A common question estate agents get asked is, “What will help to sell my house?” Ensuring your home is prepared in the best way for potential buyers to view has never been more important, especially in light of Covid-19, with virtual viewings on the rise.
Some of the ideas in this guide will assume you have a budget to spend to help you achieve a sale, whilst others just require a bit of time. Hopefully, after reading our guide, you will have some good ideas that will help to sell your house quicker while potentially adding some extra pounds to the final sale total.
Here are helpful tips on what will help to sell your house.
Choosing the right estate agent
When selling your home, it is essential to consider your target market and choose your estate agent accordingly. If you are selling a very expensive stately home, the local budget estate agent probably won’t cut it. Likewise, an online agent isn’t for everyone; if you are selling a retirement bungalow and your target market is elderly, they are unlikely to want to use an agent that communicates mostly online. Having said that, it is often true that people don’t care who they buy a house from, so it is about finding the right balance.
Alongside ensuring your estate agent choice aligns with your target market, it is also important to ensure that your estate agent is professional and can provide the help to sell your house that you need. If you are not sure what to look for when assessing the quality of your estate agent, then read our article on how estate agents should work for some pointers.
Sweat the small stuff
It’s the little things that make a big difference. Prior to arranging a viewing, go round your home room-by-room and review how they could be improved. It might just be a small issue like an air freshener or a new curtain tie back. However, most people don’t bother with the small issues when selling their home, and it might just be that one small change that provides the most significant help to sell your home.
Stage your home
If you can afford to hire a professional home stager, this will undoubtedly make your home stand out from the rest. If you can’t, you can do it yourself to a lesser extent. Pinterest is great for home staging ideas, and a bit of time spent browsing can give you some serious inspiration to make your home really appealing.
Be mindful of your surroundings
If you live near a school, don’t book a viewing at 9am or 3.30 pm. Living in a house makes it easy to forget some of the local factors that could be an issue when selling. Try to think back to some of your concerns when you bought the house and do what you can to avoid them being an issue.
And finally, something you have probably never considered; Load up your car- This one is particularly relevant if you have young children or pets and applies to visits from estate agents for photographs, viewings and surveyors. Get any big, bulky items into your car and if you are showing the viewers round move the car around the corner. Items such as dog beds, babies high chairs, children’s rocking horse etc., just take up space unnecessarily and are better off out of the house and out of sight.
Hopefully, the above ideas will help to sell your house. I’m a great believer that it’s the small things that make the big difference. Creating the right ‘feel’ in a home is so important and can’t be attributed to one single factor.
Make sure to:
- Have a viewing map
- De-Clutter & clean your home
- Kerb appeal- first impressions count
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