Selling your house can be a stressful but exciting process to go through, as you will be advancing up the property ladder. It is important that homeowners put a lot of effort into selling their home in a decent and appealing state. The search for a new home can often get in the way, however both things should be treated with equal importance. Houses are our biggest assets so we expect to get a good price for them. However, if you are not selling the house in the right condition you will not meet your price expectations. Check out these simple tips to consider when selling your home.
Groom your garden
Having a pleasant exterior will help take the pressure off the interior of the home if the garden areas are up to high standards. If you neglect the outside of your home you are at risk of deterring interest. The front of the house is extremely important, as this will determine the first impression to the potential buyer. Good landscaping will rocket your price, helping improve the overall feel of the home positively.
Repaint front door
The entrance to your home has to look appealing. You want draw people in and give them that instant gut feeling that this is a place they want to live. If your front door has not been painted in a while, give it a fresh lick of paint in a tasteful and inviting colour. Having a strong and appealing front door gives you a head start in the game.
Brighten up the hallway
As your potential buyer steps through the door of your home, you want them to be greeted with positivity. Make sure your hallway is attractive and without clutter. Paint the walls white or a neutral colour to create a fresh and crisp feel to the entrance. If your hallway is narrow, place a large mirror on one side of the hall to help create the illusion of space. Put a vase of fresh flowers on the hallway side table to finish off the look.
Neutral colour schemes
When selling your home it is important to remember that not everyone has the same taste as you. Deep and rich wall colours may suit someone’s taste, but may be the polar opposite of others. Play it safe with colour and opt for neutral and calming hues for a more universal finish.
Tidy and organised
Make sure that your house is clutter free before allowing any potential buyers in to the home. People will instantly be deterred from a home filled with a clutter. It not only prevents them from getting a proper feel of the space in each room, but also paints a bad image of the owner. If you have outgrown your home then get rid of unnecessary clutter and put stuff in to storage if you have to. You want your home to look tidy so that viewers can see the full potential of the house.
If you are having a house viewing from a potential buyer and you have pets, it is advised to keep them out of the way. Many people adore animals. On the other hand, there are plenty of people that detest pets. Potential buyers may be allergic or have phobias, so to be on the safe side keep the pets outside or at a friend/relation’s house.
It is vital that there is no dust or dirt in sight, as this can jeopardize the selling of your home. If the potential buyer finds that the house is filthy, they are not going to want to part with a lot of money for it. Get your carpet professionally cleaned, and get help from a team of friends or relatives to make sure every inch of the house is spotless. You want to make your house look it’s absolute best to be in shot of receiving your price expectation.
At Eatons, we appreciate that selling your home can be one of the biggest and most stressful decisions to make. We offer expert advise on all legal issues to do with selling your house. For more information visit: http://www.eatons-solicitors.co.uk/property_services.html