Whether your family has grown again and sadly outgrown your lovely home or you have decided to move for work or to be nearer a better school, the moving process can be a stressful one. This is especially true when you’ve already found your dream home, but you can’t move into it until your current home sells. This can be incredibly stressful, as you’re worried that you’ll lose your new home and not finder a buyer for your old one.
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[ctt template=”4″ link=”acea5″ via=”yes” ]You can take steps to help speed up the process to make a quick sale when selling your home.[/ctt]
The good news is that while you can’t control whether a buyer chooses to make an offer on your home, what you can do is take steps to help speed the process up and make your home more sellable. The fact is that often properties that are for sale simply aren’t sellable enough. However, changing that is easy, it’s just a case of having the knowledge to do so.
Bearing that in mind, below is a guide to the steps that you need to take to ensure a quick sale.
Whitewash your home
If your home features a range of bright, bold colors, or crazy patterns, then you might want to consider whitewashing the paintwork. The fact is that not everyone shares your taste in home decor, and bright or garish decor can put potential buyers off. Plus, darker colors can make rooms feel smaller. Spend a weekend painting the entire property in neutral colors, creating a more neutral space. If you can’t afford to hire a professional painter, make sure to do a good job – no one likes sloppy paintwork.
De-personalize the space
The key to selling success is creating a space that potential buyers can visualise themselves living in. The problem is that seeing your personal effects dotted around, from family photos and unique pieces of wall art to feature walls, can make this hard for potential buyers to do. So it’s best to de-personalize your home as much as possible, be removing all personal items. This will give the buyers more of a neutral space to work with.
Upgrade any outdated areas
There’s nothing worse than visiting a property and seeing that it’s in a state of disrepair. If your home is old and outdated, you will find it much harder to sell for a good price. So it pays to spend some time upgrading old features and areas, to ensure that your home is as sellable as possible. One of these areas that it’s important to take the time to upgrade is your kitchen, which you can learn more about the benefits of in this post. The fact is that if you want buyers to want to purchase your home, it’s vital that you take the time to upgrade any areas of your home that need upgrading, to increase your chances of getting a fast sale at an affordable price.
If you’re selling up and want a quick sale and a fair price, it’s a good idea to take note of the tips above and implement them.
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