Top Tips For Selling Your Home

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  • Start to think of the house as somebody else’s – when you’re doing your home up to sell, remember that your tastes don’t matter anymore. You need to make the property appear as neutral as possible so that potential buyers can easily picture themselves living in it.Start to think of the house as somebody else’s – when you’re doing your home up to sell, remember that your tastes don’t matter anymore. You need to make the property appear as neutral as possible so that potential buyers can easily picture themselves living in it. It’s good to get a set of objective eyes on your property. So, get an inspection from a local contractor like Allstate Roofing and don’t be insulted by the improvements they recommend.

 

  • Don’t skimp on doing the property up – while a few years ago selling a house that was a bit worn around the edges was an easy task, things have changed. Although there are some people that want a ‘project’, many buyers want to move in and have everything ready for them. This means spending that little extra to make the house a bit ‘special’. Even things such as your sinks and taps could mean the difference between selling and not selling, since replacing them would be an unwanted and arduous task for the new owner. Try exploring quality brands for all your homes fittings. If updating your sink look at the latest designs of stainless steel undermount sinks or ceramic undermount sinks. These will give your kitchen a classic uncluttered look that will appeal to any homebuyers. Lots of top manufacturers are now offering ceramic undermount sinks and stainless steel undermount sinks so it should be relatively simple to find one that suits your home and your budget.

 

  • Move out – okay so I understand this isn’t always practical, but if you’re still living in the property, it’s going to be very difficult to keep it in optimum condition for selling. Ideally, you want the home to look like nobody lives there; so if it’s possible to move in temporarily with a friend or family member do it – you may find you sell much quicker than if you’d been living in the property.

 

If moving out isn’t an option, perhaps you could consider moving some of your belongings – simply to ensure the property looks as neat and uncluttered as possible.

 

  • Develop a ‘resume’ for your home – this should include information that the estate agents are unlikely to provide themselves, but that you feel may help sell your home. This may be things like what your neighbours and neighbourhood are like. You might also want to include flattering pictures of your home. For instance – if you’re trying to sell in the winter, pictures of the sun gleaming down on your home can only help.

 

Either give the ‘resume’ to the agents, so they can hand it out to prospective buyers or do it yourself (if you are in while viewings are taking place).

 

  • Check how the estate agents are describing your home – this means checking in their windows and on the internet. Do you have better photos than the ones they are using? Perhaps their photos were taken on a cloudy day, while you have photos taken when the sun was shining.

 

Also, ensure that all the information about your home is correct. If a buyer comes to view your home expecting double glazing on every window, and this isn’t true, they will be highly deterred from making an offer.

Amy Fowler wrote this post on behalf of the Kitchen Appliance Centre. Amy likes to write on subjects related to homes and gardens.