When homeowners are looking to buy a new home for their family, they will likely need to sell the home they currently have, so they can move. Equity that is released will be used as the deposit for a home move and can be topped up by savings or gifted deposits if necessary.
Regarding the purchase of a property, there is always a minimum that the seller is willing to accept, something that could work in the favour of the home buyer. On the topic of selling your home, the key thing that helps homes get sold is how you market it and present it to potential new buyers.
Sellers should never put forward an asking price that is over the average for the area the home is in. When working with an estate agent, they will likely push for a higher selling price.
Posting on sites like Zoopla and Rightmove is key for home movers to sell their property, as it generates quick and easy viewings, with the potential of a sale coming around sooner rather than later. If you are getting no interest on your property, there is a chance it has been overvalued.
The best way to prepare for selling a home would be to get yourself in the mindset of a first-time buyer in Derby viewing a newly built property. What would appeal to them? What could entice them to make an offer? First impressions count and you need to take advantage of this.
Washing your drive and mowing the lawn will show that the house is well looked after and be a possible indication that the inside is just as appealing. The same goes for any messy outdoor environments in either the front or back of the property, tidying up and even putting down a new door mat.
An important note to remember is that buyers may also be interested in viewing the garage and shed, so these are also places you must keep tidy. A simple reorganisation of items can really make a space look big and appeal to someone who maybe needs somewhere for storage.
Also make sure you have a maintained garden with brightly coloured flowers too. This will resonate with most viewers on their journey.
After you have tidied the outside, the next smart move would be to go around the house room by room, being meticulous with the removal of clutter and smell. Here are some additional things to check:
When allowing home viewers in to look around, it is important to make sure they are relaxed, feel at home and have freedom to look around. This allows for them to get a feel for the place.
With this in mind, it is probably best to have young children or pets away, though if it’s a family home they are wanting and having kids around could really show what their future could be like.
You also want to make sure that any viewers do not feel overcrowded, as they may feel pressured and it could restrict talking amongst themselves if it’s a couple or family. This also helps enhance the sense of space within your home, as with freedom to walk around, rooms will feel larger.
Good lighting helps dark rooms shine, so you should move all light blocking plants, open curtains and blinds should be left open. This also helps to balance out the heat, ensuring it’s warm but not too warm that it’s uncomfortable. Despite the claim that ‘baking bread’ can help entice people, lingering smells should not be present.
The ultimate factor and selling point is how clean the property is. This can be improved in a lot of ways, such as;
Home maintenance also helps out, giving fresh coats of paint to walls and doors, making sure those doors open and close properly and that fixtures like door and window handles are all wiped down and polished.
Lastly, remember that emotions are attached to buying a home. People buy from people and if a buyer can relate to your experiences in the home, it will resonate with them and help them picture a future in the property, for example, if it’s a family home and they are moving home in Derby to start a family. This is why it is important for the seller to be the one to conduct the viewings, as it shows the viewer they are genuinely passionate about it.