When you decide to sell your home, you are entering a competitive marketplace where there are probably numerous other houses that offer similar features. It is crucial if you want to stand out that you put in the time and effort to make your home appealing. You can sell your house for cash here or consider going through a traditional real estate agent.
Fix the little things
There may be little things in your home that over time you have stopped noticing but potential buyers will notice these and if there are multiple, this build-up create a house that needs a lot of work done. Therefore, it would be more beneficial for you to fix these small things when you notice them- a loose doorknob, a cracked bathroom tile, a loose light fitting. The smaller repairs you do, the more appealing it will be so it will definitely be worth it. There may even be some things that have broken over time due to wear and tear and you haven’t even realised! The best way to find these is to walk around your house as if you were a potential buyer- try not to be biased and instead search for imperfections.
Keep it clean/tidy
When you are trying to sell your house, you need to make sure that you are keeping on top of cleaning- people could ask to do viewings at any time, and it may be last minute so you don’t want to be rushing to clean, you will most likely forget somewhere. Therefore, if you stay on top of your cleaning then you do not run the risk of someone showing up fairly unexpected and your house not being fit for an inspection! The same applies to keeping the house tidy, clutter is not a good selling point for a home. Excessive clutter makes a home look dirty and small, neither of which are selling points. If you have a significant amount of things with nowhere to put them, consider getting a storage unit for your stuff until the sale is complete and you have moved into your new home.
Get good pictures
The pictures you post on your listing can make or break your sale. They are the first thing anyone sees. If you are not skilled at photography, and your Real Estate agent isn’t either, then hire a professional. It is worth it. Camera angles can definitely help but you want to make sure that it is not too much of a catfish- sometimes pictures can make a room look huge when in fact it is tiny, make sure it is not too unrealistic as this will get your potential buyers hopes up and disappoint them when it comes to viewing. Sometimes a video tour can be good as well as the pictures.
Keep things neutral
While you may love the look of bright walls and it makes you happy to have every room in the house a different colour- this definitely isn’t to everyone’s taste and it may actually put people off the property as a whole! You want to appeal to as many buyers as possible, so you need to offer something fairly neutral; there are some very nice beige and light earth tones that can make a home look really appealing. Having everything fairly neutral will also allow potential buyers to better picture how their furniture and décor would look in the home.
Make it smell nice
Smell is powerful and can easily drive someone away from buying your home. However, you may not even realize the smells are there. Ask an outsider you trust to let you know if there are any unpleasant odours – like pet or cooking odours – and address them before you show. Believe it or not, pet odours can kill a home sale. This happens because some buyers fear they won’t get rid of the odour once they purchase the house. Don’t take any kind of chance with home odours – remove them!