Every homeowner’s nightmare when listing their property for sale, is the prospect of waiting months to find a buyer. While the property market is picking up and beginning to move a little quicker, that fact in itself is not enough to guarantee a fast sale.
Plan for Possibilities
Obviously when you are selling, the last thing you want is to carry out an extension, as they can be disruptive and expensive. However, if your home has scope for additional space, it may be a good idea to enquire about costs. Source quotes for a possible extension above the garage, adding space to the kitchen or acquiring a master suite in the loft. Being able to provide potential buyers with facts and figures may help to secure a sale.
Consider the Kitchen
For many people, the kitchen is the heart of a home, making it one of the most important factors buyers consider. However, in the majority of cases you will not reap the profits from a complete kitchen remodel. Instead, choose a more cost effective and convenient method by sprucing. Replace or paint unit doors, install new work tops, add new door handles and give the whole room a lick of paint.
Boost Your Bathroom
Second only to the kitchen, the bathroom is of vital importance to viewers. If your bathroom looks tired and dated, it certainly will not attract buyers. Thankfully, they can be vastly improved with little money or effort. Add a new toilet seat, update the taps, replace an old floor with cheap lino and re-grout tiles. You could also add a little appeal with a mirror, rug, towel rail or shower curtain.
Retouch Paint Work
It may sound so simple, but amazingly so many people forget to do this. When you are selling your home, it is important to remember that viewers will notice all of those little flaws you no longer see. So pick up a paint brush and touch up chips or marks, repaint the front door, or re-stain the garden fence. If you like bold colours and patterns, then it is also wise to paint your home in neutral tones.
Improve Curb Appeal
First impressions are incredibly important, which is why it is crucial that you think about your home’s exterior. You need to present an outdoor space that looks as loved and planned as the interior. Improving curb appeal is quick and easy, simply clear leaves and rubbish, line walkways with potted plants, trim hedges and trees, and light up the entrance.