The process of selling a home often typically involves the balancing of several complicated tasks and responsibilities. Especially if this is your first property sale, it can be easy to forget some of the other key (albeit less immediate or pressing) issues.
For instance, many sellers do not think about the value that minor changes or alterations can add to their property. By simply making basic repairs or sprucing up the existing features, your home can seem more attractive to potential buyers and potentially speed up the entire transaction process.
For this reason, the team here at White Horse Surveyors have put together the following blog to detail some of the quick things that you can do to speed up your property sale.
Freshen Up with a New Lick of Paint
One of the most common ways to make the interior of your home look fresh and bright is by giving your walls a new lick of paint. As a relatively inexpensive venture, the results can have a significant impact on the way that the Buyer views the property and its potential for the future.
For instance, by focusing on neutral colours and tones you can provide prospective buyers with a blank sheet from which why they can make their own alterations. Not to mention that the absence of any glaring or unattractive décor will not influence their perception of the home.
Think About Any Small/Quick Fixes
Another small change that can make a big difference to your home involves fixing any small-scale issues or defects present. This includes any broken fences/gates, holes in walls, cracked tiles, faulty doorknobs, etc.
Although they can seem insignificant to the seller, for the prospective purchaser it will mean less hassle for them later down the line. Furthermore, much like the previous section, it will give them a much better first impression of not only the home but also your credibility as seller.
Declutter and Clean Rooms
Unlike repairs or paintwork, the process of cleaning and/or decluttering a home is completely free of major financial implications and often gives the property a warm, homely feel that many people are looking for.
Entrances and hallways are especially important as you will want to create an immediately welcoming atmosphere to anyone viewing the home. By the same token, doing some basic work in the garden (mowing the lawn, trimming back hedges, pulling up weeds, etc) can add instant kerb-appeal to any home.
Consider Basic Aesthetic Changes
Outside of cleaning or altering the home, it is also important to think about how you present it from an aesthetic point of view. More specifically, light can be used to not only make a room appear bigger but also brighter.
If the property has any bare walls, you should consider using wall mirrors to add depth and size. What is more, by cleaning any dirty windows, replacing broken bulbs and/or installing soft lamps in dark corners you help to create a warm, inviting, and attractive environment for any prospective purchasers.
If you are thinking about putting your property on the market and would like independent and impartial advice on your best course of action, please do not hesitate to contact our helpful and friendly sales team.
Or get an instant quote via https://www.whitehorsesurveyors.co.uk/whs-quote/.
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