Selling your home can be a stressful experience. Why are so many people looking around your home, but no one is making an offer? There are two answers to this question, one, it could be that your price is too high, and two, it could be that your home just isn’t doing enough for them.
So, we’ve set out to answer the ultimate question: How do you make sure that my house is as attractive as possible to buyers?
The first stage is to de-clutter. Not only will this help in the long run when you come to pack, it will also mean that your house looks bigger and airier. However, don’t get too impersonal. Leave carefully edited accessories, photo frames, etc, to make sure your home looks like a happy one.
A fresh lick of paint can help neaten up your home. Changing the colour scheme to more neutral colours can help your viewers imagine your home as a blank canvas, ready for their furniture and style and not yours. However, if you’ve already put your home on the market – this may not be the solution for you.
First impressions really do count, so make sure that your front garden, drive and door all look tidy.
Don’t forget to think about all the senses when it comes to taking people around your home. Make sure that your home smells good by making sure it’s clean and fresh, and by playing soft music will make your home more inviting.
If you have yet to put your house on the market, but you’re worried that you won’t be able to get a good price for your home, then consider home improvements. Things like refreshing the paint, or a new kitchen or bathroom, a conservatory or well-kept garden can really increase the amount that you can ask for. One of the best improvement projects you can do for your home is to replace the roof. According to Total Roofing & Reconstruction, potential buyers are attracted to home with updated roofs because they know it will be years and years before they have to repair it again.
If you are adding more space to your home with the view to increasing its value, always be careful about overdeveloping, and spending more than the value being added to your property.
You might decide you’d like to improve rather than move. If so you could consider a secured loan, like the ones from Nemo Personal Finance, if you lack the capital to pay for the home improvements. However, make sure that the value increase is likely to cover the costs, and to ensure that it’s worth it. A secured loan means that if you do not keep up with your repayments, then your home will be repossessed.
Home improvements can really make a difference to the value of your home, so it could be well worth it.
So there you have it. Follow these tips for house selling success, or improving instead of moving!