Moving home can be a very stressful experience, especially when you’re faced with all the worries that come with making sure that your current property is sold, so that you can quickly snap up your dream house before somebody else does. But, selling a home isn’t always easy and doesn’t always go as smoothly as you’d hope. Read on for some top tips that will improve your chances of a quick and successful home sale.
1. Work On Your Curb Appeal:
Your home’s ‘curb appeal’ is just that – how it looks from the curb to passers-by. If your home is appealing on the inside but could do with some work on the exterior, this could not only create bad first impressions with potential buyers and put them off, but you could also be missing out catching the eye of people who could be walking or driving past looking for houses for sale. Give the front of your home some care, for example having it professionally cleaned, repainting wooden panes, window frames and your front door. Well-kept garden, colourful foliage, and hanging baskets will all make your home stand out for the right reasons at the first impression.
2. Create a Blank Canvas:
To generate more interest in your home, it is a good idea to look at things from your potential buyer’s point of view. Since creating a mental image of oneself living in a property is difficult if the home is filled with another’s personal belongings, many homeowners get good results from redecorating their home in neutral colours and hiding personal items such as photographs. This makes it easier for viewers to visualise themselves living in your home in the future.
3. Hire Reputable Experts:
Although some homeowners have luck on their side when selling their home privately, at some point most sellers will need the help of an expert, for example, lawyers and property conveyancing services. If you do not wish to sell your home privately, you will also need to find an estate agent with a good reputation for facilitating successful home sales in your area. If you have a large home that is worth more than the average price, you may also benefit from the services of a financial advisor. Lastly, be sure to do your research before finding somebody to evaluate your home to ensure an accurate sale price.
4. Hold Open House Events:
Open house events are often very successful as they allow numerous potential buyers to view your home in a friendly, social setting. Holding an open house event can also attract viewers who may have otherwise been disinterested. For example, somebody simply walking past could stumble across your open house event, decide to step in for a quick look around, and end up falling head over heels for your house!
5. Get Online:
Lastly, utilizing both offline and online marketing is important for a quick and successful home sale. All good estate agents will advertise your home online on their website, but you will see better results if you share it further. Property selling websites are a good place to start, along with sharing your ad on social media to increase its exposure to the public.