Selling your house? How to make yours a showcase property
When it comes to selling homes, finding the right time to do so can
be a difficult task, with prices and demand fluctuating
considerably thanks to the uncertainty in the financial markets for
However, one thing is for sure in the UK. Estate
agents will always see their best periods for selling
throughout the spring months.
Better weather will entice buyers to come out and view more homes
during these months, and if you are looking to sell, it can be the
perfect time to get your house to market.
Before you do this, though, you need to make sure that the property
is ready. You don't want to bury that for sale sign in your lawn if
the house isn't ready for sale, and following this list will ensure
that it is ready to go when spring comes.
This is the first hurdle to overcome. The simple fact is that
no-one will view a property they don't like the look of, and most
people make a snap decision the very first time they see a
Cut the grass, make the path is clear of any debris and leaves with
a pressure washer, and paint your door and fence to make the home
look fresh and welcoming.
Garish and personal designs may well be the sort of aura that you
love in your own home. Chances are though, that other people will
not share your own opinions on what looks good, so playing safe is
the best option in this area.
Use beiges and other neutral tones like cream to paint the walls,
and even install laminate flooring. This will be better for
attracting buyers as it has a much wider appeal and is unlikely to
leave anyone feeling offended or put off in the way that an
overbearingly orange room might do.
Space is a premium within homes, and most people will be thinking
of the future when it comes to buying. Anyone with a growing family
will want to make sure that there is enough room for their
offspring down the line, for example.
If you have a spare bedroom that you use for storage, clear it out
before buyers come, as this will let them see it the way it was
intended to be used.
You might also want to put some of your non-essential furniture
into a storage locker to make the home look bigger and more
spacious when you are showing it to potential buyers.
Be on hand for viewings
This is a simple solution that can make a huge difference when it
comes to securing a deal or not.
People who are moving from further afield into your area might not
know what it is like to live there. You will have a far better
understanding than the estate
agent who might be overseeing the viewing, so being around can
be a shrewd move.
You will be able to answer questions that visitors may have, and
this might make a large difference in their decision.