Are you looking towards your next adventure? Have you and your family outgrown your current home? Or perhaps, your children have flown the nest and you’re looking to downsize. Whatever your reasons for moving our tips for selling a house remain the same.
If you’ve not moved for some time you may be a little daunted by the process. You know what you’d look for in a home, but are they the same things prospective buyers will be interested in?
Generally speaking, yes. Everyone is different; if you’re hosting an open day you’ll simply never be able to predict what everyone is looking for. However, there are a few fail-safe tips we can give you, so if someone is looking to buy a home like yours then you’ll be able exhibit it as its best.
It’s surprising how many people don’t clean before a viewing or open day event. If you’re planning on moving then you’ll need to declutter at some point – so get ahead of the game and declutter before you put your property up for sale.
The front door is your metaphorical shop front, it’s the first thing that prospective buyers will see. An old, unkempt door left to chip and peel will be representative of the whole home and its workings.
So repaint the door, replace the letterbox, update the lights outside and add some potted plants either side of the doorway.
Love them or hate them they need to go on a doggy date for the day. This may sound severe but you should consider that people come in three varieties:
– Animal lovers
– Animal haters
– People that are allergic to animals
And these are the three reactions they’ll have:
– Animal lovers will spend more attention on your pet than your home
– Animal haters will be fretting that the smell of wet dog is ingrained in the carpets
– Those that are allergic will be frantically trying to keep a reaction at bay
Don’t just remove the pet either – hide away bowls, leads and toys, hoover up hairs and scrub away muddy paws from the floors.
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