No matter how long your home has been on the market, there are a few top tips you can take advantage of to help speed the sale process along. Autumn is one of the best months of the year to have your house up for sale as many people will want to get the sale completed before Christmas and you can take advantage of keen buyers.
In our latest post, we take a look at some great ways you can entice buyers and help the sale of your home get pushed through more quickly
Make The Season Work for You
When selling a house, you want people to be able to imagine themselves living in the house and being comfortable. Autumn is when the weather starts to turn colder and the cosy things in life such as hot chocolate, log fires and blankets become more appealing.
Make your home feel welcoming to prospective buyers by taking advantage of the decor of this season. Buyers are often attracted to the perceived lifestyle that comes with a home. If possible, have the heating on in time for the arrival of your prospective buyers to give them a warm welcome and make viewing the house comfortable. Going a step further, you may even ask your estate agent to put certain lights on in dark rooms or light a couple of candles to help you show your house off in the best way.
First Impressions Count
This old adage is ever prevalent when it comes to selling a house. It is said that many buyers make their mind up about a house within the first five minutes. Consequently, making sure the front of your house is in good condition is a must.
If you don’t have a front garden, make sure the drive or pathway is clear from leaves and debris, give your front door a clean and ensure all windows are clear and free from smears. Where necessary, mow the grass and trim back any hedges.
De-personalise Your Home
Whilst homely touches such as candles, throws and artwork can often entice a buyer, photos of children or family members can make it hard for prospective buyers to envision their own belongings in the house, making them feel as though they are imposing when viewing each room. Whilst a couple of photos here and there won’t hurt, a wall full of school photos and memorable occasions may be off-putting.
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