Top Tips for selling your home in 2017

Wednesday 4th January 2017

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New Year, New Home? Sell your home in seconds with our top tips

There’s something about the New Year that makes property owners begin dreaming of a brand new home. Hundreds of properties hit the market at this time of year, creating stiff competition for sellers and forcing them to up their game when it comes to presenting their property.

To help you sell your home quickly, and to ensure you get the best price possible for your property, here are our top tips for selling your home in seconds.

Turn on the heating

There are few things less welcoming than a cold, dark home. To make sure your potential buyers feel at home as soon as they walk through the door, turn your heating up and get your property nice and toasty.

Turn on the lights

Like heating, lighting is incredibly important for making a property feel homely. Turn on all the lights in your home before buyers arrive to make it feel bright and welcoming, using lamps and spotlights instead of main bulbs to ensure the space feels cosy.

Put a loaf in the oven

Another thing that will help your home to give off a welcoming feel is a deliciously inviting smell. The aroma of freshly baked bread and cakes has been shown to have a positive impact on potential buyers, so roll up your sleeves and get kneading.

Say it with flowers

A few bunches of freshly cut flowers placed around your home will make the property look brighter, more welcoming and more loved. Combine bright, bold blooms with stylish vases for maximum impact.

Clear the clutter

Clutter can put potential buyers off a home faster than almost anything else. As well as making your home look cleaner and more ordered, removing the clutter will help it to appear more spacious, something that’s going do wonders for your home’s wow factor.

Keep it clean

The cleaner your home is, the more it will appeal to buyers. Hoover the carpets, dust the shelves, scrub the bathroom, make the beds and give the garden a tidy before prospective buyers come to view.

Remove personal items

If your property is covered in family photos, holiday souvenirs and other personal items, it could well put buyers off. A lot of people will struggle to visualise their own furniture and belongings in a property that’s full of someone else’s stuff, so consider having a big clear out before you start showing your home.

For more information on selling homes, or to arrange a valuation for your property, get in touch with us today.

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