As the old saying goes, it’s all about location, location, location.
Unfortunately, this is something not all of us are blessed with. And, in these cases, selling a house can become a very difficult proposition.
Of course, all is not lost and eventually, the vast majority of houses do sell. However, to make sure that you fall below that elusive average, we’ve penned today’s article which will outline some hard and fast tips to help you along your way.
Market yourself as the ‘flexible’ seller
We’re by no means suggesting that you should be flexible with your price negotiations – that’s a completely different matter.
Instead, this is all about your moving dates and what you can do to help the buyer. It might be about living with relatives for a couple of weeks while you rent a storage unit for your belongings – just to make sure that the other party gets their desired move-in date.
Is this ideal? Far from it. However, when you’re trying to push through a sale, this is one of the levers you can pull to show that your house is where their money should be going.
De-personalize your home
When potential buyers come to view your house, it should be about the building and the location. It shouldn’t be about the family that lives there.
Therefore, it’s important to de-personalize as much as you can. This means putting away family photos and other personal belongings. It might also mean giving the kids’ bedrooms a more ‘generic’ look.
The reason for this is simple; you want buyers to be able to imagine themselves living in the house. If they can’t do that because it still feels like someone else’s home, then they’re far less likely to put in an offer.
Spruce up the curb appeal
This is an old real estate trick that still works today.
When a potential buyer drives up to your house, the first thing they’re going to see is the outside. If it looks unkempt and unloved, then that’s the first impression they’re going to have of your home.
Conversely, if it looks well-tended and inviting, then that’s the impression they’re going to have.
There are umpteen methods to boost your curb appeal, with the simplest being the front garden. Mow the lawn, try and add symmetrical ornaments and opt for any small sprucing mechanism that can show potential buyers that you really care.
Take care of the little things
It’s the little things that make a big difference when selling a house. This means things like making sure that all the lightbulbs are working, the carpets are clean, and the windows are sparkling.
These are all areas that seem very tiny when viewed in isolation. However, when grouped together, a buyer will see things much differently and just perceive plenty of extra expense.
The solution? Take matters into your own hands and perform something of a snagging survey. Trust us, it can make the difference.