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Selling a home in the UK is a complex and time consuming process - and the array of impacting factors can seriously delay getting that ‘sold’ sign up. The question is: how can you sell your home fast? There are ways in which you enhance your home’s appeal - even in the most challenging of markets. So, if you’re keen to sell up quickly, take note of our tips to sell house faster…

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House selling tips: 5 ways to sell your home fast 

There is no one size fits all answer for when it comes to ways to sell your property fast, however, there are steps you can take to help speed the process up. Take a look at our tips for house sale below!

 1. Make sure the price is right! 

Marketing your home at the right price is key. Even if you’re super confident in your home, it’s essential that you price it as close to its fair market value as possible.   

Typically speaking, buyers will have a budget in mind, and if your home sits within their bracket, they are more likely to consider. If your home is overpriced, on the other hand, you may find that the interest in your property is below what you’d expect. Essentially, this is because it won’t be appearing in the search results of viable buyers, hindering its exposure and potentially slowing down the sale.  

Keen to maximise exposure? Take time to research the local property market in order to accurately determine the going price of homes in your area. Think about size, location, and condition of the property, paying close attention to directly comparable homes, how long they were on the market for and what the eventual ‘sold’ prices of those homes. Consulting your estate agent - or perhaps even a surveyor - is a worthwhile move as this will help you to understand the exact value of your home. 

2. Kerb appeal is key 

‘Kerb appeal’ refers to the way in which a home looks on the street that it is on. UK buyers are huge when it comes to first impressions, and so the way in which your home looks at a first glance goes a long, long way. If you want to catapult the speed of your sale, think about how you can improve the aesthetic of your home before the buyer even steps foot through the front door.  

Simple tactics such as keeping things super clean and tidy is a great place to start - pathways and cladding should be well-maintained, but if you really want your home to stand out, explore other avenues, too. How can you really spruce things up? The likes of hanging baskets, floral arrangements and outdoor lights are simple but effective solutions that will catapult your home’s aesthetic. It’s all about enhancing the visual appeal of your home to create a welcoming facade that makes potential buyers want to come inside and see the rest. 

3. Stage your home 

Those serious about selling their home fast should consider staging. This involves creating a welcoming space that really enables buyers to visualise themselves taking their shoes off and living in the house exactly as it is.  

Start the process of staging your home by removing unnecessary furnishings and more ‘personal’ decorative items such as family photographs. This will help maximise space and let the buyer envisage their own belongings in the property. Then you can begin to focus on those finer details - pretty accessories etc. Think perfectly placed cushions, beautifully scented candles and charming light features. The aim is to transform your home into a peerlessly desirable place to live - and with the right adjustments and accessories, you can do exactly that.  

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4. Hire a professional photographer 

Home photographers are specialists in their field and their expertise will prove a valuable investment. They know which angles will and won’t display your home at its best and they’ll often adjust lighting and make slight edits to photographs once they’re taken to make them look even better. A good selection of high quality photographs is imperative as these are the first thing a potential buyer will see. Poor quality pictures, on the other hand, will deter prospective buyers from viewing your home.  

Our advice would be to let the professionals take the lead on this one to help ensure that your home is accurately and well presented in every photo. With the knowledge and skillset to truly emphasise the home’s unique qualities, a photographer will showcase your home in a way that will speak to prospective buyers, enabling them to envisage themselves living there. 

5. Establish an effective marketing campaign 

Strategising an effective marketing campaign is one way to ensure that your home gains maximum exposure to the widest audience of prospective buyers. An effective marketing strategy will allow you to tap into target buyers hunting for homes in your area. The likes of online platforms such as Rightmove and Zoopla will catapult your home's likelihood to sell, meanwhile the employment of a reputable estate agent will help, too. A good agent will build a thorough marketing campaign that will put your home at the forefront of as many prospective buyers as possible, leading to a quick, trouble-free sale. 

How to sell your home fast 

Sometimes, speedy sales are down to luck, but more often than not, a home that sells quickly is the result of a meticulously planned sales process. If you want your home to sell quickly, follow the simple steps in this blog post and a swift, successful sale will surely follow. 

At The Property Buying Company, we buy homes in every location and in every condition. So, whether your home is a pristine, freshly-renovated property with little to no work required, or it’s in need of some major TLC, we’re interested! We see opportunities where others perhaps wouldn’t and with an average sale time of just 2-3 weeks, we’re very speedy indeed. In addition to all of this, there are no hidden fees - we even cover those pricey solicitor fees. In terms of the price of your home at sale, we usually achieve around 80% of the market value, which when you consider the fact there are no additional costs and we do all the administration for you, is pretty great! 

To find out more about our service, just give us a call on 0800 024 8444. We’ll happily value your home for free and of course, if you have any questions, our friendly team of experts will be delighted to advise. Alternatively, if you’d like to stay in the loop with all the latest industry information, as well as picking up some top tips and advice, head over to our News hub. 

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Alexandra Ventress

Alexandra is a Content Producer who enjoys writing articles, finding out about the property market, keeping you up to date with the latest trends.