When it comes to selling your home, you obviously want to get the most money you can. There is only one way to do this which is to make your home as attractive to the widest range of buyers as you can. The potential buyers you will be targeting are the ones who have already decided to take a look at the property. These are the people who are already interested, are happy with the location and just need to fall in love with the house and imagine it as their own home. Here are some tips on making your home as sellable as possible.
Get Rid of Clutter
This is where you need to strike a balance between potential and homely. Potential buyers need to see the property as a home but they also need to see how they can stamp their own personality and tastes on the property. This requires being ruthless in getting rid of things you don’t need – that sewing machine you have never used, the spare bread bin and the filing cabinet that is far too ugly to belong in a home. However, you also need to make it look like a home so do not go too minimal.
You do not necessarily have to spend a lot of money on making the aesthetic changes to your home. Just give it a good deep clean and add a lick of paint where required. A must-have product when you are preparing your house for sale is filler. Neatening up walls, painting them in light, neutral colours will make a massive difference to any space. Getting rid of dirt and grime in grout and tidying up the garden will also transform a home.
Update the Bathroom and/or Kitchen
Having at least one of these rooms which gives viewers the ‘wow’ factor will really influence opinion. Take a look at bathroom suppliers such as Ideal Standard or kitchen suppliers to see what you can afford to install if you feel your rooms need it.
Make the Right Impression
When the viewers come round you need to put on a kind of performance: put a fire on if it’s cold, open up the French doors if it’s a nice summer’s day. Smells are very important so make sure bins are taken out, drains are cleaned and fabric is neutralised of scents such as tobacco smoke. Baking fresh bread is what many people do to give that homely appeal while grinding coffee may be a bit less obvious.
If you have the money it is worth investing in converting appropriate spaces into extra bedrooms. This will add plenty onto the value of the house and make it a much more attractive option. You should easily recoup your money.
Get a Good Estate Agent
Anyone who has bought or sold a house will tell you how important this is. Ask around to see who has had good or bad experiences with local estate agents. Once you have a short list, sound out a few different agencies and make an assessment.