Getting your home ready for selling and viewings
A lot of thought and preparation needs to happen to get your house ready to market, including de cluttering your home, choosing the right agent and much more!
First off you need to research the local market. Make sure you look at what has been sold recently in your road to get an understanding of how much houses similar to yours has been sold for. Always pay attention to layout and square footage as well as location before pricing your home. An estate agent with knowledge of the local area and has sold previous properties similar will always be best in valuing your property and suggesting improvements to get the best price.
Don’t be embarrassed to interview your estate agent before you place your property on the market with them. Knowledge of the local market and a plan of how they will sell your home are important. Ensure you feel comfortable that you can call any time but also feel that continuous updates will be given with clear transparent communication is key. No one likes to feel left in the dark!
Your home needs to look attractive and presentable to potential buyers keeping the homely feeling vibe but also to look great in the professional photos ready for marketing. First impressions count, curb appeal is important! Consider calling in professionals to give your home a deep clean.
Most potential buyers will do a drive by before a viewing and the garden is a big selling point to buyers, so making sure the outdoor space is impressive and tidy, this will show off the full effect and set your house apart from the rest.
And finally.. Not everyone is a pet lover! Take your pets out with you when there is a viewing or ask friends or neighbours to look after them to avoid putting off a potential buyer.