Are you considering moving in the near future? Now is the optimum time to put your own house on the market whilst there is a lot of activity in the housing market. The number of homebuyers looking right now is at a record high, so make sure you’re doing everything in your power to attract them – and get the best price.
Listed below are our top tips for making your sale successful, quick, and hassle-free.
Choose the right Estate Agent
What level of experience do they have in your area?
Have they recently sold properties similar to yours? Find out how long it took them, what prices were achieved, and what the difference was between their original asking price and the sold price, if any.
An estate agent who offers great service, is responsive, proactive, and an expert in your area can make a huge difference to the whole experience and most likely get your house sold faster.
Set the Right Price for Your Property
Don’t be swayed by the agent who promises the highest price for your home. Although it’s tempting, if you overprice the property, it will only prolong the process, and you’ll have to reduce the price further down the line.
Ask the agent to provide evidence to support their recommendation. Examine their recent history in the area as well.
Prepare All Your Documents
During the selling process, your estate agent and solicitor will ask for various documents, so if you gather all the relevant documents ahead of time, you should avoid delays later on.
Declutter Your Space
Have you ever noticed how all the best looking home photoshoots have very little in them? This minimalistic approach has a purpose: it minimizes distractions.
When rooms are clutter-free, viewers will be able to focus on the space rather than its contents. The most important items to remove are the everyday items such as the ever-growing pile of letters on the sideboard and excess toiletries from the bathroom.
Hallways are also vitally important, since they are the entryway to your home. When you’re expecting viewers, keep them free of shoes and coats. Go as minimal as you can.
Depersonalise Your Property
As with decluttering your property, depersonalising your property will enable your viewers to envision themselves living in the home instead of being forced to think that it’s yours. This will allow them to imagine themselves living in the home. Some of you may find this one difficult, but just remember why you’re doing it.
Lighting Should be Improved
If you ask any photographer for their best tip, they’ll always say this: lighting. Don’t ignore the importance of light.
Fortunately, significant improvements can be made with very little effort. Just open up the blinds and curtains and let in the natural light. If you sell during the winter or have evening viewers, add plenty of floor and table lamps to a room that could use a little light.
A bright room looks larger than a dim or dark one, so make sure there is enough light throughout the house before putting it on display.
Create Points of focus
You don’t have to keep things straight-laced just because you’ve toned things down with neutral paintwork. Adding focal points to your home can really make it pop, and you don’t need an interior designer to do it.
Are there any windows in your home that stand out? You should highlight and display them accordingly. Do you have an interesting original fireplace? Place a colourful piece of artwork on the mantle to attract the viewer’s attention. Plants are also a good option.
Small changes in appearance can make as much of an impact as the work listed above. Concentrating on small details can have a big impact.
Most of us, however, don’t know what those details are! Overdoing it is the last thing you want to do.
The solution lies in taking inspiration from other sources. For instance, browse through your favourite magazine or visit fashion showrooms. You will see their methods of highlighting their properties. You can also check out Pinterest.
Finally, try to have fun with the experience, use your creativity and embrace the process. If done correctly it’ll be you who greatly benefits.
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