Thinking of selling your home? Well, you had better prepare yourself for a bumpy ride! If there’s anything as difficult as buying a home, it’s got to be selling one. If you’re selling via an agent, you have to put up with essentially being the middleman. Plus, if you are unlucky you may find that some of the estate agent stereotypes are true! But if you choose to sell privately, you have to put up with marketing your property all on your own and having to be there for viewings day in day out. Neither is ideal for you and your family’s life – which is why selling your house quickly and efficiently is the most important thing. But just how do you make a house more sellable? After all, buyers are very specific about what they want. Thankfully, there are certain things you can do to make your home irresistible to every buyer on the market – whatever your timescale or budget!
Sprucing Up the Kitchen
When it comes to selling your home, you’re not really selling two master bedrooms, a large bathroom, and three other rooms. It’s actually all about selling the kitchen. Buyers know that remodeling a kitchen would be a huge price to pay on top of their asking price. So if your kitchen is impractical or outdated, you may find that many potential buyers are put off. If you want to prevent this from happening, you may need to put your money where your mouth is, so to speak. Investing a few thousand pounds in new kitchen counters may seem counterproductive at the time. But when you consider that having a good kitchen could see you get 85% of your money back, it’s totally worth it. Even if you can’t afford to completely remodel the kitchen, giving it a lick of neutral paint will present it as a blank canvas to the buyer and they will be more inclined to make a deal.
Giving a Good First Impression
Don’t forget about the exterior of your home before opening it up for viewings. As soon as that ‘for sale’ goes up in your front yard, prospective buyers will be thinking about whether it’s worth putting an offer in. An immaculate interior doesn’t make up for a neglected exterior, so if your’s is a little lackluster, don’t hesitate to remodel it. Contact a trusted company like Lakeside Exteriors who will be able to help you envision a stunning exterior that will grab a buyer’s attention right away.
Hiding Your Pets
To you, your pet is the ultimate sign of a cozy, lived-in home. You can’t imagine life without your precious dog or moggy, and you’re sure that they will warm the hearts of any potential buyers. Wrong! Unfortunately, as much as you love your pet, not everyone will feel the same. A lot of people simply don’t like animals and have a conception that they are dirty. If you are planning on having an open house, send your pet to a pet hotel or to a friend’s for the day and conceal any litter trays and food bowls as best you can.