When you’re selling your home, you’ll want to get it off your hands as quickly as possible, while making the most amount of money.
One of the best things you can do to help you achieve both is to create a home that looks ‘move in ready.’ Buyers will pay more, and be more likely to put in an offer for a home that looks in good cosmetic condition and doesn’t show signs of any potentially expensive unfinished jobs.
Here are some of the ways you can sell your home more quickly, and for the best possible price…
Create curb appeal
Making your home look good on the outside is always a good move when you’re selling your home. If it looks untidy or unattractive, you might struggle to get people through the door to view it in the first place.
Clear away anything that’s been left out, and give it a sweep and a blast with a pressure washer. Trim back gardens, and consider adding extra touches such as pots of flowers.
Finish all DIY jobs or unfinished projects
Any little niggling jobs in your home will all knock down the price. Even if things aren’t expensive or difficult to fix, most buyers will assume they will be. An innocent crack in the wall could be seen as a potential structural issue. A missing kitchen door or handle could lead them to believe a whole new kitchen is needed.
Having everything up to scratch removes any doubt in buyers minds and will get you a better price when it comes to selling. If you do have a number of unfinished projects that you can’t, or don’t want to complete then a company that buys houses can be a good option. That way you can sell your home in any condition without spending extra or messing about.
Give it a fresh coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint will make your home look clean and new, and give that ‘move in ready’ look that most buyers are after.
Always opt for a light neutral shade as it will make the space look bigger and brighter and will suit most tastes. This is of course what you’re after when you’re looking to appeal to buyers.
Finish the look with brilliant white doors, skirting and ceilings. Updating your tired decor could quite literally add thousands onto the sale price of your home.
As with the decor, when people are coming to view your home you will want to appeal to as many people as possible. That means making your home look cozy and inviting, but without too many details that are personal to you. This will allow them to picture themselves living there.
Staging your home creates an image of the kind of lifestyle your buyers could have if the choose to move in. You could add touches like fresh flowers to the sideboard. You could dress the coffee table with a couple of magazines, or set up the dining table with your best crockery to give a good impression of your home.
To give you a helping hand, have a look at some of the Best Virtual Staging Services guide for 2018. Virtual staging can help sell homes faster by providing potential buyers with an idea of how the home can look.
Last, but not least, the old trick of baking a loaf of bread before viewings is still a good one (or brewing coffee) – it creates a homely atmosphere which allows your buyer to picture themselves living there.