When you decide to sell your home, the hope is that it sells in no time, and for a considerably good amount, too. Having your property on the market for too long can be quite frustrating. And so, in order to maximise your chance of making a sale, there are some things to consider.
ESTATE AGENT OR NOT?
You may decide to make the sale yourself or engage the services of an estate agent. Either way, it is worthwhile to consider both options.
Doing it without a middleman, saves you money that otherwise would have been spent on an estate agent’s fee. However, you need to be cautious so that you do not run at a loss at the end of the day. An estate agent has first-hand knowledge of the market, and can evaluate the property. As such, he or she can help sell your house at the right price. You do not want to run the risk of overpricing or underpricing your home.
GET WORD OUT
Whatever you decide, the bottom line is getting the word out. Ninety-two percent of home buyers consult the internet when attempting to make purchases, according to the National Association of Realtors. This means that you should definitely consider advertising. If this is the case, prospective buyers need to see pictures of your home in order to get them interested. Use high quality photographs to create a good impression.
PREPARING FOR STAGING
Usually, the first impression a prospective buyer has of your property matters a lot, and goes a long way in influencing his or her final decision. Staging, or preparing your home for viewing is important in this regard because, it contributes to having your property sell faster. Naturally, a buyer will want to see your house before purchasing. As staging is done to give the buyer that opportunity, you want to make the most of it.
One of the things buyers look out for in deciding, is whether or not they already start envisaging what their property would look like in that space, when surveying the building. You want to make this happen. Get rid of excess stuff and consider removing any bulky furniture that makes the room feel small. You want to give an illusion of space and cosiness.
You might consider giving your walls a fresh lick of neutral paint, and coating the front door with a bright-coloured paint for a welcoming feel. In addition, be sure to thoroughly clean up and make any necessary minor repairs. Also pay attention to the lighting. You may have to install brighter modern lights, to give your home a cheerful appearance.
The general idea is to create the right atmosphere, and to get the buyer connected to your home.
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS
According to The Telegraph, it is a good idea to do away with as much vegetation as you can, keeping your outdoor environment looking well pruned. This adds to the overall impression that the buyer gets.