How can you get a better price for your home?

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

When you’re looking to sell your house, everyone is looking for their property to make a quick sale at the best price possible. But do you know the simple steps you can take to ensure that you’re not waiting too long to get a buyer? We’ve put together our top tips for selling your home.

Tidy and tidy again

Make sure your home is sparkling, inside and out. Any limescale on the taps, stains on the walls, out of control bushes in your garden… these won’t take long to put right but can make all the difference to the price you can get for your house. Your potential buyers won’t have that long in your property, so you need to make sure they are taking in the great features rather than minor distracting elements.

It’s time to declutter!

It’s a common tip, but with good reason. Potential buyers will walk round your home imagining what it would be like if they lived there – make sure that they can look past you and your family and envisage their own.

Make do and mend

Ensure that any obvious problems are repaired – a leaky tap, a scuff on the wall, a broken doorknob, anything that’s a quick fix. It won’t take long, but it will make a difference to how potential buyers perceive your home.

Refresh your décor

If you have bright colours on the walls, it may be a good idea to paint over in a neutral tone so your buyers find it easy to project themselves and their belongings in your home. It’s also worth repainting your front door too – this doesn’t have to be in a neutral colour, but a freshly painted front door gives a great first impression!

Think about lifestyle

People aren’t just buying bricks and mortar, they are buying into a lifestyle – what will their life be like if they lived in your home? To help them along, make sure you show off the attractive parts of your property and think imaginatively – whether you’re selling a family home or a professional’s apartment.

Have you got any other tips on how to improve the price of your property and get a quick sale? Let us know