If you have decided that now is the right time for you to move home, then you are probably already thinking about selling your existing house. It is a daunting prospect, but in order to get the best possible price that you can for it, it is worth making an effort to prepare it for going on the market. That is why today we are sharing with you three tips for selling your property:
Ensure That You Know Your Stuff
When you have lived in your home for some time, you stop really thinking about it as a house and an asset, you just live there. But when you come to sell it on, prospective buyers are going to be looking at it in a whole new light, a much more critical light.
There are a few checks worth doing before you start showing people around, such as getting any certificates for work ready to show people and knowing the background of your home. Many people like to know when it was built and any work that has been completed on it since then such as extensions, upgrades, repairs, and remodeling.
They will also want to know more about the neighborhood if it is new to them, so be prepared to talk about local schools and plans for the area and commuter links. If you are unsure about anything, as it is impossible to second guess every question, just let them know you will get back to them on it as soon as you can.
Show It In Its Best Possible Light
If you want to get the best price for your home and want it to sell quickly, then you will need to show it in its best possible light.
Take a look around and note down any repairs that might need doing. Perhaps you have a cracked floor tile in the kitchen or your living room could do with a fresh coat of paint. Draft up a list of jobs that you should get done and either hire someone to complete them for you or start work on them yourself.
Be realistic here as in some cases you could spend months improving your home, when you would be better off bringing it to market after a few coats of paint.
Improve Its Curb Appeal
You can spend all day long working on the interior of your home, cleaning it, styling it, and making it smell of fresh coffee and pastries for viewings, but if the outside does not look appealing, people are just going to drive on by.
Stand outside your home and look for ways that you can improve it. It might be simple maintenance work, such as window cleaning, tidying up the yard or repainting the garage.
You might think to yourself that things like this do not matter and people will see beyond them, but many people will not, so why not widen that net of potential buyers? People want to see a house that looks well-kept, as well as one that appeals to them.