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Get Your Property Ready For a Quick Sale

There are three very simple things you can do to prepare your property for a quick sale. In this article, we’re going to look at what they are and how they can help you sell your property faster.

The first thing to consider when looking to get your property ready for a quick sale is the all important “first impression.”

The first impression your property creates is fundamental to appealing to the potential buyer’s gut instinct.  This first few seconds are critical as it frames the entire home viewing experience. Just like when you meet someone new you may not be able to help but subconsciously assess them and this first impression could possibly set the scene for the rest of your interactions.

It’s no secret that when selling a house first impressions are critical, but so many property owners overlook the basics and don’t look at their property with a pair of “fresh eyes,” meaning, in our case, the eyes of the buyer. For instance, you may have become resigned to the fact the address number on your door hangs at a crooked angle, but a buyer might spot this and feel the property has not been well maintained and that will color the rest of that buyer’s tour through your home.

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DECLUTTER

You want people to see your space at its best and its most spacious. Therefore, you will want to remove as much clutter as possible – even if that means renting a storage unit for a month or two. While your family photo or your child’s macaroni art hung on the wall means something special to you, to a prospective buyer it could make the house feel more cluttered and less spacious. So, start to think about your home, room by room, in the sparsest terms imaginable.

TAKE CARE OF THE BASICS

If you were to turn up to a hotel and see the lawns were overgrown, you might feel a sense of trepidation, or at least, you might question the hotel’s standards. Now, you don’t need a five star quality property to offer a high standard of finish. It is simple touches like keeping the lawn mowed and the hedges pruned, and ensuring little things like the doorbell work.

MAKE IT NEUTRAL

You want to create a neutral canvas so the buyer can project their own personality and style onto it.  For instance, using Next Day Blinds can create a neutral modern feel that doesn’t overwhelm prospective buyers – whereas bright pink curtains are not going to be to everyone’s taste.

Similarly, your favorite color combination might be beautiful to you – but when getting your property ready for a quick sale, you want to create the sense your house is pristine and untouched – a blank canvas.  You will almost want to strip the personality you gave to your home and turn it into a “house” that people can make their own. A lot of buyers love the idea of starting from scratch.

With all that said, there is an alternative view (isn’t there always?!) that some people tend to buy into the “home” feeling that is created by experiencing a lived-in property. Even if one subscribes to that view though, still using a neutral color scheme will make a significant difference.

In summary, you want to endeavor to make your home feel like it could be your prospective buyer’s home, rather than yours, by making it neutral, decluttering, and keeping on top of maintenance tasks.

*This is a collaborative post.

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