Finding a buyer for your home is a pretty easy task these days – especially in London, where between seven and ten home hunters set their hearts on the same property. But things outside the capital seem to be a little different; the property selling process in many other parts of the country often takes months to complete. If you’re currently experiencing the same issues, take a look at these tips (adapted from The Telegraph) on how to sell your home as quickly as possible.
First and foremost, ensure the inside of your house is looking as attractive as possible. You can even hire a “home-staging” firm that prepare your home for sale and make it appealing to as many potential buyers as possible. A home-staging firm will deep-clean your carpets, put fresh flowers on the tables and help with fancy furniture and accessories. Proper staging can help sell a property more swiftly – and possibly for more money.
Make sure your house has ultimate curb appeal as well. Keep in mind that your front door, porch, driveway and front garden should all look presentable; they’re the first thing potential buyers see when they come to view your property.
Vendors should also be ready to accept viewings at short notice and keep their property in good order to make sure they showcase its full potential, even to unexpected viewers. Try to add space wherever possible to create family areas – for example, transform an unused dining room into a second living room or den.
Going for the highest price might sound tempting, but with home selling this might be a mistake that could ruin the process. Seeking the highest price possible will cost you money in the long run if your property is still awaiting its buyer six months after putting it up for sale.
Will you be using any of this advice when selling your home?