For any homeowner looking to sell their property, there are several tried and tested methods to help you stand out from the competition and attract more buyers. Some quick and simple steps can help make your home appealing to future buyers. Remember: you are not just selling a building, but a lifestyle, so with that in mind, let’s look at some of the ways to help get your property sold quickly.
Hire a Quality Estate Agent
Getting the right estate agent is an essential first step towards selling your property. Letting agents Erdington will be able to give you a realistic valuation of your property and help you make your property more appealing to potential buyers. Remember that the estate agent is responsible for all the marketing of your property, so don’t be tempted to simply accept the one with the lowest rate. Instead, engage the services of an estate agent that has an excellent reputation.
Garden and Outdoor Space
The front and back gardens are an important aspect of any sale, as they are often the first thing that potential buyers will see when they come to your property. Therefore, it is crucial that your grass is cut, and your bins are hidden. Think of ways to make your outdoor space look appealing. Remember that you are selling a lifestyle. Comfortable chairs with cushions and throws can help bring an element of luxury to your outdoor space and have potential buyers imagining themselves enjoying a cool drink outside on balmy summer evenings. A lit firepit, ice bucket or even an outdoor table laid for alfresco dining will complete the image. Let your creativity run wild with your outdoor space.
How your house looks from the outside is equally important, so consider giving your front door a fresh lick of paint and having the windows all cleaned.
Inside Your Property
Some simple styling on the inside can also work wonders to create an inviting space that people can’t wait to live in. Firstly, it is important to ensure that your house is clean and tidy from top to bottom. Hide all the clutter, place shoes and coats in cupboards and make sure storage spaces are neat and orderly. Make sure all the beds are made to perfection (imagine a bed in a hotel room) and that fluffy, clean towels hang in all the bathrooms. Lay the table for dinner with your best plates, napkins and glassware and turn on lamps around the house to give a warm, inviting glow.
Remember to appeal to all the senses and hide any unpleasant smells. Many sellers swear that baking bread or brewing coffee can help towards sealing the deal, but failing that, the use of scented candles and essential oils can certainly help to make your home smell welcoming. Bunches of seasonal flowers dotted around the house can also make the difference. If you have a fireplace, make sure it is lit in the winter months.