We all know how saturated the housing market is, which means individuals hoping to sell their properties need to be willing to make multiple changes and updates to their homes in order to receive offers and get their full asking price.
Maybe you’ve been struggling to sell your home for several months and you need a little guidance, or perhaps you’re hoping for a quick sale and want to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible. Sometimes, it’s the smallest of things that can put off prospective buyers from putting in an offer, or it could be the lack of kerb appeal that is putting off viewings. In this post, we’ll explore some simple home updates to make your home ready to sell. Read on to find out more.
Sell The Lifestyle
You’re not just selling your property, it’s important to know that you are in fact, sharing a complete lifestyle. Maybe your home is family property near good schools and plenty of wide-open spaces, or maybe your city flat is buzzing with local nightlife and a party scene, or maybe your seaside home is ideal for dogwalkers or those looking to retire. In order to sell this lifestyle, pepper your home with little reminders about what makes your home so great and the lifestyle so desirable. Ordering hello canvas prints online and decorating your home with photographs taken in the surrounding areas is a simple but effective touch that can help you get your message out.
Work On The Kerb Appeal
The outside of your property is a reflection of what may be inside, and even if this isn’t accurate, prospective buyers won’t know that. Or be tempted to pass over the threshold if the outside isn’t up to standard. You don’t have to hire a landscaper to change the outside of your home, just some simple maintenance can make a huge difference. Add some colour with some plants or flower pots, give your front door a lick of paint and keep your windows clean.
Clean and Declutter
Of course, you want your home to look comfortable and homely, but there’s a thin line between comfort and clutter. Keeping your surfaces clear of junk and making use of your storage can help prospective buyers see the true potential in your property. Ensure all surfaces are clean and clear, remove and treat mould in bathroom and kitchen areas, and take some pride in the property. Viewers are more likely to stick around for longer!
When rooms are dark and dingy, it can be a real turn off for buyers. Flooding your home with natural light, opening the blinds, and pulling back the curtains can help make your property feel light and airy and much more attractive.
Keep Your Garden Tidy
No one wants to buy a property with a jungle attached. It may be too much for even the most green-fingered of buyers. Ensuring your garden is well kept helps buyers see the true potential of your property, rather than just another expensive job that needs tackling.