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Speeding up the home sale process

Tips to help you transition smoothly into your new home more swiftly


 

Home Sale

 

Selling your home can feel like a marathon rather than a sprint. It’s often riddled with anxiety and anticipation as homeowners aim to transition to their next property swiftly. However, there are specific strategies you can deploy to expedite this process. Selling your home doesn’t have to be a protracted process.


These tips could help you speed up your property sale and transition smoothly into your new home. Let’s delve into them.


 

SETTING A FAIR ASKING PRICE


A common mistake many sellers can make is overpricing their homes based on an agent’s high valuation. This results in their properties being overlooked by potential buyers who perceive them as overpriced compared to similar ones on the market. Consequently, the agent may advise a price reduction, sparking scepticism among buyers who may wonder why the price was initially inflated.


 

ENHANCING YOUR HOME’S KERB APPEAL


First impressions matter significantly when selling your home. ‘Kerb appeal’ refers to the initial perception potential buyers get from your house. Adjustments like ensuring your windows, roof, path, garden, fences and walls are in good condition can greatly enhance your kerb appeal. A fresh coat of paint on the exterior and tucking away the garbage bins can also create a positive first impression.


 

QUICK FIXES AROUND THE PROPERTY


Small details can make a big difference when selling your home. Addressing minor issues such as tidying the garden, descaling the shower screen, replacing broken lightbulbs and cleaning the carpets can significantly boost your chances of selling your home quickly.


 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT AGENT


While online agents may offer lower fees, they might not provide the best service. High-street agents continue to dominate the market, offering more value despite higher costs.


 

IDENTIFYING YOUR PROSPECTIVE BUYERS


Understanding the prospective buyers for your property can help you tailor your marketing approach. Factors to consider include the number of bedrooms, the entertainment space, whether there’s a garden, and the location’s proximity to schools, playgrounds, bars and retail areas.


 

MAKING YOUR HOME APPEALING TO BUYERS


Neutral colour schemes and minimal clutter can make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Creating an environment where prospective buyers can envision themselves living is crucial. This involves making the space comfortable and cosy but not overly personalised.


 


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ADDING A HOMELY TOUCH


Small additions like curtains or blinds, plants, fresh fruit, mirrors and lamps can make your house feel more like a home. These elements add aesthetic appeal and create the illusion of space and light.


 

PAYING ATTENTION TO SCENT


Bad smells can be a deal-breaker for many buyers. It may seem a bit of a cliché, but addressing these odours at their source and introducing pleasant scents like fresh coffee can make your home more inviting.


 

GETTING A SOLICITOR IN ADVANCE


Having a solicitor ready before finding a buyer can save you considerable time. This is due to the extensive paperwork involved when instructing a solicitor.


 

AMPLIFY YOUR PROPERTY LISTING


If you’ve put your property on the market and aren’t seeing the level of interest you hoped for, it might be time to give your listing a little extra boost. This could involve emphasising certain features and amenities that appeal to your target buyers or improving the photos’ quality – and quantity.


Pictures have always been powerful storytellers, and this is no exception when it comes to property listings. With the advent of smartphones, more people are browsing for properties online than ever before. To truly make your property stand out, consider enlisting the services of a professional photographer. They can assist with lighting and furniture placement, showcasing your home’s best features and potential without over-promising.


 

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