Saturday, 4 July 2015

How To Make Your Home Sell Faster

When thinking of selling your home there are things that you need to take into consideration and areas you may need to improve to get the best price for your property.

Curb Appeal Is Important - First Impressions Count
Maintenance

It may sound simple but make sure your house is in a good state of repair. Fix that broken garden gate, get that boiler serviced, repair those cracked tiles and paste any falling wallpaper. Little things that this really do matter. 

Presentation

Make sure your home is sparkling and clean. Clean the grouting in the bathroom, mop, vacuum and wax the floors, high and low dust. Open the windows to get fresh air into the house. If cleaning is not your forte consider hiring a cleaner for a through clean through. 

Buying new towels and soft furnishing that co-ordinate, and adding fresh flowers in the living room can be simple touches that update the feel of the home making it fresh and inviting. 

Declutter

Credit Pomegranate Creations - Homify

If you are a hoarder consider getting rid of some of your clutter and/or packing away some of your personal effects until after you sell your home. Buy some storage containers to hide some of your belongings such as the kids toys until after the viewing.

Limiting clutter will make the home look bigger. Potential owners need to be able to visualise what the property would look like if they were living there.

Curb Appeal

First impressions do count, we hear this said time and time again and it is especially true when selling your home. If the wood is peeling on your door, give it a coat of paint, remove any dead flowers from the garden and if you have a front lawn, mow it. Consider adding pot plants or hanging baskets to the front of the property to get that curb appeal.
Update The Kitchen


Credit Do Design Studio - Homify

The kitchen is at the heart of the home. If your kitchen is in desperate need of updating consider investing in a new kitchen, Ikea and B and Q have some lovely kitchens that won't break the bank or if money is a consideration you could replace the kitchen doors and small appliances for a fraction of the cost.

Renovate The Bathroom

Make the bathroom as appealing as possible to as many people as possible. Hide away your toiletries, buy a new cabinet or two and some new fresh towels. You may love your bright tiles but consider buying tile paint to make them neutral as your taste may not be to everybody's taste. If your bathroom is really old and you are having difficulty in selling your home, a small investment in a new bathroom could mean you get the asking price for your home - it's worth considering.

Tell me do you have any tips on how to sell your home faster?

* A collaborative post all words and opinions are my own
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19 comments

  1. Great tips here. You have said it all.

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    1. Thank you Stella, that's very kind of you to say so.

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  2. Great tips, I'm not selling a home but I'm going to be buying one soon so I'll look out to see if the seller has followed any of your tips! xxx

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    1. You just need to make your home look the best it can.

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  3. We are thinking about selling in a few years time and I need to add a few of these things to my husbands to do list!

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  4. What some fantastic tips - I would have an idea where to start with selling my home! x

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  5. Some great tips in this post. I think decluttering and making your house look more spacious can really help.

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    1. People need to be able to see the potential in your home and if it is full of clutter then that can be difficult to see.

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  6. It is important to sort the problems out - we viewed a house that had an interior door propped up against the wall and a socket hanging off. They were asking more than a neighbouring house and we ended up buying the neighbouring house.

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    1. I totally agree Erica. You need to ensure your property is in the best condition possible to sell it, unless it is obviously a renovation project.

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  7. Great tips, I can't believe how many houses I've seen on the market that are a complete mess!

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    1. I think presentation is key to selling your home.

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  8. Great tips here lovely :) I'd love to sell my hose one day and get a 4 bed! xx

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    1. I think we have the same goals Michelle :)

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  9. I remember when we were selling our previous house, it was so difficult keeping it clutter free! It was small and I'd just had the twins! I remember shoving stuff into every nook and cranny before a viewing lol! Great tips

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    1. It is difficult to keep your home clutter free if you have kids, so storage is the key!

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  10. I love these tips...I really want to move soon but first I need to get rid of loads of clutter and it's a bit overwhelming! I really want to get on top of it soon!

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