There is no doubt that selling your home can be incredibly stressful. The weight of managing the endless number of maintenance jobs, the emotional upheaval, and the financial uncertainty will surely bear down on your shoulders. However, with the right preparation, advice, and team on your side, the process is absolutely feasible, and maybe even easy to achieve.
Here are some tips to help make the task of selling your house that much easier and hopefully achieve the results you want too!
Pay attention to the Kitchen and Bathroom
Research shows that these are among the first places a buyer will look when considering the purchase of a house. Renovating these areas can be quite expensive and are of course considered the most important rooms in a functional home, so it is clear that the buyer will want to make sure they are ready for use. If you do not have the financial means to renovate the kitchen and bathroom completely, you can opt for some simple changes.
Installing new tapware is a great start. Or consider fitting a walk-in shower. The tiles could be redone or at least cleaned, and finally, make sure a fresh coat of paint is applied to the walls. It would also be a good idea to increase the storage space in these areas - you can use floating shelves or hooks for the purpose. These simple and relatively cost-effective tasks will no doubt add value to your property.
Making use of the services of a suitable real estate agent
In itself - the sales process can be nerve-wracking! A reliable and reputable sales agent can make the whole task simpler and a whole lot less stressful for you. invest your time (and money) in finding an experienced and professional real estate agent, someone who understands the market and is willing to listen to your demands and requirements. Try to find an agent who has a record of making successful sales and has a reputation for supporting their clients through the process.
Increase the appeal of your house
Just before putting your property on the market, you need to think about broadening the appeal of your place. If you are selling your property furnished, you might want to update the furniture or perhaps making a few subtle changes would do the trick. Prospective buyers need to be attracted to the property in its entirety - all the bits and bobs that make a house a home. One of the most important factors in successful real estate is understanding that it is standard-setting appeals to most people. We all know the old adage - “what you put in - you get out!”
Impress with the entrance
The entrance of your house should be such that buyers cannot help but want to step inside. Simple measures go a long way. Make effort in the small thing - make sure the front garden is mowed or cleaned, the bins need to be hidden or at least emptied, and any other trimmings/decor could be rearranged or organised. You might even want to repaint the front door. Make potential buyers feel that this is the place they will always feel at home.
Through the support and assistance of your estate agent, you need to make sure that the buyer appreciates the versatility and attention to detail of the property. Every room should be in use, and every nook and corner of the house should have something to offer.
It might seem like a lot of work, but in the end, the added value will make the ease and potential increased profit of the sale worth it.