Buying a house is such a massive expense and people won’t take it lightly. It’s likely that people are going to be reluctant to pay the asking price unless you impress. There’s a lot of houses on the market at the moment so making yours stand out can be difficult, but not impossible. There are a lot of factors outside of your control that might make it harder to sell. If you aren’t in a great area, there isn’t much you can do about it. However, the state of the house itself is within your control. If you take the time and effort to spruce up the house before viewings, you should be able to close a deal in no time. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you wow potential buyers.
Get The Price Right
If you are asking too much, you aren’t going to get many offers. Similarly, if you are asking too little then you will be selling yourself short. It’s difficult to know how much to put your house on the market for so it’s best to get your house valued by a professional. You should also look at other homes for sale in the surrounding area to get an idea of what they have been going for.
A Nice Garden
The garden will be a potential buyer’s first impression of the property. First impressions are everything and if you don’t make a good one, then they will be entering the house with a negative viewpoint before they’ve even seen anything. Even if they do like it, they might still be put off. There’s no need to do anything to over the top, just make sure that everything is neat and well kept, and put in a few nice flowers to give it a homely feel.
The Front Door
You would be surprised how much difference a front door can make. Everybody has a boring brown one, why not try painting yours with a more exciting color? It will make your house stand out from the rest of the street.
Bad lighting can really ruin the aesthetic of a home, no matter how nice it is. If a house looks gloomy and dark, buyers won’t be able to imagine themselves living there. Use more modern, brighter lights to really open up the space. If a room is still too dark, a few well-placed lamps should be able to sort it out.
A messy house is always a real turn off. If there is clutter everywhere when people come to view the house, it will make it look a lot smaller than it actually is. Make sure you get rid of anything that isn’t necessary and keep everything as tidy as possible.
Pets are a tricky issue when you’re selling your home. Some buyers might love animals, so they wouldn’t mind having a dog running around. Unfortunately, there is always the danger that they might be more interested in your furry friend than the house itself. It will be even worse if you are showing the house to somebody that is allergic to your pet. They certainly won’t be left with a good impression. To be on the safe side, you should keep the pets out of the house for viewings.