Selling your home can be quite a daunting and frustrating process to go through especially in a competitive market and when you are in a rush to move.
especially in a competitive market and when you are in a rush to move.
In order to sell your home as quickly as possible, here are five tips to help make your property as saleable as it is going to be to secure a buyer.
1) Check your asking price
If your property has been on the market for at least a month with no interest or offer, the first thing to look at is the price of your property. Are you asking too much for it? Compare similar properties to yours on the market and their asking prices and visit a few properties to assess their condition and compare them to yours. If you want to secure a quick sale, then think about lowering your price below comparative properties so that your property stands out against the others to potential buyers as good value for money.
2) Ask for feedback
Every viewer of your home will have feedback on your property. Ensure that you gain the feedback from the estate agents and act upon it. Feedback is crucial from the viewings because it will give you greater insight into the perception of buyers and how your house is not delivering to expectations. It can also help you identify solutions and fixes to make your home more appealing.
3) How clean is your house?
This is an obvious matter to consider, but make sure that your home is gleaming and spotless for viewings. If you have pets then ventilate your rooms and spray with odouriser. Also clean windows, tiling, floors, interior doors, front doors, outside gardens driveways and doorsteps. If it shows that your home is not clean then it will put buyers off.
4) Fix maintenance problems
Before you put your property on the market, make sure that you complete any repairs or fix anything that is hanging loose or hanging off completely. If you have a loose shower fitting, tighten it up. If a door handle is missing, replace it. If you have a missing tile, then put a new one in. All of these little details will matter to potential purchasers and if your house doesn’t look well maintained and fittings look in disrepair then it will look as though you don’t care about your property – so buyers won’t either.
One of the most important things to do before putting your property on the market is to de-clutter. Clutter in the home is inhibitive to selling your property. Buyers cannot see properly the space they are buying if it is crammed with too much furniture or ornaments and other belongings. Clear everything that is not wanted and put excess clutter into storage. We accumulate a lot of belongings over time in our homes so it is a good opportunity to have a clear-out and make your home more spacious for viewers.
Sonya writes for What House?, an online property portal featuring thousands of houses for sale and new build homes.