If you’re considering selling your property this year, be sure to follow some of our top selling tips. Doing so will allow you to prepare your home, make it more attractive to potential buyers and take the pressure out of managing the sale on your own.
Improve your kerb appeal
If you can impress potential buyers before they have a chance to step inside your property, you’re off to a good start. Make sure that your garden is clean and tidy, hang some baskets with in-bloom flowers, add some plant pots around your porch entrance and paint your front door a fresh, clean colour. Doing so will leave a great first impression, and means that your home will stand out when buyers browse property websites and magazines.
It sounds like an obvious suggestion, but keeping your home clean and tidy is essential if you want to improve your chances of selling your home. If you don’t have time to give your home the once over, consider hiring a professional cleaning company to give your home a deep clean and prepare it for an estate agent photo shoot and open day.
Paint everything white
While we certainly don’t expect you to paint everything but the kitchen sink white, giving your doors, walls and ceilings a neutral tone could help when it comes to selling your home. Not only is white a great ‘clean-slate’ colour to give potential buyers an idea of the space and what they could do with it, but it’s also cost-effective and doesn’t take much time.
Work with a specialist
Although some quick-sale property brokers have been criticised in recent times for low prices and hidden fees, there’s still benefit to working with a house buying specialist if you want to get rid of your property. If you want assistance in selling a property in probate, for example, you could consider working with a company such as Probate Purchasers who will be able to take the pressure out of selling a home that belonged to your loved one.
Get rid of your pets
A pet can make a home, but when it comes to open days and house viewings, it’s important that your furry friends don’t get in the way. On the day of a property viewing, send your dog to your friend’s house, or get your children to take it on a walk. The fewer distractions, the better.
You may think you’re helpful when showing buyers around your home, but you should instead let them wander the place on their own terms. Buyers can feel overcrowded or put off by a pushy home owner or estate agent, so give them breathing space.
Sell at the right time
There’ll always be a market for property, but the time of year you put your home on the market can affect its chances of selling. Spring is the best time to sell your property, as people are more likely to be ready to move.