When it comes to selling any type of property, speed is often of the essence. Whether you don’t want to risk missing out on your dream onward purchase, you hate the uncertainty of not knowing when you’ll move, or you just need the cash quickly, finding a buyer for your home solves a lot more problems than it creates.
Without further ado, here are our 7 favorite tips to complete that property sale much quicker than you dared hope:
A home with too much ‘stuff’ in it is a home that people will struggle to visualize how they will use the space. And if your property isn’t getting people imagining where they’ll put their furniture, it isn’t selling.
So, start by having a clear out. Be decisive. Get rid of anything you don’t need again. If you have things you don’t use anymore but don’t want to put in the garbage, find somewhere else for it to live.
2) Remove Personal Items
This is part of the ‘decluttering’ process, but goes even deeper. Those family photographs need to go. Potential buyers will struggle to picture themselves living there if everywhere they look they see your photographs.
3) Repaint In Neutral Colors
If you’ve lived at the property for any amount of time, you’ve probably put your own stamp on it with some colorful paint or wallpaper. This expression of your personality may actually make it harder to sell your home.
So, if you want the best possible chance of selling quickly, you’ll need to redecorate with more neutral colors. This will give potential buyers a blank canvas to work from.
4) Give Dark Rooms A Lift
Dark rooms are one of the biggest turn-offs for house hunters. The majority prefers light and airy rooms that help give the impression of cleanliness and space. Therefore, if you have a dark room, consider how you can let more light in.
At the very least, hang up a mirror or two to help reflect what little light there is and ensure the lights are turned on every time you conduct a viewing.
5) Knock Down A Wall
This is a potentially drastic and expensive option but, given the appeal of open plan living to the modern buyer, knocking down a wall or two can increase both the appeal and potential selling price of your home.
6) Get A New Front Door
The curb appeal of your property is absolutely vital when trying to find a buyer. If your home looks dated or uncared for from the sidewalk, you can forget about selling it.
Therefore, repaint your front door, change your door handles, or replace the door altogether to make your home a more welcoming place to visit.
7) Get the Odd Jobs Done
When you live somewhere it often becomes easy to overlook those little problems and never get around to fixing them. A dripping faucet or a creaking door may be something you can live with, but they are things that will potentially put off buyers. Spend a weekend going around and fixing anything that needs attention.
8) Replace Moldy Silicone
A really cheap fix that can make a big difference is removing any moldy or worn silicone sealant from around bathtubs and kitchen units. It’ll make the place look much cleaner and fresher, ensuring your property sparkles when people come to visit.
The Key To Selling Your Home, Fast…
So, that gives you some easy to action tips that you can use to help make any property more saleable. Just remember that you are trying to make your home appeal to as many people as possible. That means you may even have to go against your personal tastes in order to present your home in the best possible light.