Selling your home can be stressful especially if you are keen to move quickly. Sometimes selling a home comes down to luck but more times than not there are simple things which you can do to make your home more appealing. If you are looking to sell your home or have been trying to sell for a while, then keep reading for our tips on how to increase your chances on selling your home.
- Choose the right time to sell
Spring has always been the traditional time to sell your home. For homeowners looking to sell, this has its pros and cons. The housing market generally takes an upwards trend at this time yet because there is so much on the market at this time it can be difficult to sell. The better weather in the spring and summer can also make your home seem more appealing. Throughout the summer, the school holidays can stall transactions, so it is better to get it on the market as early as possible. Autumn is probably the second-best time to sell after spring with no major holidays and the weather is still good. If possible, homeowners should avoid selling their home in the winter but if you need to then try and wait until the new year.
It may seem like one of the most obvious things to do when selling your home but not everyone does it. A lot of the time buyers think a property is not suited to them when really, they can’t envision themselves in it because its full of the current owner’s things. Taking a few hours to get rid of as much clutter as possible can make all the difference when it comes to selling, instantly making your home more appealing.
Outdated furniture or wallpaper can be off putting for buyers. Sprucing up your home a little before selling will not only make your home more appealing but also add value to your property. Add a quirky touch to your home with vertical radiators or simply adding a contemporary light fitting is a great way to add that special something to your home, making it more memorable and attractive to buyers.
- Do Up Your Garden
Decluttering your home is important, but it is equally as important to make sure your garden is presentable. If your garden is looking a bit worse for ware, now is time to sort it out. This doesn’t mean you have to give your garden a complete make over. Simple tasks like keeping the grass cut or making sure your weeds are tended to can make all the difference.
- Make Your Home More Eco Friendly
With energy companies continuously increasing their prices and governments putting more and more pressure on home owners to cut their energy consumption having an eco-friendly house could be the reason a buyer picks your home over someone else’s. This could be as simple as replacing outdated insulation to adding solar panels. Not only will this make your home more appealing it will also add value to your property.