Most people buy a house to get capital gains down the track. However, you won’t realise the gains if you aren’t able to sell your house. So no matter how much property prices have gone up, all your patience would be worth nothing if no one’s interested in your home.
To prevent this disaster from happening, why not try these simple tips to help you attract more buyers and sell your house easily without spending too much?
Clean Up Your Act!
Buyers are very discriminating so they tend to size up your house from the lawn down to its darkest corner. To avoid giving off any negative impressions, clean up your entire property before putting it up for sale! This may sound pretty basic, but, believe me, some sellers still manage to present their property as the dirtiest house in the UK even when they’re trying to sell it.
Try starting your clean up drive in the yard, since this area welcomes your guests and buyers and gives off the first impression on your home. Put your best foot forward by sweeping it, cutting the grass, and even planting new trees or flowers.
Next task is decluttering the property for sale. Take away those unnecessary furnishings, toys, dirty laundry, unopened letters, old magazines, brochures, and pretty much everything that’s tucked in the corners of your tables and couches, otherwise your buyers might think that there’s not enough space in your home.
Also, don’t forget to steer away from your property during a viewing. There should be few people and distractions at your house in these events. If you have kids send them to day care or ask somebody to take care of them or if you have pets have someone take them for a walk.
Remove Your Traces
Present your house as a blank slate to the buyers as much as possible. If you want to sell your property fast, the buyers have to imagine themselves living in it, and they can’t do that successfully if a portrait of your kids or your entire family is hanging by the hallway.
Another way of removing your trace is through neutralising the colour of your walls. This means applying wallpaper or paint in the shade of beige, white, or cream. If your house is already painted in these tones then it’s better to keep it that way, but if your walls have wild colours, like electric pink or bright orange, it’s very advisable to change them to neutral tones since buyers may not have the same taste and style as you.
Keep Your House Fresh
Make sure to keep your house smelling good all throughout a viewing. You can accomplish this by buying a vase of fresh flowers could also give life and colour to a room. Another strategy is baking cookies before the appointed time, to give that inviting, hospitable vibe. However, do avoid cooking strong smelling food as that can backfire.
Last but definitely not the least, be accommodating. This doesn’t just mean being hospitable and friendly. While those attributes certainly help to make buyers like you, you also need to know the details that are important to most buyers such as: local schools, transport links and groceries nearby. A house always becomes more appealing whenever buyers feel they have ‘everything’ (or at least have easy access to ‘everything’) they need.
So there you have it – non expensive ways to make your house more attractive to buyers.