The decision to sell your house is a big one, particularly if you’ve lived there a long time, raised a family or it was inherited.
The housing market is a competitive one and should be fully understood before entering it. Unless you have a stunning home in an unbeatable location, you may find yourself sitting on the housing market for a while.
Before you even list your home you need to get your house ready for the market, valuers and of course, potential buyers. Read up on CakeDiane’s top tips for getting your house ready for the market.
The key to selling your home is making it accessible to potential buyers and allowing them to see their family in your home.
Not only does decluttering help you with the move as it reduces your junk but it also tidies up your home ready for viewings.
Do you have broken tiles, missing panels or does your kitchen need a little makeover? Then before you sell is the time to do it.
I know it seems backward fixing up your house before you move out because you won’t get to enjoy it but if you don’t you may have to compromise on your asking price.
Before you put your house on the market, look at your home with fresh eyes and come to a conclusion about exactly what needs doing to help sell your home. You may need to set some money aside but you have to think of the bigger picture and figure out if it is financially worth it, in my experience, it will be.
This is the hardest thing to do but once you’ve made the decision to sell your house and move on, you have to have the mindset that this home isn’t yours anymore.
Before people start coming around to view your home, remove any personal items. This helps massively in making your home a ‘show home’, which allows potential buyers to imagine themselves in your home.
If it is full of family photos and personal possessions, then they may struggle to see themselves in there.
This is hugely important, as you want your home to sparkle to viewers.
Either getting someone in or if you have time, doing it yourself can really help to sell you home and have it ready to go on the market. When I say give your home a deep clean, I mean give it a deep clean. From walls to skirting boards and removing mold in the bathroom, you want your home to be utterly spotless.
So there you have it, my top tips for getting your home ready to go on the market. Although it can be a sad time, selling your home, you have to see it as an exciting adventure which will see you move into a new home which you can make new memories and start afresh.