Thinking about selling your house? In this blog post, we will give you 5 tips on how you can increase the value of your home and sell it quickly
1. First impressions count
Most potential buyers first impressions of a house are made within seconds of walking through the door. Tidying up the outside of the house is the best place to start. The lead up to the front door is almost as crucial as walking through it. Plant some flowers, trim hedges, remove weeds, repaint the front door and polish handles and knockers. If you have a path, give it a good sweep.
2. Clean your house
Cleanliness is so important when selling a house. The buyer needs to know that the house has been looked after. Rooms such as the bathroom and kitchen need to have clean surfaces and floors. A sparkling floor will instantly enhance the room. A proper clean will also make your home smell fresh and appealing.
3. Fix it
Squeaky door hinges, cracked tiles? These will send the wrong message to potential buyers. Getting all problems fixed before putting the house on the market is a smart idea. It will also help with photos of the property.
4. Eliminate clutter
You want to keep your home looking homely but you also want the buyers to envisage what they can do with the house to make it their home. Remove as much clutter as possible but keep soft furnishing included, flowers, cushions etc. Decluttering will also help when packing up to move house, keep things, throw away, donate and sell unwanted items.
5. Keep it neutral
Neutral colours won’t put any buyer off. Potential buyers walking through your home will be able to plan to put their own stamp on the house without having to remove yours first. If necessary, paint all your home white – yes, it make take a few weeks, but it will be worth it in the end.