Tepilo suggest some helpful advice on how to sell your home
When it comes to selling your home; trust us when we say presentation is key. Your home is your most valuable asset, so when it comes to selling it you’ll want to make sure that you set the stage correctly to ensure that you bag the right buyer, at the right price in and as quick as possible – no easy feat.
Getting the buyer to connect with your home, to imagine how it will suit their family and lifestyle, is not just luck; it’s about creating the right environment so they can’t resist it.
So, here are our top tips to help you sell your home!
First Impressions Count
It’s the first thing that people see as they approach your home so make sure your front door gives a good first impression. The front door is the face of your home, it’s the first thing anyone will notice about your property so make sure it looks shipshape!
Try standing at the front of your home and try to take a dispassionate look at what you are seeing. Do you need to paint your front door or replace broken paving slabs? Make sure you put your rubbish bins out of sight and add greenery wherever possible.
Let There Be Light
The wrong lighting can make your home feel dark and drab to avoid this make sure to install brighter modern lights to make your home seem sunny, cheerful, and up to date. Try to get as much natural light into your home as possible, it really will make all the difference. When buyers come to view your property, open all the windows and doors to give the home an airy, spacious feel; what’s more, it pays to be conscious about lighting and how this highlights your home’s best attributes.
A garden can be a huge selling point for your home, especially in the summer months. It, therefore, makes total sense to ensure that your garden looks it's very best. An unkempt garden or loose concrete slabs will be detrimental to the sale of your home so get the fixed! Give your garden some TLC, this might involve pruning the plants and shrubs, jetwashing the patio, trimming the lawn or upgrading the BBQ area/decking – it really will make a will the difference.
Finish Odd Jobs
You know those annoying DIY jobs that you keep putting off? Well now is the time. If it's something which doesn't need the expertise of a professional, then there's no reason that prospective house sellers can't get out the tool box and make a difference. Finishing those odd jobs which you’ve been putting off for years is not only productive but also therapeutic. Little things like fixing light fittings, sanding surfaces, fixing garden gates or filling in wall cracks should all be considered.
Stating the obvious, maybe, but this is still something that can be overlooked by complacent sellers. A thorough clean of your home should render it in good selling condition – it's important that you look after all areas of the property and not just the exterior and main living areas. Potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in “your” space, your perfectly clean home! If you really don't fancy slipping on a pair of marigolds then it could be worth your while to hire a professional cleaner to get the job done.
As we've said before, a home in tip-top condition is more likely to appeal to buyers and if you can make some noticeable improvements without spending too much money, it could help you to attract more viewings and subsequently receive more offers.