Selling your home can be a stressful experience. With so much to organize and do it can be a hard task to know where to start. This article provides five simple tips which will make your home more attractive to prospective buyers, and help you to sell it in a much quicker period of time.
Make the First Impressions Count
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Prospective buyers will often form an opinion on your property within the very first few seconds of pulling up in the driveway. Therefore it is essential that you organize, clean and make the entrance to your home look as good as possible. Make the time to trim all bushes and trees which are positioned in the entrance of your property. Remove all leaves and other debris in these areas too. Make sure that your door is cleaned, and that the light fixtures are working correctly. You can purchase a few things to make the entrance of your home look nicer, such as a pretty new doormat, a hanging basket, or a pair of small olive trees which can be positioned either side of the doorway.
Take half a day to have a thorough spring clean of your entire house. Make sure that every surface, floor and appliance is sparkling clean. The cleanliness of your house is of the utmost importance when it comes to attracting the attention of buyers during a viewing. Also be sure to dust all areas of the house so that there are no unsightly cobwebs anywhere. Be sure to remove any clutter around the house, as clutter will make the house appear smaller. If you do not want to throw it out then you can put it into storage so that it is kept out of sight when you have viewings.
Fix it Up
Take the time to fix any fittings or fixtures which are damaged or broken. Simple things like a leaking tap, a broken light or a cracked tile can all help to give the wrong impression to potential buyers. You can fix most of these issues yourself, or you can hire the help of a local tradesman.
Keep it Neutral
This step requires a little more time and effort than the others but it is worth it in the long run. When people come to look at a house they like to imprint their own style onto it. Therefore it helps to start with a neutral 'shell' in which they can improve on. Bright or unusual colored walls can be off putting to many potential buyers. A simple coat of neutral colored paint will freshen up your home and make it more appealing to buyers.
A few small items can be used to add the finishing touches to your home. A lovely fresh bouquet of flowers will brighten up any room and add a lovely fragrance to the air too. A lit scented candle will make a home feel more cozy.