When your home appears on the market, it will stand alongside others in the nearby area. Buyers will actively compare your property, its pros and cons, to others and then decide on which to make an offer. There is currently a great deal of discussion surrounding the housing market and many feel it remains oversaturated, making it difficult for certain properties to find their buyer.
To help, we’re sharing the best industry tips that will help your home to outshine the competition and not only make the sale but even exceed the predicted value of offers.
Less Is More
Agents will certainly encourage you to clean the clutter of your home. While this might seem to suggest simply tidying around and presenting a pristine space, it also infers the removal of certain furniture and decor. This is because space is always more preferable to buyers than furniture.
So, if you are about to put your home on the market, be sure to remove as much non-essential furniture and assets as possible, so as to maximise the space your property presents.
Low Maintenance Garden
Gardens are something of a tricky subject for properties on the market. Currently, they are in particularly high demand. However, this popularity comes with a caveat. Gardens require maintenance and, in certain circumstances, can even reduce the value of a home if they are seen to pose a risk, such as with flooding or invasive plants.
For this reason, gardens should be designed in a way that is conducive to low maintenance. Many successful sellers will choose to buy log cabins or contain their plants in pots and raised beds, since both demonstrate quality without increasing maintenance requirements of the property.
It may seem obvious that a property should be cleared of all damages before it appears on the market but a number of homeowners continue to neglect minor issues believing they will not influence the sale. However, estate agents will generally agree that, in fact, even a minor crack can lead to a reduction in property value or the hindrance of a sale due to prolonged inspections.
Make A Great Impression
You might have heard of kerb appeal as it continues to be an important aspect of a property. Be sure to consider how your home is presented from the outside. Its facade holds a lot of value and will influence those when seeing it for the first time.
Manage Your Viewings
Many homeowners will hand over their viewings to estate agents. While this saves a great deal of time, it can often lead to misunderstandings and a disadvantage during negotiations. Even if a homeowner isn’t willing to be present during viewings, where they can better inform potential buyers about the property, there are a number of ways in which viewings can be better managed.
A home’s ambience can be set, creating a welcoming atmosphere, evidence of pets can be removed since this continues to deter some buyers from properties, and accurate utility information can be supplied, such as energy ratings, council tax bands, and even internet speeds.