When it comes to selling a house, the idea is to get it sold as quickly as possible. This is because the longer you leave your property on the market, the lower its value becomes, and with property prices falling, there are a few things you can do for a quick sale.
Whether you do it yourself or hire a tradesman from places like Rated People, we’ve highlighted a few ways to help the sale of your house go through quicker, below.
The first thing you need to do is have a deep clean. From the skirting boards and under the beds to those corners that you’ve always meant to tackle but haven’t got around too – you’ll need to clean it thoroughly. This will allow potential buyers to see the full potential of the house, without the distraction of a bit of dirt or dust.
Moving home is a great time to sort through all that stuff you don’t want anymore. It’ll allow you to not only clear out a load of things for when you move into the new house, but by getting rid of loads of bits and bobs it’ll make the house look a lot emptier, allowing those that come to view it to see the potential. This is always a great idea because if a house is too cluttered, viewers can’t see what they’d be able to do with it themselves, but with less stuff hanging around, they’ll be able to see the full potential.
A little re-decorating will also go a long way. By adding fresh paint to the walls, it’ll help to remove any dirt, scratches or scuffs, and give the whole place a new lease of life. It’ll also help to persuade the new buyers as they won’t have to immediately redecorate, due to the walls looing bright and fresh. With that in mind, try and keep the surroundings as neutral as possible.
From those little cosmetic touches such as broken lightbulbs to things a little more serious, like a chipped sink or a broken door, these will need fixing. If someone comes to view a house and they see lots of elements broken or in bad shape, they may instantly decide they don’t want it, or if they do want it, it could result in them offering less due to the amount they’ll have to pay to fix things. Most things won’t cost too much, so get it fixed, because the longer it’s on the market, the less it’ll be worth.