messy and dirty property will take longer to sell as potential buyers cannot imagine themselves in the home.
Get your agent involved
Once your home is shipshape and ready to go, your estate agent will be in a much better position to help you sell your property. Your agent will meet up with you and take photos in order to bring your property to the market. The agent will advise you on valuation, asking price and how long it may take to sell – issues which are always different in each case. If you have any questions or concerns, do speak to your agent as they will most likely have an answer or be in a position to help you out.
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