After the UK’s recent recession, which still isn’t over, it has become increasingly difficult to sell a property, especially for the price you want. There are many activities you can undertake to ensure you give your home a much better chance to sell quickly, compared to similar properties in your area. Here are a few suggestions that might just work for you and help you complete your sale quicker than your competitors.
Making your property different
For your property to stand out, it must have features that direct buyers to your property and away from similar properties for sale in your neighbourhood.
While you shouldn’t spend so much money on improving your property that you can’t recoup it all in the sale, you can find the right balance to make your property the number one choice.
The addition of terrific landscaping or high quality windows will draw people into wanting to see the inside of your home. Some people will just drive past your property and not even bother stepping inside if they aren’t attracted by your property at first glance.
You can improve your home’s appeal by painting the front of your property in safe colours that most people will like, leaving the bold expressions of your artistic flair for your next home.
Clearing out the clutter
No doubt you will have seen those magical show homes that are presented on television, where not even a single item is out of place. You will wonder how the people can continue to live in a show house standard property and maintain that level for however long it takes to sell their home. It will be to your advantage if you can achieve the same perfection. You might have to teach your children to put everything away after they’ve used it, but keeping your whole house free of clutter will show people how they could make your home their own. Where they see your clutter everywhere, they will wonder how they could possibly move in with all of their own clutter when you obviously can’t manage.
You can make some rooms look larger than they really are by removing some of your larger furniture and hiding personal items like photographs. It’s also a good idea to keep shoes in a cupboard, not all around your front and back door entrances.
Making the deal affordable
Consider the many ways you might be able to improve your deal when you set it against your competition. Is it better to offer some simple sweeteners that might cost you a couple of thousand pounds if you get the full price you need for your house sale?
Is there a way that you can offer to pay towards your buyer’s stamp duty, their valuation fees, or their solicitor’s costs?
When the housing market is moving slowly, these tips can help move people into your home, especially if they find that your property has lots of space and see that you’re willing to help them achieve a great deal.