If you are planning on putting your home on the market in the near future you’ll be looking for a quick sale and a good price! Whilst this can of course be dependent on the property market conditions in your area there are also lots of things that vendors can do to help make their home more saleable. At Wrights we’ve been giving advice to people selling their homes in Hertfordshire for over 30 years – so we’ve put together our top 4 easy ways that you can make your home more saleable…
Do A Declutter
One thing that is guaranteed to put off potential buyers is a home full of clutter. Not only can it look messy and unappealing it will also make your home appear much smaller than it actually is. First impressions really do count and when your estate agent is taking promotional pictures to put on their website and brochures then a cluttered room could mean that your home won’t be looking its best. Why not set aside a weekend dedicated to decluttering your home so that it looks clear and bright before you put it on the market. An additional benefit to getting rid of household items that you no longer need means that when you do sell then packing up and moving will be much easier too!
Switch To Neutral
Whilst you may love your neon pink bedroom or your retro avocado bathroom suite potential buyers may not be so keen. Neutral colours such as whites, creams or light greys give buyers a ‘blank canvass’ that they can work with and it can really encourage them to visualise all the things that they could do with their new home. Neutrals also make a room appear lighter, brighter and more spacious. Giving your home a new neutral makeover is a great investment and is extremely cost effective especially if you can do the painting yourself.
Get Out In The Garden
A lovely garden is a real selling point – especially for family homes. A garden can be a great asset when you come to sell and in the warmer months you can show it off to its best effect. Ensure that lawns are neatly mown and patio and decking areas are kept clean and tidy. It’s worth mending any broken fence panels and doing a spot of weeding too if you have the time. You can also add a touch of colour by decorating your garden with some ready prepared hanging baskets or patio containers to create a welcoming outside space to show your potential buyers.
The Little Touches
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference when it comes to buying a house. A vase of fresh flowers in the hall, the smell of coffee or home baking in the kitchen and a neat and tidy house will all help to make your home more saleable. Take a little bit of time before each viewing to make sure that your home is looking its best to encourage buyers to make the offer that you want.
At Wrights we are experts in helping you to sell your home and our open viewings have proven results in getting our customers a quick sale at the price they want. To find out more about how we can help you get in touch with your local branch in Hatfield, Stevenage or Welwyn Garden City.