If you are struggling to sell your home, there are several relatively easy steps you can take which can help make your home much more appealing to potential buyers, without breaking the bank.
One of the simplest steps you can take it to remove any clutter from your home. This can make it appear more spacious and help people to imagine themselves living there, as every nook and cranny won’t be crammed full of your things. Remember, part of what you are selling is an idea of the lifestyle potential buyers will have if they buy your home and nobody wants to imagine themselves living among clutter.
Let there be light
One of the top things that puts people off when looking at a potential new home is a lack of light. If you have rooms without good natural light, do everything you can to boost what is there. This may involve some clever tricks, such as adding extra lighting like uplighters or downlighters, or might be as simple as adding lamps, switching to full spectrum light bulbs, or hanging mirrors on the wall to bounce the existing light around and make rooms feel bigger.
The nose knows
Most people make up their mind about a new house within less than a minute, which means anything which immediately puts people off when they walk through the door is a big no. If your home has a bad smell, no matter how good it looks, many buyers will not be able to get over the terrible first impression they got from their nose. Often we are so used to our own homes that we don’t notice issues such as a funny smell, so it is worth asking some friends to come and give an opinion. If there is an issue, make sure to identify the source and take care of it. If the issue is being caused by damp, this could be a sign of a more serious underlying issue which needs to be taken care of.
Fix-up and redecorate
Although the occasional scuffed wall or chipped doorframe might not seem like a big deal, these little signs of wear and tear can quickly add up in a potential buyers mind to give a feeling of neglect. Filling holes, fixing broken fixtures and repainting wherever necessary can make your home feel a lot fresher. Many people, when viewing a house, pick up on every little thing they will need to fix or change if they move in, so the fewer of these issues they see, the more likely they are to buy.
Update kitchens and bathrooms
Although these kind of changes will tend to be a bit more expensive, if you are really struggling to sell, improving your kitchen and bathrooms can make a huge difference. These areas, and kitchens in particular, form a huge part of the way most people imagine themselves living in their new home, so again you need to sell a lifestyle. Fortunately, in most cases you won’t need a whole new kitchen and bathroom to make a significant difference. In the kitchen, the changes can be as simple as replacing cabinet doors and, if you can afford it, work surfaces. This can quickly, and relatively cheaply, give your whole kitchen a facelift.
In the bathroom, you can often get away with simply having new, more contemporary taps and replacing tired flooring, if necessary. Spend a little money on getting high end fixtures and you can make your old bathroom look significantly more expensive at a fraction of the cost of a whole new suit.
Once you have sold your home, you will need a reliable, professional removals service to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible. Intransit has been helping families in the south west move for over 18 years, so if you want a removals company you can rely on, please get in touch. You can call us today on 01225 759200 or send us an email and we will get back to you quickly.