Selling a house is said to be more one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. How can you make it a little easier on yourself?
1. Address major issues
One of the worst things you can do is invite buyers into your home when you have major structural problems as it will put them off immediately. Problems such as roof damage, pests or even mould will visibly draw the eye and could be a deal-breaker. To avoid any awkward questions, get a builder or other professional in as soon as possible to address the issues. Moreover, having your property sound will mean you can ask a higher price.
2. Take photos
Once your property is ready to sell, it is time to take pictures! Get your house cleaned up, de-clutter and arrange your furniture so you can take eye-catching photos that will attract buyers. Top tips are to take photos at the right time of day, when the light is most flattering and shows the natural light.
3. Be ready for viewings
It’s all very well getting your home looking photo-ready, but what about when visitors come round and want to inspect your living space? You can’t simply hide things out of view, so you may wish to spend time getting your house looking the best it can and even adding a fresh lick of paint if necessary. You want your home to look pretty and clean. Do not overlook the importance of creating a good first impression.
4. Choose your estate agent
The estate agent will play a vital part in your home-selling process, helping you to set your price, market the property to the right people, attract your buyer and guide you through to exchanging contracts and completing. Choosing the right estate agent is therefore very important.
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5. Pick your price
Although your estate agent will offer their input, it is ultimately down to you to choose your desired asking price (within reason). You will be dictated by how the market in your area is, so be sure to do lots of research to find out what your minimum and maximum price might be. Good luck!