We’ve all seen that advert where a family selling their home are asking for advice from Sarah Beeny about what improvements are worth doing in order to get the best price for their home. And whilst we can’t all have an expert like Sarah on hand, there are things we can do that should help us get our asking price in the currently thriving house market.
Ultimately, you don’t want to be spending a fortune on a house that you are trying to sell. but in order to achieve what you want in terms of price, you may need to do a few improvements, both cosmetic, and, in some cases, a little more expansive so that your home is one that stands out to potential buyers as highly desirable.
Here are a few tips for marketing your home like a pro.
Clean lines with just a few touches of personality are the best rooms when it comes to selling your home, so you may need to declutter all those family photographs and keepsakes and put them into storage until you move to your new home.
Clutter can make rooms feel smaller and more claustrophobic, not ideal when you are trying to showcase your home as roomy and airy. It can also showcase your personality, but you are trying to suggest to people how they could live in your home, and how it can become their home, so making rooms seem like a blank canvas is a good idea.
Check out the kitchen
There are some rooms that are very important when it comes to selling your home. The kitchen is probably the most important of them all. For many people this is the heart of the home, and certainly not just for cooking meals in. A decent, modern kitchen may just need a bit of a revamp in terms of accessories in order to make it saleable, but if your kitchen is very dated, you could pick up cheap kitchens from somewhere like Kitchen Warehouse that could add real value to your home in terms of your sale.
Go for something with clean lines and a modern look. Wipe clean units are ideal if you are aiming for the young family market. Avoid high gloss colour units which again are very dependent on personality when you are selling.
The Finer Details
It is surprising what people notice when they are looking around a house. Chipped and stained paintwork is a definite no-no, and those little DIY jobs that you never got around to need to be addressed before you call in the estate agent. Make sure you front door and windows are clean and the paintwork is perfect as this is going to be the first impression for your buyers, maybe add an hanging basket as a nice first touch.
A home that smells gorgeous is also a great bonus, with people saying that the scent of fresh baking bread or fresh coffee is always a good thing. Although I wouldn’t suggest going so far, having some windows open so the house smells fresh is definitely worth doing.