Putting your house on the market is a lengthy and stressful process. As you may already know, the property market is highly competitive therefore you should be prepared for the possibility of not selling your property immediately.
To rise above the selection of houses on the market, you must prepare your property for sale in ways that are better than any other. If you’re worried about the sale of your home, read the points below to improve your property.
A lot of house buyers prefer to look for properties online. For this reason, their first impressions go from the photographs of each home. It may be that you took pictures of your house in darker light or perhaps your photographs are blurry or too far away.
You may not realise it, but the quality of the pictures that are put with your listing, say everything. Re-do your photographs on a clear camera in a daylight setting.
You can manipulate the way the camera sees the exterior and the interior of your house just with a few tweaks of lighting or change of camera angle. Don’t forget to get interior photographs when each room is cleaned to perfection.
Try to remember that your house, once listed on the market, is no longer your home. Buyers could be put off if there is too much personalisation on your property.
Get rid of anything that makes your house your home. Photographs and ornaments could send the message that you’re not fully prepared to make a sale there and then.
Also, a buyer wants to have the freedom of personalising the property once they move in, therefore, if you make the property look like a blank canvas -“ you’re much more likely to make that sale. Feel free to brighten the place up with some nice curtains and flowers, however.
Keep your calendar as clear as possible. It is best to make yourself available as often as you can so that buyers can view your property at the time they ask for.
If you’re not available for viewing at the time the potential buyer asks for, they may just forget about you. Most home buyers want to view houses as soon possible.
When viewers do come to your house, stay away from being overly pushy. State everything that is truly great about your property but doesn’t come down too hard on your viewers!
When a viewer walks into your house, they will most definitely make a judgement on the atmosphere of the house and the way it makes them feel. Think about the entrance of the house, is it light and roomy? Walk through your property and analyse how dark and dull it is.
If it looks small and dark, add more lighting and add mirrors to give the illusion of a bigger space. If you have viewers coming on a sunny day, open some windows and let some natural air and light in. If your viewers come on a cold day, light the fire. This will also make the house more inviting and cosy.
Last minute finishing touches always make the most impact. Dust everything that can be dusted -“ you never know how easily potential buyers could spot any areas of dirt or mess. Polish all surfaces to make a room sparkle as much as it can.Paint over any spots of imperfections on furniture and walls and bleach all the floors to make them shine.
If you require any help in selling your home, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We offer the best assistance on the market!