Moving out is a weird experience because you live in the future. Even before you have sold your current property, you’re thinking about moving into a new one. Although it usually works out for the best, it is savvy to take it one step at a time. After all, you may need a quick sale to fund a bigger and better home. Houses do not come cheap and most people don’t have the money to splash without some additional finance. With that in mind, it’s time to concentrate on selling before you buy. Here are the tips that will make it happen as soon as possible. Good luck!
Whether it is logical or not, buyers make a judgement as soon as they roll up outside. And, it influences their decision. Regardless of what they see inside, their mind says ‘I’m not sure about this place.’ The trick, then, is to spruce up the exterior first before you think about the interior.
That way, the first impression they make should be a positive one. Start by giving the outside of the house a facelift with a lick of paint, and don’t forget the doors and windows. Also, cut the grass if you have a lawn, remove any clutter and get rid of rust. Finally, tidy up the driveway and surrounding areas to add a cherry on top of the icing. It isn’t only your house as the neighbors have an impact, too.
The idea of selling a furnished property isn’t appealing because it costs more money. There is no doubt that this is true, but it isn’t always a negative. To begin with, properties that come with living room sets and Amana appliances are more in demand. Not only is it less hassle for the buyers, but they can also trust the furnishings to last. As such, the majority of people will choose your home over another one that has zero furnishings. If you’re still worried about the cost element, don’t be. Furnished properties can add a little extra on top and make money back. Buyers still tend to love these houses because the additional money is worth the money.
This sounds like a contradiction. How are you supposed to keep the furnishings yet depersonalise a home? It’s easy – you get rid of all the fittings that are not essential. Buyers don’t want a ready made home unless the property is perfect in every way. What they want is a blank canvas that they can transform into their dream home.
So, anything that doesn’t fit the bill can prevent them from making an offer. Take family photos as an example. You may think it adds character, but a buyer sees someone else living in their home. The key is to keep the features that are desirable and gut the rest of the house. Then, there is no confusion about who will be living there in the future.
If you follow these three tips, you should be out in no time.