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There are few things more wonderful than finally finding the perfect new house for you and your family. The kind of place that you can already see yourselves turning into a real home and enjoying for years to come.
There’s just one problem if you want to be able to buy and move into your new home, you’ve first got to deal with selling your current home.
There are few things more stressful, and sometimes unpleasant, than trying to sell your home. When it takes far longer than you might want, you can end up spending a lot of energy worrying that it doesn’t get snatched up while you’re waiting.
If you find yourself sick of waiting for your house to sell, here are a few things that you can do in order to help it along the way.
Spend some time researching the housing market before you put it on the market. You will significatnly boost your chances of selling your property quickly if you put it on the market when buyer demand is high. Also, when it is a seller’s market, if you get competing buyers, you will push up the price. You might even get more than your asking price.
Think about seasonal demand; spring is typically the best time to put your home on the market.
If your home isn’t selling, then it might not be so much a matter of the quality of the house, but how much buyers consider it to be worth.
One of the most common mistakes that a lot of people make is that they benchmark the sale price of their home against what they bought it for. Companies like Quittance Solicitors offer conveyancing and can help you be sure what your home is worth. If you’re overvaluing your home, then you might be turning off potential buyers.
Impress your buyers
It’s always strange when potential buyers come to look at your home. After all, it’s some stranger who’s going to be poking around in your home, judging it and trying to figure out what’s wrong with it.
First impressions really do count. The best thing that you can do is to make sure that your home is always as presentable as possible. Tidiness and cleanliness can make a major difference to the way that a lot of buyers see your home.
How would it look if you were seeing it for the very first time? Make sure that you view your home from the outside as well as inside from the perspective of a potential buyer. Does the front lawn look tidy? Are the bins out of sight? Are the windows clean?
Take the opportunity to declutter
Less is more when it comes to house viewings. Potential buyers want to imagine the house with their things in it.
Take the opportunity to declutter your home; sell anything you don’t need and throw away anything you won’t be moving with you to your new home.
The reality is that no matter what you do, whether or not your home sells is really going to depend pretty heavily on whether or not you can connect with the right buyer. However, doing these things can help you find that perfect buyer far sooner. Whether you’re trying to change someone’s mind, or simply doing whatever you can to get into your new home, there are always options out there for you to try.
Once your sale has been agreed and you are on the move, you’ll be thinking ahead to move day. I have some tips here for saving money on house removal costs.