There are plenty of reasons why you may want to sell your home and move on to somewhere else. You may be moving for work, you may be upsizing/downsizing, or perhaps you just know that you’re ready for a change. No matter what the motivation is, it’ll be important that you get as much money as possible from the sale of your current property. There’s no reason to leave any money on the hypothetical table! The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do that’ll help you to get as much as possible. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few tips for doing just that.
Think of the Front
First impressions count for a great deal. That’s true for all areas of life, including when selling a home. While the interior of your property will be the main focus of your energy, it’s important to think about what’s going on in the front, too. A little bit of landscaping and helping to make the front garden more presentable really can make a big difference to the valuation. You don’t want to turn people off your property before they’ve even had a chance to take a look inside.
Declutter the House
When someone comes to view your property, they don’t want to know how you were living there. They want to imagine how things could be when they live there. As such, it’s important that your home isn’t overly cluttered with personal items and other goods. Some are fine, but if you have a chaotic and disorderly property, then people will struggle to see the home as to how it would be if they were to move there. You don’t need to get rid of everything. But things should be on the minimal side.
Work With Professionals
One of the difficulties in selling a home is that most people don’t have all that much experience in doing it. Indeed, in your case, it might be the first time you’ve ever done it. And that can make things extremely tricky. Fortunately, there are people out there who do have plenty of experience in selling homes. They’re called estate agents, and they can be extremely useful! As soon as you know you’re going to sell your home, be sure to get in touch with the best in your local area.
Everyone knows that they’ll have to do some work on the property after they move in. But they’ll much prefer to only have jobs that they choose to do, rather than what they have to do. Upgrading the kitchen to suit their tastes is fine; having to redo the whole house because it’s in a state of disrepair is not fine. Before you list your property, go through the house and look to see where improvements could be made. There might be a host of jobs that would only take you a weekend, but which would improve your chances of a sale at full valuation.