There’s no need to feel insecure or anxious about selling your home. Here are a few important tips from our experienced Ilford estate agents that will streamline the process and put any of your concerns to rest:
The price you get for your property will be highly dependent on how appealing it is to potential buyers. That is why getting the property ready and optimized for marketing and viewings should be the first step on your list.
Our experienced Ilford estate agents recommend that you put in a little extra time and effort into making the home look suitable for your target buThe price you get for your property will be highly dependent on how appealing it is to potential buyers. That is why getting the property ready and optimized for marketing and viewings should be the first step on your list.
Our experienced Ilford estate agents recommend that you put in a little extra time and effort into making the home look suitable for your target buyer. For instance, if you think the property would best suit a family with young children, make sure that the home reflects this and the staging you choose for viewings includes details that appeal to this type of buyer.
Here are the steps you can take to make sure the property is ready for selling:
Cleaning up and decluttering your home should be a top priority if you want potential buyers to envision themselves living in that space.
Make sure you get rid of any additional furniture or fittings that do not belong, take out everything you can from your cupboards and wardrobes. This will help create the feeling of space and make the home look bigger and cleaner.
Use any extra space you may have in an annex, garage, or storage unit to store the items you cannot move elsewhere for now.
Next, tackle all the important spaces such as the kitchen and bathroom and make sure they are also clean and clutter-free. Consider cleaning any carpets that are staying and perhaps polishing the wooden floors to make the home look extra clean and welcoming.
If there are any spaces in your house that could put potential buyers off such as a moldy or broken-down wall, invest in making any necessary repairs.
Also check that things like door or window handles are in proper order and repair any broken drawers, window blinds, bathroom or kitchen tiles. Replace any missing light bulbs to make sure you have enough light for proper pictures and for viewings.
While you’re at it, check all the plumbing, windows, and equipment are in working order.
If there are any spaces in your house that you’ve decorated in a very specific way that may not appeal to someone other than you, consider renovating those spaces. For example, if you have any pink walls, paint them a neutral color.
Don’t skip the outdoor spaces. If you have a garden that has been doubling up as a make-shift storage space, declutter it. If the greenery has been abandoned for long and is full of weeds, clean them out and invest in making the grass and hedges look neat.
Improve the home’s appeal
First impressions matter. So, dedicate some time to making the home look not only livable but ideal for your potential buyers:
Your estate agent should be able to give you advice on what items you should get rid of and what you should add to make the home more appealing to potential buyers.
Talking about estate agents, your next step should be a valuation of your home. At RE/MAX Star, we offer free valuations with no strings attached and no obligation to sign us on for representing your property.
A property valuation will allow you to better understand how much you stand to gain from selling your home, how you compare to other properties in the area, as well as identify any selling points that you could add to make the home increase its value.
Apart from the property valuation, an experienced estate agent will provide valuable advice on what potential buyers in the area are looking for, what you can change or add to increase buyer interest, and help you make a list of things that make your property unique.
When it comes to viewings, you want to be as flexible as possible to attract the most potential buyers. Be open to arranging viewings outside of normal hours or on weekends. That is when most buyers are able to come so you must be willing to accommodate their schedules.
If you choose RE/MAX Star as your estate agent for the sale, we can take over the keys of the property and organize viewings at a time that is convenient for potential buyers. This will ensure no opportunity is missed in the sale of your property.
Selling your home may be only the first step for you if you also need to find a new home to move into. This too can be a complex and daunting task. However, our Ilford estate agents are ready to assist you in finding your new home and have also put together a buyer’s guide for your convenience. You can find it here.
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