Selling your house, apartment or cottage will impact your finances far into the future. Therefore, it is essential that business is done in the best possible way. You have probably already been in the housing market to look for a new home, and you have the impression of which factors are important for your future choice of a new home.
This article should be seen as an aid to optimising your home sales so you can get as much as possible for it and get it sold quickly. Remember time is money, so let’s get started.
How do you make the house inviting and ready for sale?
Most people who are selling houses dream of a quick bargain at a good price. You can increase the chance of it by making your home ready for sale by getting it as welcoming as possible. And in fact, there are some effective strategies to sell your house: things you can do to change your buyer’s first impression without spending single penny.
A potential buyer will have all the senses open when he or she visits your house. And you can use that as a seller when you want to make your house more marketable. Here is the first impression of the house important. So try to imagine how your house looks from a buyer’s perspective.
- What is your first impression when you enter the house?
- Does it seem bright or dark?
- Is it messy or clean?
- Does it seem cramped or spacious?
The good idea is to invite a neighbour or family member to review the house and identify the things that seem dark or cluttered. You have probably become a little immune to some unpleasant things present in your own home. By inviting a person from outside, you can spot what you have to do to make the house ready for sale.
1. Small repairs – great effect
Almost in each house, some little things have been delayed to get done later. It can be anything from repairing leaking sink to just screwing a loose handle. These little things can give the buyer the impression that the home is in poor condition. Go through your home with “buyer’s eyes” and look at all the little things that are not made. These are not walls that have to be overturned, but, as mentioned, little things.
These are some examples of “little repairs”:
- Staining of patched holes in the wall
- Fixing a toilet that runs
- Painting over stains on the window sill
- Fixing creaking doors lacking a little oil
- Removing or tightening wires
2. Remember about hygiene, warmth and harmony
These words mean a lot in a home deal. But they also mean something different to each person. Therefore, making your home pleasant cosy can be easier than you think.
- If there is a wood-burning stove, remember to switch it on, unless it’s a hot summer day
- Light candles if you have any
- Put some pillows on the sofa
- Put green flowers on the windows – not too many, so the light can freely fall into the space of your house
- Turn up the radiators if there is cold outside – no one finds a cold house attractive
3. Take care of fresh air and enough light
One of the first things that the buyer notices is whether the home seems bright and friendly. Make sure the daylight can enter the living space or that the required number of lights is on. If the walls are painted in dark or special colours, it may be worth considering a colour shift to something luminous.
How to create more light:
- Pull off the curtains. If you have long and heavy curtains on each side of the windows, it may be a good idea to remove them completely.
- Before a house presentation, turn on the lights in each room – like small cosy lamps
- Remember to change burnt out bulbs
- A mirror in the entrance or bedroom also reflects the light and makes the room larger
- If you have completely dark walls, you should consider painting them white
To sum up
As you can see, you can do many things to improve your house before getting it on the market. We hope that the above mentioned tips will help you to achieve your goal in terms of selling your house.