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Tips to sell your home

In a declining market where the house buyer has ultimate control, generally you can sell your house fast by lowering the price.  But before you do that, there are other ways in which you can make your house more attractive.

Read these tips on how to get the best price possible.

Offer something different to your neighbours

In order to make your home more memorable and different to your neighbours, ensure all improvements made are practical.  All colours used should appeal to the wider audience.  For example not everyone is going to like a yellow welcoming in the hallway but neutral colours provide a blank canvas for people to accessorise to.  Other alternatives include installing leaded windows that make your house look attractive and compliment your home.  Not all improvements can be done cheaply but they will ensure your house gets sold quickly.

As much as it is a good idea to look for ideas to improve your house – don’t overdo it.  Adding a new bathroom or kitchen may not always pay off.  If you do decide to invest in renovations, ensure you do your research.  Your taste for a new bathroom may not be everyone’s.  Spending £10K on a new kitchen may not necessarily mean you will add £10K and more on to the value.  In most cases you will only get back what you spend.

Remove the hoarder in you

It is vital when trying to sell your house fast that all signs of clutter are removed before even thinking of showing your house to any potential property buyers.  You need to open up the space to allow potential buyers being able to picture themselves in your space.  There are several ways this can be achieved.  The easiest ways are to remove furniture to give the illusion of the room being bigger.  An alternative if that is too much is to tidy away family photographs and any personal items you may have.

Add a sweeten to the deal

It can be difficult for first time home buyers to get themselves on the foot of the housing ladder.  Give them a hand and make your house more attractive to buyers by offering incentives such as offering to knock money of the price of the property to pay for legal costs.  Property buyers are always looking for a bargain so if you want to sell your house fast, help them with a deal that satisfies both parties.

Does your home have curb appeal?  If not improve it

As a seller, curb appeal may not be important, but it is definitely a huge factor for many property buyers.  The exterior is the first thing that a potential buyer will see and how it fits within the surrounding area.  It is the first impressions that count and home buyers will make up their mind about a property within the first 20 seconds.  This does not give much time to convince the potential buyer.  So why make it hard for them!  Give the front door and garage a fresh coat of paint and that the front garden has received a manicure.