The key to selling your house quickly is to ensure your home is market ready before you put it on the market.
Generally speaking the less time on the market, the better price you’re going to get.
So it’s a good idea to invest a little bit of time and effort into getting the place right for that all-important photo shoot. And it’s not just about the money – preparing your home for viewings from potential buyers is time consuming, exhausting and can put pressure on all the family.
So get the basics right first, and the offers will come flooding in.
When to sell?
Spring is generally considered the best time of year to sell your house, with March being the best month for most areas in the UK. The weather is beginning to brighten up, curb appeal is improving as trees, shrubs and lawns look their best, and any families hoping to move with children, feel they have time to complete and get settled in before the start of a new school year.
How to set the right asking price?
It’s a good idea to research the competition in your local area to see what you are up against. Getting a feel for what other houses are already on the market gives you a good idea of where to pitch your asking price.
Ask advice from your estate agent. Get more than one valuation and be sure to ask probing questions. You may find estate agents are not always forthcoming with sales advice by themselves. But if you ask the right questions, they should help to steer you in the right direction. After all, it’s in their best interest to help you sell your property for the best possible price.
How to show off your home?
Think about all the show homes around the country and what they achieve for the potential buyer. To sell a home, you have to make the buyer see themselves living in your house. This is what show homes do so well. Beautifully decorated and staged to allow you to see yourself in that home.
With some simple Home Staging, you can create the show home effect, in your home, and bring in the offers.
What is Home Staging?
Home Staging is the process of styling your home in readiness for market.
This may be as simple as a good tidy-up, de-clutter and spring clean. However, in some cases, a fresh coat of paint in the high-traffic areas, removing evidence of pets (such as cat litter trays and dog baskets), and the addition of fresh flowers and a welcoming hanging basket help to give your home the extra je ne sais quoi.
Remember, the quicker the sale, the higher the sale price. Putting in the effort before you put your home on the market, can really pay off.
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