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Selling up? Make sure your home passes the test!
a slow housing market, you have to work even harder to ensure your
property gets sold. With so many properties on the market, buyers can
afford to be choosy. So how do you make sure your home gets the "sold"
sign outside? Here are some handy tips, to make sure your home passes
The price is right: make sure your price is realistic:
simply, if your starting price is too high your property won’t get
viewed and you will need to lower the price to gain more interest. An
attractive price will draw more buyers and offers may even rise.
A tidy home is a happy home:
competitive pricing is the first rule to lure in buyers, the second is
tidiness. It’s crucial to make sure you get rid of any mess before
buyers start to view your home. First impressions are vital, and
bicycles cluttering the hallway, or too many ornaments create a messy
feel. If you declutter by removing smaller items, this will create a
cleaner impression. Clear space and clean rooms are essential; however
don’t depersonalize too much, as not everyone likes the show home feel.
This also applies to your garden. A cut lawn and some nice plants
create the right impression. You don’t need to re-landscape your
garden, just get rid of any footballs or toys and keep it tidy. Make
sure your windows are clean, and when was the last time you cleaned
your front door?
Keep it fresh:
your rooms before a viewing by opening the windows. If your home does
not smell fresh, you will be facing an uphill battle. Generally
speaking pets don’t smell fresh, and we tend to forget that not all
viewers will be animal lovers. Your furry-friends can be a real
turn-off for some buyers, so it’s worth getting someone to take them
off your hands while your home is being viewed. Make sure your carpets
are also clean and surfaces are spotless.
Get the right look:
your home needs a facelift, it does not need to cost a fortune. A fresh
coat of paint can make all the difference and will help to sell your
home faster. Choose fresh neutral colors that will appeal to the masses
and avoid bold designs. Update your bathroom and kitchen with lino
instead of carpet, blinds instead of curtains, and simple/modern tiles.
Avoid oversized furniture, which will make your space appear smaller
and bad mixes of antique and contemporary.
Facelift: freshen up your room with neutral colours
It pays to tell the truth:
you live on a busy main road, or your home needs major building work,
make sure you fully brief the buyer before they come round to view, so
they know what to expect. It will be difficult to hide such things once
the buyer is inside your home, and will avoid wasting your time and
Article courtesy of propertyfinder.com