If you have been thinking about putting your home on the market or it is already on the market, the likelihood is you have made your mind up that you are ready to move to a new home.
With this in mind, you will be looking to sell your home, sooner rather than later to make that change. If you have not listed your home or currently have it listed but have had no offers, you may be wondering what you can do to help it along.
You do not need to spend a fortune getting your home ready for sale, you just need to invest a little bit of time to ensure it is ready for sale.
Here are 5 tips for getting your home ready to sell.
Clear the clutter –
Regardless of how big your home is, clearing the clutter will give your home that feeling of space.
Now if you do not want to dispose of the items, look to store them instead. You can either pack them up and pay for storage until you have moved home or you can maybe put them into your loft or an outhouse if you have one.
Clearing work surfaces and the tops of cupboards will give you the feeling of space and appeal to prospective buyers.
Have a spring clean –
When your home is about to go on the market, give your home a spring clean. Not just on the inside, but outside too.
A house with curb appeal will sell quicker than one that is a little tired looking. Spending a few days to clean your windows, de-weed your pathways and just make it feel fresher will give that better first impression to potential buyers. It is also worth giving your carpets a clean, you can hire a carpet cleaner for less than £50 if you do not own one. You may be surprised how much dirt will come out of your carpet.
Add some flowers –
It is said that homes with yellow flowers on display sell quicker. The feeling of spring and summer bring a bit of light to any home.
Not only this but the fragrance will help smell fresher all day round.
Freshen your home up –
If you have not decorated your home in a while, it may be worth investing a little time to freshen up any room that is looking a little tired. It doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune on the room and redecorate your whole home.
However, in any room that just needs a little help, a fresh coat of paint will go a long way.
Dress your rooms for viewings –
When you have a viewing, make sure you take time to dress your rooms.
Little things such as fresh fruit in your fruit bowl, make sure your beds are made and plump those cushions on the sofa. You want to make sure that your home is appealing to everyone that comes in.
As hard as it may be, you need to step back from this being your home and it now becomes a house for you to sell.
The housing market at the minute is going from strength to strength, who knows how long for. Where we live, houses are only on the market for a few weeks before they are being snapped up. This being said, you don’t want to sell your home below the valuation due to a few things you could fix. Taking a little bit of time before listing your home may not only help you sell it quicker but also ensure you get a fair price for it.