INSIDER SECRETS. For a Faster Home Sale. 1. Contents. Introduction First Impressions Loose the Clutter Fresh & Light Spick & Span Define Your Rooms Finish Any Outstanding Jobs Don’t Forget the Garden Finding a Buyer. 2. Introduction. Top Tips for a Faster Home Sale
For a Faster Home Sale
Top Tips for a Faster Home Sale
The stress that you endure when selling your home is right up there with getting a divorce or opening a business. A lot of this stress is caused by the length of time that it actually takes to find that all important buyer.
This guide has been created to provide you, the home seller with an insider guide on selling your home faster.
You need to present your home so that it will appeal to the broadest possible buying audience, the trick is to ensure that the buyer can imagine themselves living in your home as soon as they walk in.
The National Estate Agents have revealed the secrets to achieving a fast sale at the highest possible price.
Remember the old saying, ‘first impressions count’ and when selling you home, they certainly do.
Any entrances to the property should be free from clutter, be warm and welcoming, line the path to your front door with potted plants on either side.
Make sure that the doors
open freely and the
entrance hall or porch
are not crowded with
coats or untidy shoes etc.
You might feel comfortable
in a house that is cluttered
with mess, but it makes a
room look smaller than it
actually is, a cluttered room
will also send a very negative
and no doubt, unwanted,
message to a potential buyer.
Make sure that you tidy away personal or family photos and books. If you cannot find the space to store your less personal items, take as much as you can to your local refuse site.
If you do not want to do this you may wish to consider renting a temporary storage space to make your home feel that much more spacious.
Potential buyers will not be able to visualise themselves living in a home that is either too dark, the walls are painted too bright, patterned or just plain ugly.
Paint your walls using light, neutral colours and try to stay away from frilly heavy net curtains that will stop the light from coming into the room.
It always works well to introduce splashes of colour and personality by using throws, cushions, rugs, table cloths and flowers.
Before a potential buyer comes to view your home you must clean, clean then clean some more. This can add more value and appeal to your house than almost anything else.
The Kitchen and Bathroom are the two most important rooms so make them sparkle, but do not just stop there.
Dust every surface, ornament
and lampshade you possess,
vacuum clean your carpets,
wipe clean any ceramic or
laminate flooring and polish
any solid wood features that
you have. It never hurts to
leave a nice clean smell of
Every room should have a clear
function and identity.
Play up the existence of extra
rooms like a dining room by
cleaning away all the
children’s homework and games.
A fourth room could be a bedroom, a study or a dressing room, but not all three at the same time.
Organise some storage systems so that the principle function of each room can be clearly defined to any potential buyers.
If you have the use of loft space, use it, buyers will not normally want to look in your loft, better to keep your junk there than to have it on full show!
Make sure that you have
done all of those little jobs
that you have been meaning
to finish, you know the ones
that you have saved for a
If you are not very experienced in D.I.Y, then try and get someone else in who is, better that than be left with a ‘DIY SOS’ situation. A definite no no!
Things such as a front doorbell that does not work or a half-finished shelf gives a potential purchaser the impression of bad workmanship, and sends signals that there may be other, more significant aspects of the house that need attention.
Any potential purchaser will want to see your garden and it is as important as your kitchen or lounge so make sure your lawn has been mown and the edges are neat and trimmed.
Check your flower beds for weeds, clip any hedges and clear any clutter, and for that real ‘wow’ factor place some pots on the patio if you have one.
Make sure the any bins are hidden and any hosepipes are wound up neatly.
Congratulations! You have
now optimised the value of
your home and have
prepared it to be sold, all
you have to do now is find
Now you need an Estate Agent! We recommend
Link Up Properties who are a national
estate agency and charge lower fees than almost any
other estate agent in the country, most importantly they
get the results you require quickly.
They can be contacted free on 0800 072 0800 or check out
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