Selling a house is not usually something that people enter into lightly. Whether you’re selling because you’re planning to move somewhere else or because you have no choice, it can be a stressful time.
The housing market at the moment is quite slow and it isn’t uncommon for people’s houses to be on the open market for months, some with no viewings whatsoever. Others are getting the viewings, but not clinching the deal.
The Property Buying Company can buy your home off you for a fair price and can complete in a timescale that suits you. However, if you’re not sure which route to take then we’ve pulled together a few simple tips to make your home more appealing and, hopefully, guarantee that sale.
Take Good Quality Photos
Blurry images or a cluttered room can really affect how people view your home. No one expects your house to look like a show home and, sometimes, having a bit of character can help to attract the right buyer. However, you need to get the balance right. Make sure that you keep mess to a minimum and take clear photos that really enable potential buyers to see the space for what it is.
If there are any period or unusual features in the property, such as a vintage-tiled fireplace or a fitted kitchen then make sure these have their own photos and are mentioned in the description of the property. You can really sell a home on its uniqueness so make any unique and quality aspects of the house shine through.
Be realistic. Look at the properties around you and, if any are selling or have sold recently, find out what they’ve been priced at and list yours accordingly. A lot of people think that their property is worth more than maybe it actually is. They’ve invested time and money in the property and it might even have sentimental value to them, but you need to think like a buyer and put your personal feelings aside, where possible.
Consider the parameters of what you would be willing to accept or, even, what you need to make from the sale in order to buy your next property, but be smart. Unless you’ve completely renovated the property or have top-of-the-range fixtures and fittings included in the deal then you’ll need to stay true to what the market is telling you.
Boost Your Potential
You don’t need to completely redecorate, but consider what might make your property more appealing to potential buyers. Could you make the colour scheme more neutral or give the front door a fresh coat of paint so it looks more inviting? Anything that enables viewers to envisage themselves living in that property is what you’re aiming for.
Prospective buyers will fit into one of two categories – keen to renovate or not wanting to renovate at all. If your property requires work then be up front about it. Marketing your property as ‘unmodernised’ or similar will make sure you attract the appropriate buyer. By being as up front as possible, you’ll prevent yourself from a potential chain break, if buyers decide they can’t afford to undertake the work and back out.
Become Your Own Agent
Market your property yourself using an online home seller. There are plenty of them out there at the moment where you pay a one-off fee and could save thousands of pounds IF your house sells. This is a bit of a gamble, especially in the current housing climate, however it gives you slightly more control over who views and, hopefully, buys your home.
If, after all of that, you’re still getting nowhere then get in touch with us. We’ll even include all of the legal fees so what we offer you is what you’ll get.