So, you’ve decided to put your house up for sale and move on to pastures new? Well, firstly, congratulations are in order! But, secondly, it is important to remind you that the hard work starts now. Before the financial crash back in 2009, the property market was relatively buoyant and moved quickly, nowadays, it is not that easy, and you have to make your house stand out on the market. Fortunately, doing so could be relatively straightforward, as long as you follow these three simple rules:
Paint the Walls
This may sound a little simple, but you’d be surprised. If you have bold, bright colours on your wall, then this may detract certain buyers, making them less likely to come for a second viewing or even purchase the property.
Likewise, if your walls are already neutral but are starting to get a little dated and worn, then freshening them up certainly won’t go a miss. A few tins of magnolia certainly won’t be expensive and, although it may take you a week or so to complete the job, it will make your house appear fresh and well cared for, making it more desirable to prospective buyers.
Target All the Senses
Although most viewers are fundamentally looking at the home, they’re also persuaded by other senses, and it is vital that you take this into account.
Simple touches like fresh flowers and air fresheners can make your home smell beautiful, making it more appealing once more. Overall, it gives the impression that your home is well looked after, and it can cover any other smells which may be unappealing, such as the smell of dogs or cigarettes.
In addition to this, also think about noise. If you live near a main road, for instance, it is well worth having the windows shut when potential buyers come round, as this will nullify the noise and show them that it really isn’t an issue, quashing their reservations.
Consider Non-Conventional Options
Finally, remember that just giving the keys to your local estate agent isn’t the only option, and others are available if you’re desperate for a quick sale. For example, an online estate agent like House Buyer Bureau, could buy your home without the need for even putting it on the market, meaning you’ll shift your property much faster.
If you don’t want to give your house to an estate agent of any form, then you could even market your property yourself online and manage the sale from start to finish. Admittedly, this option is really only open to people with experience, but it remains an option nonetheless and you could save a substantial amount of money on fees.
No matter what option you choose, be sure to be thorough and consider a wealth of opinions- good luck!
From time to time we publish original guest articles. The above article was written by Vickie Bailey.
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