If you have decided to sell your home, you’re probably dreaming of a quick, hassle-free sale. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find a buyer and selling a house can be a roller coaster ride. To maximize your chances of getting the offer you want, this guide contains helpful hacks to make your home more saleable.
Enhance curb appeal
Many of us get distracted by interior design when we move into a new house. Improving the exterior is a job that often falls by the wayside even though curb appeal plays an important part in attracting us to the homes we buy. When you come to sell, it’s essential to consider what buyers want. If the outside of your home is looking a little tired, or you never got around to doing the jobs you wrote down on your list when you moved in, now is the time to enhance curb appeal. Small jobs like painting the front door, washing the patios and driveway, cleaning the windows and repairing damaged siding can make a big difference. You can also make your home look more inviting and attractive by adding plants and flowers to your porch, windows or balcony.
Make sure your home is clean and tidy
It’s crucial to make sure that your home is clean and tidy before you take photographs for brochures and online listings or arrange viewings or an open house event. Look for professional home cleaning services if you don’t have time to clean from top to bottom, or you have pets or discolored carpets. Tidy and declutter. Clutter is a major turn-off for prospective buyers, as it makes rooms look small and cramped. If you have too much stuff in your home, and there’s nowhere to store it, consider renting a storage unit until you move.
Be realistic about the price
High prices may deter buyers, even if your house is absolutely stunning and it checks every box. If you set the price too high, you run the risk of losing out and buyers may not even be prepared to have a look. It’s critical to ensure that you have realistic expectations. It’s helpful to get a series of valuations and to think about market conditions. If the market is slow and there are lots of similar properties for sale in the same area, prices are likely to be lower than if the market is moving quickly and the demand outweighs the supply. If you’re not in a hurry to sell, and prices and the demand for housing in your local area are starting to rise, it may be wise to wait until prices increase.
Every seller dreams of getting a fantastic offer as soon as they put their home up for sale. In reality, there are often twists and turns and it’s not easy to find a buyer. If you’re ready to sell your home, take these tips on board to make the property more appealing to buyers. Enhance curb appeal, make sure the house is clean and tidy and be realistic about the price.