Pretty much anything to do with real estate can be a very stressful experience. When selling property, a lot of people approach it hoping that it will be over quickly. I don’t like big projects that much either. However, if you don’t put a fair amount of effort into making your house presentable, it could take much longer to sell. Here are some of the ways you can help your home attract buyers.
First of all, declutter as much as you possibly can. When you live in any property for long enough, various bits and pieces will begin to build up. It’s true that certain isolated objects can give a home a distinct charm. However, if there’s too much built-up stuff, potential buyers are going to find it hard to focus on how nice the house is! Aside from that, removing as much clutter as possible will make the entire home feel much larger. Perceived size is always an important factor for people looking to buy property. You should focus mainly on kitchen counters and the bathroom. Take away most small appliances like toasters and kettles, and hide any personal belongings in the bathrooms from view.
After you’ve cleared away a fair amount of clutter, make all the surfaces sparkle. Be sure to target any unpleasant odours which could be lingering in your home. People who are house hunting will be looking for a home which both looks and smells exceptionally clean. You may have recently brought home a baby, or had some other significant change to your home life. It can be easy to forget certain domestic standards after these changes, but try to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. You’ll certainly need to get rid of any lingering pet smells. This will turn off a potential buyer the instant they come through the door! Aside from this, you should also steam-clean the carpets, wash the windows and rub down the walls. Don’t forget the inside of your oven, either!
Finally, do some active interior design work. If you carry this tip out well, you’ll be able to sell your house this week! Attention to the interior usually starts with large-scale decluttering. You might need to hire a storage locker to make your home feel as spacious as possible. You may also want to buy or borrow a few things especially to refresh the interior. Stylish throw pillows, fresh bedding and towels can all be bought fairly inexpensively. It may take a little time to find things that work, but I’m sure you’ll be able to. Set the dining room with some plain, clean dishes, and remove any personal photos or artwork. Try to keep everything plain and conventional. This way, you’ll appeal to the maximum possible viewers.
Making your house sellable takes a bit of work, but when it’s all over with I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worth the effort. It may be tough, but try to forget who you are while touching up parts of your home. Imagine you’re selling to the most plain, tasteless people on earth, and you’ll get your sale in no time!