Selling your home can be a stressful and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be so bad. There are a number of hacks to sell your home which you can use to ensure it sells quicker than average, leaving you stress-free and able to move on to your wonderful new family home.
Depersonalize the place
One of the best ways to make your home more saleable, that doesn’t cost a lot of time and money, is to make the place a little less personal. By putting personal effects like family photos, knick-knacks and anything that perhaps has a more acquired taste, into storage, you can turn your home into a blank canvas that buyers will immediately be able to see the potential of. If they can see exactly what they’d do with the house, it will be easier for them to get excited and make an offer.
Invest in great storage
On a related note, investing in more storage for your home is probably a good idea before you sell it. The more storage you have, the easier it will be to keep the place neat, tidy and organised, which will help you to make the best possible impression. Don’t go for those ugly plastic storage bins though – choose wicker baskets, storage ottomans and other pieces that enhance the home while hiding away the junk.
Maximise the space
Most people who are looking to buy a home are looking for a place that will give them plenty of space, so it’s important to do whatever you can to maximise the amount of space your home appears to have. The above two tips will help with that, as will hanging mirrors in smaller rooms to reflect the light, and removing any big, bulky pieces of furniture.
Improve the curb appeal
Your home’s exterior is the first glimpse anyone will see of it and the first part that many property video providers will film, so if it looks shabby and rundown, no one is going to be interested, even if the inside of your home is amazing. That’s why it makes sense to either jetwash or repaint the house, fix and paint any fences that have seen better days, keep the lawns adequately mowed, and maybe plant some pretty flowers; if it looks good on the outside, more buyers will take the chance to come inside and have a look.
Make it smell amazing
Whether you use the old trick of baking bread before a viewing or you diffuse sweet-smelling essential oils from an aromatherapy diffuser, anything you can do to make your home smell amazing is going to work well for you because a home that smells bad is hardly enticing and could lead potential buyers to believe the place is damp, dirty or otherwise unhygienic.
Keep it cosy
When buyers walk into a room and immediately feel calm and cosy they will fall ij love with the place, so embrace the hygge trend and fill your home with cosy blankets, woolly rugs, relaxing candles and cushions, and make the space as inviting as you possibly can.
Good luck selling your home, not that you’ll need it now!