Dec 23, 2021
Moving is known to be one of the most stressful life events. With arranging finance, looking for the right property and selling your old one, there are a whole host of matters to tend to. Having a constant stream of people view your property can be another major inconvenience and one that you ideally want to tie up as soon as possible. To take the stress out of the process and to speed things along, here are some helpful tips for selling your home fast.
One of the most effective ways to make your house appealing to buyers is by tending to its exterior. First impressions count and your home is no exception. Before setting foot inside, potential buyers should be impressed with the state of your home’s outer appearance.
The wow factor or curb appeal of your home can be easily achieved with some attention to detail. Hire the services of a gardener or handyman in London to help you take care of the following matters:
- Repair any damage to the roof
- Give your front door a fresh coat of paint
- Clean the gutters and windows
- Mow the lawn
- Trim any trees, shrubs and overgrown hedges
- Upgrade your mailbox
- Power wash your deck
Spending time on these finishing touches will be well worth the investment and will help your home stand out proudly from the rest.
Before you open your home to the viewing public, it's important to have all simple repairs completed. Expect potential buyers to flick light switches and open windows so make sure the electrics are working well and your windows open and seal closed properly.
Fix faulty door handles and tighten leaky faucets. Remove any stains on your carpets or walls and replace any old or damaged wallpaper. These minor repairs don’t have to cost too much time or money, and may make all the difference when it comes to clinching a sale.
Hire a Professional Photographer
In the housing market, photography can make a big difference in how quickly a house sells. According to the National Association of Realtors 2017 study, on average, homes that are listed with one photo spent 70 days on the market, whereas a home with 20 photos spent just 32 days on the market.
This is why a selection of high-quality photographs that showcase your home and its features in the best light will work wonders in attracting potential buyers to your home. This is especially important in this day and age when most people are viewing properties online.
Enticing photographs of your home can lead to someone deciding to arrange a viewing of your home or looking past your property as they scroll on.
For Sale Sign
A simple and obvious suggestion that is easily overlooked is the humble ‘for sale ‘ sign. What better way to tell the world your home is on the market than by putting a sign up in front of your home to alert neighbors and passersby.
A ‘for sale’ sign also makes it easier for people to find your house when it comes to viewings.
Follow these four tips to secure a speedy sale of your home.