Selling your home can be paved with difficulties at the best of times but, in light of the pandemic, it is more difficult than ever.
So, to combat this effectively, we thought we’d run through a few of the best ways to improve the ‘sellability’ of your home.
From steam cleaning the outside space to ticking off a few home maintenance jobs, here are some great ideas to think about.
1 – Set A Good First Impression
The first thing you need to think about when selling your home is the first impression you are creating for potential buyers.
Put yourself in their shoes, for instance, and ask: what would I think about the property if I was seeing it for the first time? Would I want to buy it?
The more you can do to make a good first impression, the better. Whether it be sprucing up the front garden, repainting the front door, repairing the roof or cleaning the gutter, there are a number of great ways to improve the overall appearance of your property.
2 – Keep It Clean
If you are trying to sell your home during the coronavirus pandemic, you will need to prioritise hygiene during any viewings you get on the property.
As such, it’s important to keep your home as clean as possible – sanitising any visible surfaces, hoovering regularly, putting clothes away, etc.
By ensuring your home is kept clean and tidy, this will not only help alleviate any of your viewers’ health concerns but it will also free up a lot more room, making it easier for them to imagine themselves living there.
3 – Invest In A Few Easy Upgrades
While you may think upgrading your house will set you back a pretty penny, that isn’t necessarily true – in fact, it could end up bringing in more money through a sale than you would have done otherwise.
Redecorating is a popular and affordable way of giving your home a refresh.
Whether it be repainting the outside of the house, investing in new carpets, fixing a leaky tap or giving the interior a fresh lick of paint, each of these methods will demonstrate to viewers that you’re serious about selling.
4 – Offer A Unique Selling Point
Having a unique selling point (USP) can significantly help when it comes to selling your home. So, why not give it one?
Investing in smart home technology, for instance, could impress potential buyers by demonstrating how modern and up to date your home is.
Alternatively, building an internal bar, having a strong fibre-optic internet connection or a wonderfully maintained garden could also leave a lasting impression, ensuring your home stays in the mind of your viewers for longer.
5 – Spruce Up The Garden
Nobody wants to buy somewhere with a garden that needs a lot of work. So, if you’ve left it in bad condition recently – with overgrown grass, dead plants or an ongoing bird issue – it could be an idea to do something about it.
By taking a few hours to trim the grass, clear a few things away or transform it into an outdoor oasis, you will notice a big difference.
Homebuyers are always seeking reassurance that the property has been well looked after so, where possible, you need to provide them with that – starting with the garden.