An Essential Guide to Selling Your Property!

an-essential-guide-to-selling-your-propertyFor many people the thought of selling their property can be extremely daunting. If you’re unsure of the property market, need to make a fast sale or are hoping to buy and sell at the same time, you may feel anxious, stressed and nervous about the whole process. However, you can rest assured that selling your home doesn’t have to be a negative experience.

Here at James Rigby Property Blog we’ve created an invaluable guide to getting the most from your property, with handy hints on everything from choosing the right estate agent to preparing your house for sale and accepting an offer.

The Buyer’s First Impression Counts

Before organising photographs or viewings of your property make sure your home is looking in top condition from the garden up to the attic. Nobody wants to lose potential value on their property through neglect, but by displaying a messy home which appears unkempt and unloved you may have to settle for a lower price or not sell your property at all.

Cover the basics and maintain the condition of your home from the minute it’s valued in order to attract the widest number of potential buyers. There are a number of preparations you can make to give your house extra appeal, making your property more sought-after and desirable as a home.

Interior Home Improvements

  • Clean thoroughly beyond your normal level of cleanliness and make everything shine. Don’t forget to tackle the skirting boards, fixtures and fittings, carpets, floors and windows.
  • Be aware of smells such as cigarettes and pet odour. Try to eliminated bad odours before any viewings.
  • Create space by getting rid of any clutter, clear out wardrobes of unnecessary items and move excess furniture into storage. Any rooms which are looking shabby may require a fresh coast of paint, new door handles, soft lighting or a vase full of flowers to appear more attractive to buyers.
  • Take time to check for leaking taps, broken lamps, rough carpet edges, cracks in the plasterboard or crooked tiles. By fixing any unsightly objects your house will seem in perfect working order and ready to be bought.

Exterior Home Improvements

Interested parties will get a clear first impression of your home as soon as they walk up to the front door. That’s why you should make an effort to give the outside as much attention as the interior of your home. If you’re hoping to sell your property, compare your home’s exterior with the following property advice and decide if it’s ready for viewing.

  • Move piles of rubbish and bins so that they can’t be seen.
  • Give your house number a polish or lick of paint and make sure it can be clearly seen by the public.
  • Get out the lawnmower, garden shears and trimmer. Remove the weeds, plant some new flowers or plants and tidy up any rough areas of ground.
  • Check the window frames and door and give them a fresh coat of paint if necessary.
  • Fill in any unsightly holes or cover up any marks on the walls or driveway.

There are a number of ways you can make the interior of your home more attractive too, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. By spending a little extra on your home you could sell more quickly and get a better price.

Revitalising Your Home

  • Clean thoroughly beyond your normal level of cleanliness and make everything shine. Don’t forget to tackle the skirting boards, fixtures and fittings, carpets, floors and windows.
  • Be aware of smells such as cigarettes and pet odour. Try to eliminated bad odours before any viewings.
  • Create space by getting rid of any clutter, clear out wardrobes of unnecessary items and move excess furniture into storage.
  • Any rooms which are looking shabby may require a fresh coast of paint, new door handles, soft lighting or a vase full of flowers to appear more attractive to buyers.
  • Take time to check for leaking taps, broken lamps, rough carpet edges, cracks in the plasterboard or crooked tiles. By fixing any unsightly objects your house will seem in perfect working order and ready to be bought.

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