Selling your home can be a stressful and frustrating experience. If you’re trying to sell your house, there are some easy changes you can make to help make your house more appealing to a potential buyer. Contact KM Home Buyers to get your house on the market and ready to sell.
10 Tips to Get Your House Ready to Sell
- Consider curb appeal. Your house needs to look appealing from outside as soon as a potential buyer arrives. Make sure the front garden is at least tidy, with no overgrown or dead plants. Give the fence or front door a fresh coat of paint to make it look smarter and maybe add a few pots near the door.
- Declutter. Your buyer wants to be able to imagine themselves in the house, so try and have a clear out. For moving, getting rid of unwanted clutter is a great idea before packing. Thin out and put away some personal items from around your home so buyers can picture what it would like with their things in it.
- Give tired rooms a fresh coat of paint. If you have rooms with bright or unusual colors on the walls, consider repainting in a more neutral shade. While you may love your dramatic feature wall, a buyer might not, so it’s best to start with a blank slate.
- Deal with any repairs that need doing, so a buyer isn’t put off by a leaking tap or a cupboard door that needs rehanging.
- Have a deep clean before viewings so your home is presented in the best way to encourage a sale. Keep on top of the cleaning while you’re trying to sell so a grubby house doesn’t turn off a buyer.
- Appeal to a buyer’s senses. Is your house cold? Turn up the heat a little so a buyer doesn’t wonder whether the house is always an ice box. Be aware of any smells. Empty the bins before a viewing, and get rid of any cooking smells with candles, open windows or classic selling tricks like brewing coffee.
- Depersonalize. Pretend your house is the show home, and hide away some items like family photos. Your buyer doesn’t want to see ten years of vacation pictures, so streamline personal items. Instead, hang mirrors to make rooms feel larger and lighter, or opt for cheap, but impersonal, art.
- Spruce things up a little with some accessorizing. If your kitchen needs updating, put on new door knobs to give it a more modern look without investing in a new kitchen just to sell. Fill empty corners with some plants, and add cheerful cushions to beds or sofas to add some prettiness.
- Don’t forget the garden. You don’t need an amazing garden, but make sure it’s tidy. Mow the lawn, trim back any plants and tidy away any pet or kids’ toys. Put out a couple of seats so potential buyers can picture themselves enjoying the garden.
- If you home has an allocated parking space, move your car so someone coming to view the house can park easily when they visit. This has the bonus of making it clear how easy parking is. And while it can cost more than you would wish to invest, hiring insurance restoration contractors to get an estimate to replace gutters and roof shingles is worth doing now. If eagle-eyed buyers spot problems with the home they will offer less, so you may as well make those fixes sooner rather than later.