A collection of our favourite tips, do's & don'ts, when considering selling, from two industry experts
It's a question that we get asked a lot. What can I do to help my house sell?
Ultimately the answer will be different for each person, and we are always happy to give you our honest advice! We wanted to summarise our favourite, and most all-encompassing tips, that we have learned over the years - to help you make the most of your sale.
It's all about pleasing the senses.
Should I redecorate? If your house is an eclectic mix of dark tones, it could deter buyers and it could be considered. Likewise, if you have an aspiring Monet or Picasso at home, who has kindly redecorated your walls with Crayola, it might be worthwhile giving the walls a fresh coat of a seasonal neutral or evergreen off-white.
It's all about curb appeal - keep it neat and tidy.
What about a new kitchen? Should I splash out on a sparkling new bathroom suite?
It can be tempting to attempt to go for a full refurbishment of your home, to maximise the sale price. Kitchens and bathrooms can be very personal and might not suit your potential purchaser. That's not to mention the headache of project managing the refit, whilst living without a functioning shower!
We find that even if you do 'get it right', the enhanced selling price that you achieve may only just cover the additional outlay that you have had incurred. Our advice is to use the above tips, and let the new owners do things their way once they move in. Most buyers are looking for a medium to long term home, and will happily update these, if the rest of their boxes are ticked!
Every situation is different, every home is unique. A little can go a long way when looking to make the most of selling your home. We would love to hear from you if you are considering a move, and we can offer you individual advice tailored to you. Why not start with a valuation? Click here to see our available options.