When the time comes that you decide to put your house on the market you want to ensure that you are going to be in the best possible position to be able to sell your house as quickly as possible and as close to your asking price.
There are various things you should look into having done before you put your house up for sale and allow people to come and view your home.
This article will discuss some of the main things to consider doing before your house goes on the market and the benefit of doing so.
Homeowners often neglect their home’s exterior. But when it comes to selling your house and having people come and view your home, your home’s exterior is going to be what their first impressions are based on, and in most cases first impressions are the most important.
Having your roof cleaned can really transform the way in which your home looks. If someone comes to view your home and sees moss and any other types of growth forming, it might have a negative effect on their first impression. As well as this, it can lead to questions in regards to the condition of the roof itself. This is due to the fact that certain growths can cause water damage and can go deep within the shingles of your roof. If this is left for too long it can affect the ability your roof has to protect your home.
As well as having a clean roof you should also consider ensuring that your windows are clean on the outside as well as the inside. Not only will someone who is coming to view your house be able to see your dirty windows upon pulling up, they will also be able to pick up on this if they are looking out of your windows from the inside.
You can also boost the appeal of your home by ensuring any garden areas are nicely presented. This can include making sure your grass is cut, any weeds are removed as well as any bushes or hedges are nicely trimmed and cut back.
Part of the process of putting your house on the market involves having someone come and take photos of the inside of your home. These photos are often going to play a part in influencing the decision someone might make to book a viewing of your home. Therefore removing any clutter from the sides and windowsills can really help.
If someone is looking to move house it is quite possible they have outgrown their current space and are looking to upgrade. If your home is cluttered you are giving the impression that you have also run out of space in your home. And this can lead to potential buyers questioning if your home has the storage and space that they are looking for.
Another negative factor of not decluttering your home before you put it up for sale can mean that viewers are more focused on the clutter than what is actually important about the home. For example a viewer might not take into account the space and amount of light in a room if there are lots of things to distract them.
Decluttering your home does not mean you have to get rid of everything you own. You want to ensure rubbish, or items that are out of place are in relevant homes instead of collecting dust on the side and that you’re keeping items that you plan to keep even after you move out.
Be Open and Honest:
If you feel as though the house you are trying to sell is not modern and needs work, then that is how you should market it. If you set your asking price and market your home as needing work you are letting any potential buyer know you have taken that into account when it comes to the asking price of the home.
You also want to be honest about what is staying with the house, and what is going with you when you leave. For example things like luxury fireplaces and certain light fixtures might be what draws someone to your house. By stating at the start that these items will not be included will avoid any confusion and disappointment, as well as saving time further down the line.
If you do not do this and a potential buyer comes and views your home and says that it needs work, they can use this opportunity to lower their offer. Having a house which is unmodern and needs work done, does not have to be a negative, as there are loads of people out there looking for houses to rip apart and make more modern.
Before putting your house on the market you want to make sure that it is done right and gives you the best chance to sell your house quickly and at the price you are looking for.
First impressions count and seeing pictures of a poorly presented house, or turning up to a viewing and seeing the house needs a lot more work that you expected can have an impact on how your house sells. This is why you want to ensure that the interior and the exterior of the house are as presentable as possible as well as being honest about any work that may need doing.
These factors will ensure that your house leaves a good impression and people are aware that you have taken everything into account when it comes to the asking price.