Top Tips for Selling
If you are thinking of selling your home, you probably have two things on your mind — sell the house for the best price and in the fastest time. You can do several things to make your home more valuable and appealing to potential buyers. The good news is that increasing the value of your home doesn’t require a massive investment of time and money.
Selling your home in the shortest possible time and for an attractive selling price requires some preparation. Before listing the property, do minor repairs to improve kerb appeal and first impressions. However, it’s also crucial to choose the right estate agent to value your home at a competitive purchase price.
Here are our top tips for selling your home:
Putting a Plan in Place
Selling your home requires having a good plan to maximise its value and speed up the selling process. So, it’s a good idea to research the local housing market.
For example, what have comparable homes in the area sold for in the past six months? How long do properties in the neighbourhood spend on the market? Do you want to sell your home in a chain? Or will it be better to sell and then temporarily rent a place while searching for your next one?
Adding Value to Your Home
The best way to add value to your home is to do minor repairs and renovations. For example, a fresh coat of paint in neutral colours will appeal to potential buyers because rooms appear larger and lighter. Additionally, ensure and get rid of any holes in walls, replace cracked tiles, sort squeaking floorboards and fix dripping taps.
Pay attention to your home’s exterior. First impressions last. Therefore, maximising kerb appeal is vital if you want to get the best deal on selling your home. In addition, tidying up the garden, painting the fence and making sure the roof is in good condition are essential pre-selling tasks.
Choosing an Estate Agent
Choosing a good estate agent is critical for a quick sale and the best price. Here at Peter Heron, we are dedicated to ensure that our clients experience a high standard of service and to keep you updated throughout the process.
Our team will advise you on the best marketing price for your property and offer a range of additional services to make your selling process easier.
Book a Free Property Valuation With Peter Heron
Before selling a house, most homeowners typically get a free online valuation. However, that is only a rough estimate and can be a long way off a realistic property valuation in your area. Therefore, it’s always advisable to book a property valuation with a local estate agent.
Booking your free valution with Peter Heron is easy – simply click here and book in a date that is best suited for you and our team will take it from there.
Preparing Your Property for Viewings
A vital part of selling your home is getting the property ready for viewings. This is because active buyers want to envisage themselves living there. There are a few simple ways to stage your house for sale.
Declutter your home. To increase your home’s attractiveness to potential buyers, remove as much clutter as possible. This means removing bulky furniture, clearing unnecessary items from tables and worktops and putting all personal things into storage. The goal is to have a home that looks lived in without being too personal.
It’s a smart idea to remove two-thirds of closet and cupboard space to reduce clutter and increase potential storage space.
Add as much natural light as possible. Before buyers arrive, open all curtains and blinds to let in natural light. Or, if it’s an evening viewing, turn on all lights. Good lighting helps to maximise each room’s potential.
Make rooms attractive. Putting a few nice touches in rooms can help to increase the appeal to buyers. For example, fresh flowers in the hallway, new towels in the bathrooms and the aromas of baked bread and fresh coffee in the kitchen are enticing for buyers.
Clean each room. Before a viewing, it’s essential to clean each room and open the windows to let fresh air in. Do you have a pet? In that case, it is a good idea to get a pet sitter and ensure the house is free of pet hair and dander.
Are You In a Chain Transaction?
Selling a property in a chain transaction can be a frustrating experience. And it’s not viable for every seller to get out of the chain. So here are some selling tips if you’re selling in a chain transaction:
- When accepting an offer from someone in a chain, kindly inform them you will continue showing the property until their chain is finished.
- If selling a property in a chain, offer your seller a non-refundable deposit to show you are serious about the purchase.
- Offer to exchange contracts with your buyer if your vendor isn’t ready.
- Consider renting or staying with family and friends between selling and buying.