When it comes to selling property, there are always two things we hope for as the sellers.
The first, is that the property sells for the market value or above. To some extent, you are held at the mercy of the property market. It’s not always a given that you’re going to get the amount you paid from the property back when you sell it, and market value is subject to change dependant on the state of the market.
The second is, of course, that the property itself sells as quickly as possible. Generally speaking the longer a property listing is on the market, the less attractive it becomes to potential buyers. Likewise, if you’re in a property chain, it can mess things up for you and the buyers and sellers either side of you. The good news is, that you can have some say over how quick your property sells!
First things first, if your main priority is “sell house fast”, then you’ll want to put a lot of your focus on the exterior of your property.
This is often referred to by the pros as kerb appeal – and it very simply means how appealing your property looks from a street view.
Think about it, this is technically the first real impression that potential buyers will get of your home. They may even take it upon themselves to have a drive out to your neighbourhood and take a look before even arranging a viewing. This means the exterior of your property could make or break their decision to take it to the next level.
It doesn’t have to be much. Just simple things like tidying the garden, planting flowerbeds, painting the fence/front door and so on. Anything that makes your property look more presentable is a win.
Second up on our top ten list, is to fix any repairs that may need doing in the home.
It doesn’t matter if you think they’re small. Say you have a dripping tap, for example. You may no longer notice its incessant drip-drip-dripping – but you can bet that potential buyers will.
Not only could this put them off buying a property altogether, but they could also try for a reduced price – neither of which you want. Eliminate the chance of it by making repairs in advance.
Don’t underestimate the power a lick of paint can have on an overall house!
A coat of neutral coloured paint can entirely transform a space, and equally gives potential buyers an opportunity to see the space in its most neutral form. This allows them a blank canvas to work with when imagining their own décor, as well as optimising space.
There’s no denying that as “salesman-like” as they can be, a good estate agent is invaluable.
A good estate agent will have the contacts you need in order to sell your property quickly. Their connections are great to have, so partnering up is no bad thing!
Just be sure to do your research.
Ensuring you have a good property listing is vital if you want to sell your house quickly.
Nowadays, as many as 90% of homebuyers begin their search on the internet, so it’s crucially important that you’re detailed and precise in your property listing.
Alongside your property listing, you’ll need great pictures.
As mentioned, so many people start their search on the internet, so be sure to attract them with high quality, attractive images!
If you’re in a truly time sensitive situation, then you could choose to sell through a quick sale firm.
It can be difficult to set apart the schemers from the professionals, but if you do your research first, it could be an option for you.
Why stop on property websites? Social media is an entirely free way to advertise your property listing, and to reach a wide audience!
And by “update”, we don’t mean renovate!
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and is known to have the power to sway a yes or no out of potential buyers. Simply cleaning appliances, and painting cupboards could have an immense affect on its overall appearance – both in images and in person.
Last of all, but by no means least, remember that presentation is everything.
Think of showrooms, and take heed of what they do. Plumping pillows, laying tables and adding fresh flowers to a space can just put the cherry on top.
Remember, this is for in-person viewings and images online!