Selling your house can be a stressful time, there are several key tips you can do to help maximise your chances of selling successfully.
- Improve curb appeal
Invest some time and effort in enhancing the exterior of your home – ensure the lawn is mowed, garden maintained and the front of the house is clean and tidy.
- Make necessary repairs
Address and fix any obvious maintenance issues before listing your home. Repair any broken windows, cracked tiles, or leaky taps! A well-looked-after home will give the buyer confidence.
- Stage your home
Be sure to showcase your home’s best features. For example, arrange furniture in a way that maximises space and lets plenty of light in. You could even hire a professional home stager.
- Declutter and depersonalise
Remove excess clutter and personal items – buyers want to be able to envision them living in the house. Keep the décor neutral, organised, clean, and welcoming.
- Price it right
Overpricing can put buyers off, while underpricing may result in lost revenue. It’s important to set a realistic and competitive price for your home based on its condition, location, and market trends. Consult an estate agent for guidance.
- Market effectively
Make sure you use different channels to market your home. Include online listings, professional photography, virtual tours, and social media platforms as this will gain a larger reach and wider audience. Ask your Estate Agent about their marketing approach.
- Highlight unique selling points
Identify and emphasise the unique features and benefits of your home. Showcase any recent renovations, energy-efficient upgrades or desirable amenities.
- Be flexible with showings
Try to accommodate potential buyers’ schedules by being flexible with times – the more accessible your home is for viewings, the higher the chances of attracting serious buyers.
- Respond promptly
Answer enquiries quickly, or any communication related to the sale – this shows commitment and professionalism.
- Negotiate wisely
Be prepared for offers or counteroffers. Work closely with your Estate Agent to evaluate each offer and consider various factor beyond the sale price.
One last tip – remember to have your mortgage agreed so that you are ready to move. Selling a house can take time, so be patient and remain proactive and responsive throughout the whole process.