When you’re trying to sell your house, it can feel like a never-ending struggle. After the initial excitement wears down, and the first flurry of potential buyers disappears, you can feel as though you’re stuck in limbo with a house that’s never going to sell. If that’s you, then there are a few tricks you can implement to instantly make your house more appealing to buyers.
When you put your house on the market, the chances are that you gave the place a good declutter and a deep clean before the photographer arrived. You want your house to look at it’s absolute best for the estate agency photos. But, in the cold light of day, and away from the clever filters, there are lots of reasons why buyers aren’t biting.
If you’re finding that your home is taking a little longer to sell than you’d anticipated, then it’s time to take action.
3 Ways to Instantly Make Your House More Appealing
These simple tricks will instantly make your house more appealing – and you may even be able to attract a higher price too!
1. Replace old windows
New windows can sort out a whole host of issues, so it’s worth investing in new upvc windows if yours have seen better days.
A cold, drafty house is incredibly off-putting to potential buyers, so look into double glazing prices as double glazed windows will help to insulate the property.
If you live on a busy road, then it’s worth investing in triple glazed windows which will offer some sound proofing from the road noise.
2. Spruce the place up with a lick of paint
You would be amazed how much difference a lick of paint can make. Simply freshening up the walls with fresh paint will instantly make your home more appealing to potential buyers.
Don’t be afraid to use white paint, it’s a great way to reflect light around the room, making the whole place feel fresher and airier.
3. Leave it to the professionals
It’s very tempting to show potential buyers round yourself, but this is often a bad move. Let the agents do the viewings for you. Agents do this every day, and they know exactly what to say and what to point out to buyers. If you’re the one doing the viewings, then try to distance any personal feelings you might have, and avoid pointing out any flaws! It’s so tempting to apologise for worn carpets or areas that need repainting, it’s human nature! But a viewer may not have spotted that without you pointing it out to them!
Let the professionals come in and do their job, the chances are that your house will sell far quicker and you’ll find the whole process much less stressful. They will focus on the positives of the house and show it off in it’s best light.
Do you have any tips on how to make your home look it’s absolute best?
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