When you are thinking about selling your home, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration if you want to get the very best price possible for your property and to sell it quickly. In this article, we are going to look at a few of those things.
It may sound simple, but make sure your house is in a decent state of repair. Spend a little bit of time fixing up that broken garden gate and relaying those cracked patio stones, regrout the tiles in the bathroom, and if your central heating system is on the blink, get it sorted. The cost of a new boiler may be more than worth it if it takes your home from unsaleable to snapped up because these things really do matter to potential buyers. No one wants to move house and immediately have to think about little jobs like this.
First impressions matter, so spend some time getting your Hinch on, cleaning up and making sure would-be buyers walk into a spotlessly clean house and get the best first impression possible. If cleaning is not your thing, consider hiring a cleaner – it will be more than worth it! Before a viewing, open the windows to let a flow of fresh air through, make sure the rooms smell clean – but be wary of using any scented products that are too overpowering – and fresh flowers always make a difference.
The aim here is to make your house look as big as possible, and to minimise the ‘you’ in there. Buyers will walk in trying to visualise their belongings in the home, with their stamp put upon it. That is really hard to do if the mantlepiece is covered in photos of your family and the fridge is loaded with kids drawings. Having a big declutter allows them to see the space much more clearly – and can be a big help for when you need to move out.
Give the kitchen a renovation
If you can afford to, a small kitchen renovation can make a massive amount of difference. After all, the kitchen is the heart of many homes and is one of the biggest selling points. If this is out of your budget, think about giving cupboards a varnish or a lick of paint and buffing up the worktops, so they look new.
Update the bathroom
As with the kitchen, the bathroom can make or break a property. If a buyer is on the fence, having a nice bathroom can be the swinging point. Again, if a full-blown renovation is not on the cards, make sure all the grout and sealant work is cleaned up, put out fresh, clean towels and pop some green plants in there.
Remember, when it comes to selling your home, it is no longer about your tastes and decor choices, but your would-be buyers. Put yourself in their shoes, take a walk around the house and see what you would change.
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