Savvybricks Top Selling Tips
Savvybricks Top Selling Tips Selling our home, usually our biggest asset, naturally we expect a good price and under the right circumstances this should be possible. Getting buyers to connect with your home, to imagine how it will suit their family and lifestyle, is not just luck; it’s about creating the right environment so they are able to envision themselves living in your home. They say you never get a second chance to make a ﬁrst impression; this is certainly true when it comes to selling your house. A buyer may need time to make an informed decision to purchase – but they typically need much less time to dismiss a house out of hand.
Here are some easy, inexpensive tips to help sell your home in today’s marketplace:
Boost kerb appeal
Your front door is the centrepiece so repaint it in a tasteful colour, ensure your windows look their best, inside and out. This will make your home look sharp and welcoming. Update the outside lights and put potted plants on either side of the door.
Highlight each room’s purpose
You may use your dining room as a makeshift ofﬁce, your living room as a playroom or the spare bedroom as a gym. When it’s your home, you should use the space in a way that makes most sense to you. When selling your home, however, it is an entirely different story. Remember, you’re selling a dream. Buyers need to see the purpose of each room, it is best to try to use each room how it was originally intended. The living room is the living room. The bedrooms are the bedrooms.
Don’t forget to de-clutter
At the same time, it is important to de-personalise and de-clutter. Again, you are highlighting the potential of each room to live up to the buyer’s expectations and dreams so they do not feel bound by pre-existing conditions. On a similar note if you have a space that has no predetermined purpose, set one. That odd-spaced corner can become a cosy reading nook, the ﬁnished basement can become a game room or workshop, the deck outside can become an entertaining hub.
Good landscaping will transform the exterior look and feel of your home. Make sure everything is trim and neat as potential buyers will notice straggly, overgrown lawns. Your back garden should look like a space for entertaining. If need be, stage your garden with inexpensive patio furniture, potted plants and outdoor lighting. Giving your drive a good jet wash brings it back to life and looking like new. A simple sweep to get rid of any leaves and rubbish will also improve the appearance.
Paint colour is such a personal choice and potential buyers are likely to want to customise it and make it their own. If you have dark rich colours then repaint in light, neutral tones. The wrong lighting can make your home feel dark and uncomfortable so installing brighter modern lights will make your home seem bright, cheerful and up to date.
Some buyers love them, some hate them and some are allergic to them, so make sure that on a viewing they are out of the house. Pets can be an unnecessary distraction as buyers may pay more attention to your pet and less attention to your home.
Buyers expect to see your home at its best. Remove last night’s take away from the worktops, do the washing up and make the beds. Potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in your home and imagine how it will suit their family and lifestyle. Follow these small steps and you’ll be surprised how much they can help maximise your property’s potential that will allow you to achieve a faster sale and the best possible market price for your home.