Top Tips for Selling Your Property
9 Top Tips for a Stress-Free Process When Selling Your Home!
Selling your home can be a time-consuming and challenging process. However, we are here to help you throughout the whole process. Below is a list of top tips from our estate agents which will help you sell your home much quicker!
- Enhance your curb appeal
- Declutter and depersonalise
- Deep clean
- Make necessary repairs
- Highlight unique features
- Highlight nearby amenities
- Showcase your energy efficiency
- Find a trusted estate agent
- Be Transparent and Honest with Potential Buyers
Enhance your Curb Appeal
It is important to make a strong first impression on potential buyers, you can do this by improving the outside of your home which therefore improves your curb appeal. Ensure the front garden is well maintained, the entrance is inviting, the paintwork has been touched up and even consider adding fresh flowers and potted plants.
Declutter and Depersonalise
Remove all personal items, excess furniture, and clutter from your home. Create a neutral and spacious environment that allows potential buyers to envision themselves living there. If potential buyers see personal items and photographs everywhere, they will not be able to see the house as their future home. Less is more when it comes to ornaments and steer away from keeping an abundance of family photographs around as it may make it harder for the viewer to visualise this as their home.
You should ensure your home is spotless before any viewings, clean every room thoroughly and pay close attention to floors, windows and surfaces. A clean home is a lot more appealing to potential buyers who are viewing the property.
Make Necessary Repairs
Fix any visible issues or damages in your home before putting it on the market. This is important because no one wants to buy a property that has clear issues which they would have to pay to sort when they buy the property. Small holes in the walls, broken door knobs, cracked tiles, torn carpets, fix them all! A buyer wants to move into a home they feel comfortable in without making too many changes right off the bat. When viewing a home, broken items may make them feel the opposite. Remember to always think about what you would like to see if you were viewing a house and do exactly that!
Highlight Unique Features
Identify and emphasize the unique selling points of your home. By boasting about unique features in your home, it appeals to potential buyers more as they may not see this in any other properties.
Highlight Nearby Amenities
You don’t only need to sell your property to the buyers, you also need to sell the area to them too. Emphasize the advantages of the neighbourhood, such as proximity to schools, parks, shopping centres, and public transportation. By emphasizing these nearby amenities, you can make the property a lot more desirable to potential buyers, many homebuyers prioritize convenience and access to essential facilities.
Showcase your Energy Efficiency
Nowadays being energy- efficient is a very important thing for buyers, show off your energy efficient features such as solar panels or energy saving appliances. Energy-efficient homes are designed to minimize energy consumption resulting in lower utility bills for homeowners. A lower bill will attract potential buyers to this property.
Find a Trusted Estate Agent
This is very important when selling your home as they will act in your best interests. A trusted and experienced estate agent will always use their professional expertise to give you a fair valuation and will have comparable data to evidence the guide price. Establishing a guide price based on comparable data and local market knowledge will ensure that the experience of selling your home is a much smoother one.
Be Transparent and Honest with Potential Buyers
Disclose any issues or repairs that need to be addressed. In many cases, potential buyers will get someone to carry out a survey so they will find any problems anyways, it is always best to be honest.
Our expert Estate Agency team are able to help you with all things selling your home, they will provide professional help from market appraisal all the way through to completion. Contact one of our offices below: