The value of your home is a determining factor in a successful sale. It is a tricky step of the process that requires ample research. If you overvalue your home, you may end up waiting too long to get offers. However, if your home is undervalued, you might end up with a loss instead of a financial gain.
Home valuation is often a service included when you hire an estate agent. It is recommended however that before you go with an estate agent, you study the market value of similar properties through online resources. You can get a free instant online valuation which will give you an idea of what to expect as far as the real value of your home is concerned. It also helps if you perform some staging to make your home look more valuable and in turn sell it faster. How do you achieve this?
De-cluttering your home can help it look more appealing to potential buyers. What you can do is to remove accumulated knick-knacks by putting them in storage, selling, or giving them away. Buyers should be able to envision what it would be like for them to live in the property and removing clutter can help achieve this goal.
When you remove clutter, don’t overdo it to the point where items of sentimental value will have been removed as well. Your home should still show your lifestyle and must invoke a personal feel and ambiance.
Sometimes, adding a fresh coat of paint can make a big difference. It brightens up the home and gives buyers a good impression.
Clean and Fix
Minor repairs can also help make a home more attractive to buyers. There shouldn’t be any visible damage to the walls, bathroom tiles, and flooring. Repair any broken doorknobs and light bulbs. As much as possible, the house should be clean and odourless. If you have a garden, you should at least trim the bushes and clean the yard.
Redo the Kitchen
The kitchen is considered to be the most valuable area of a home. Sellers often look to the kitchen as a deciding factor in a sale. If you can make some renovations to the kitchen without breaking the bank, it can make a big difference to the overall look of the property. A complete renovation may be quite expensive, but if it helps sell your property faster and allows you to increase the sale price, it will be worth the investment.
Focus on the Details
Small details such as adding a vase of fresh flowers, a bowl of fruit, or hanging fresh curtains can have a significant impact on the buyer’s first impression. Aside from making sure that the home is spic and span, adding some simple details can tie in the décor and give your home a more inviting feel.
For example, you can make your home smell nicer by cleaning the drains, emptying trash bins, and by getting old furniture cleaned. The care you put into the look of your home will surely be noticed and appreciated by potential buyers.
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