It’s no secret that selling your home can be a roller coaster ride. Most vendors experience highs and lows, and for some, it can take a long time to find the right buyer. If you’re selling your home, it’s a great idea to maximise your chances of a quick sale before you put your house on the market. Here are some tips and tricks that may come in handy to make your home more saleable.
Clutter is a major turn-off for buyers and it can make even the brightest, most spacious rooms look small and cramped. Before you start taking photographs for brochures and listings and inviting estate agents to take a look around, declutter. Use storage to tidy away items you want to keep and sell, donate or throw away possessions you no longer want or need. Removing clutter will make your home seem larger and lighter and it will also make living spaces more inviting and attractive.
Revamping the kitchen and bathroom
The kitchen and bathroom are priorities for most buyers. If you plan to sell, it often pays to revamp these rooms to make your home more appealing. You don’t have to embark upon a full-scale renovation or spend a fortune. Even simple changes like painting the walls, replacing damaged floors or units and adding accessories can make a difference. If you want to add value, and you’re thinking about taking on a more substantial project, make use of innovations like a 3D bathroom planner and software that enables you to see what your rooms could look like. You can also get inspiration from social media, places you’ve visited and kitchen and bathroom showrooms.
Enhancing curb appeal
Many of us will go to a house viewing or scroll through an online listing and we’ll make our minds up before we’ve even stepped through the front door or reached the photos of the inside of the house. Curb appeal matters to the majority of buyers. To make your home stand out for the right reasons, tidy up your front garden and driveway, add plants and flowers, clean the windows, freshen up external paintwork and consider replacing or repainting the front door if it’s looking tired. Remove bins from the front of the house and add details, such as door furniture or a name or number plaque.
Many people like to buy homes that offer a blank canvas. Painting walls and decorating with neutral colours can help to create the illusion of more space and encourage buyers to want to put their own stamp on the house. If you have bold wallpaper in the living room, or your kitchen is currently bright yellow or lime green, it’s beneficial to think about painting before you add images to online listings.
Every seller dreams of a quick, seamless, stress-free sale. Sadly, it’s not always easy to find a buyer and navigate the process of accepting offers, going through surveys and checks and exchanging contracts. Take these tips and tricks on board to enhance your home’s saleability and encourage people to organise viewings and take a look around.