Want To Sell Your House?
Selling a property can be difficult, especially now, with many factors having changed over recent years. People have less money to invest, house prices are down and you have to make the most of what you have to offer. Despite this you can still achieve a good price for your property and a fairly quick sale. Here are a few tips on how to boost your property’s potential.
Consider your costs. It can be tempting to go with multiple estate agents, especially if you want to move your house fast, but this is rarely the best way. Using online estate agents is a great way to cut down on these costs and get coverage to a huge market of people looking for houses. You can get advertised on numerous websites for one off fees, with many special offers being available. Even if you are not confident with using the internet it can be done by others on your behalf. All you have to do is give info on your house and it can all be put online.
Think about your target market and the timing of selling your house. This can encapsulate many factors such as local job availability, public transportation, local amenities, how many rooms your house has, if it has a backyard etc. If you are aiming at young professional couples it can be good to consider turning a spare room into an office. If you have a big backyard and are local to schools you can aim for people with children. Spring and autumn are traditionally better times to sell as demand can outstrip the supply, so if you can afford to wait until these times it can boost the money you can get for your house.
The asking price can be a contentious issue, with no two people offering the advice when pricing a house. Using free valuation services is the best way to get a good idea of what you should be asking, even if you then go on to sell the house without an agent.
De-clutter your house. Make sure that your house is clean and tidy and all personal belongings such as those in kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms are hidden away in a cupboard or wardrobe before viewings. If needed, rent a storage unit temporarily. This helps prospective buyers to try and picture their belongings in the property or imagine what they can do to the rooms in your house.
Make a good first impression by making sure that your house is presentable and welcoming. Small things such as picking up papers in view or making sure your pets are out of the way can make better impressions on people. No matter how much you like something, others might not, especially if it involves a barking dog or an unfriendly cat.
Freshen up your decorating. Adding a coat of paint to a room can liven it up. This is especially true if it has been a while since you decorated anyway. Just make sure the paint is dry before people start viewing your house!
If your property is in demand you may start getting pressure from people who really want to buy it. This is good, but can cause stress if you can’t decide who to sell to. You can’t go with who you like the most, or purely which offer is highest. A friendlier buyer may have problems raising the money or ask for extras which you cannot afford. Reversely, someone who offers the most may not be someone you want to sell to. This affects people’s decisions because they want to see their home go to the best possible person, but it is still an investment after all. Try to ask advice from a trusted family member or friend if you feel you may benefit from an outside opinion.
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