If you have decided to sell your house, then you want to make it as desirable as possible. This might mean making that the kids are running around when people come to look around or finally completing those renovations or DIY projects you’ve been putting off. Whatever you feel you need to do, don’t forget these points as they can make selling your house much easier.
Clean and Tidy
This one should go without saying, but you need to clean and tidy before you have a house viewing. If you have clutter everywhere and the place feels dusty or dirty, then people will struggle to see past this and are far less likely to want to buy your home. If the place is untidy or dirty, then they will also think that you haven’t maintained the house properly and this again makes your chances of making a sale drop towards zero. If you need to, you should hire a professional cleaner to come and thoroughly clean your house. You want it to look as neat and tidy as possible and for viewers to be able to imagine their own furniture and belongings in the house as much as possible. This will be easier if you do it as you go along or in small chunks, but a dirty and untidy house is almost impossible to sell.
Fix All The Broken Things
This one relates to the point above, but if you have broken things in the house, then you should fix them. For example, if your garage door is broken you need to get it fixed. People do not want to move into a house full of broken parts. However, if you need to sell your home fast and don’t have time to fix it up or get proper viewings, then you could always use a fast cash offer. These are places that will buy your house regardless of its condition. The only problem with this type of sale is that your home will sell for far less, but it is an option if you need to sell fast. It is still worth fixing as many broken things in your home as possible. Although if it is items that you own and are taking with you to your new house, then they don’t need to be a priority. Instead, focus on what a house viewer will see and use.
It is likely that your home could use a new lick of paint. This might be in one of the rooms or on the outside of the house. Either way, you can make your home look far more presentable and make it more likely to sell if you spend a few hours repainting it. You are probably best matching the color you already have for the sake of time and consistency, but if you can’t find the right shade or think another color will work better then go with that. When you are repainting parts of your house, make sure that you don’t splatter paint onto the skirting board, floor or other areas that don’t want paint on them. This will defeat the object of repainting and give another job to do. You will be surprised the difference a little paint can make.
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