Whilst selling your house is a serious business, it doesn’t have to be difficult and in order to do so, all you have to do is follow a few simple steps. Here we consider 5 things that will help you sell your house and get the best price.
1. Attend to Snags
Most houses have the odd snag, a crack in a wall, a chipped skirting board or a loose floorboard is no big deal. When it comes to selling the property, however, it is advisable that any snags you have been putting off attending to get the focus of your attention.
Start with the front exterior and then systematically work your way through the house and gardens giving the whole place a little TLC.
2. Curb Appeal
The front of the house is particularly important, as you want the property to have curb appeal – that is to say make a good impression from the road outside. If there is a front garden, make sure it is well tended and if possible there is some colour in the shape of plants and flowers.
The front door and windows need to be in good condition and clean. Outdoor lighting needs to be in good working order and evidence of an alarm system is also an advantage.
The interior of the house needs decluttering and every attempt to make the spaces inside look spacious, clean and tidy should be taken. That isn’t to say, however, that the rooms should look bare, a strategically placed vase of flowers or coffee table book can help give a positive impression.
Depersonalising is also important, by all means sell the lifestyle, but try to avoid a situation like having shoes left out in the hallway or handbags on the sofa. The ideal scenario is that anybody viewing the property can visualise themselves and their possessions being there.
Once you have completed the work that needs doing on the house it is time to put it on the market.
5. Finding an Estate Agent
Finding the right estate agent is paramount when it comes to getting the best price for the property. The trick here is to do your research and don’t forget to include online estate agents like Hatched. Online estate agents are becoming more and more popular as people realise that the service they offer is premium, but much cheaper than that of high street agents.