Whether you are moving to pursue your dreams with a new job or for a change of scenery – you must put your best foot forward by ensuring your current property is in a good condition ahead of the move. This will make it much easier for you to sell or rent out, and could provide you with a greater sense of financial security by providing you with more funds that can be used in the move.
With that in mind, here are some simple ways in which you can get your home ready for the market – ensuring that it sells quickly.
- Pay close attention to the current property market in your area and beyond- what homes are currently in the most demand? Do you need to undertake any renovations to be able to compete with others and stand out from the crowd? How much can you realistically get for the space?
- People are more likely to rent/buy a property that feels homely or welcoming, so be sure to find a way to create a comfortable home through interior design and furniture. Even if your furniture is coming with you, having a few good items displayed when people are looking around can help them envision how the space would look when they are living in it. If you are stuck for inspiration, focus on a minimalistic design – as this is always a good way to catch people’s attention.
- If something is broke – fix it. Though it could be tempting to pass this job over to the next tenant, broken or faulty items can often ring alarm bells for potential buyers – and may turn them away altogether. Thankfully, completing routine home repairs has never been easier. For example, many companies now offer their services 24/7 and can easily tackle jobs such as HVAC Repair.
- Find ways to declutter your home and keep it clean. Ideally, you should also complete a thorough deep-cleaning of the property before moving out to ensure that it is in perfect shape for the new buyers. To break down the job, work through the home a single room at a time.
- While the new buyers may already be planning on renovating the property, you can ensure that they are at a good starting point by giving the walls a fresh coat of paint. This is an excellent way to cover up any imperfections or signs of wear and tear.
- Whether you are working with an estate agent or selling the property yourself, it is essential that you take good quality photographs of the property to use in advertisements. If the pictures are bad, they can turn potential buyers away as they won’t do the space justice.
- Find a way to draw more attention to the area of your homes that are the most impressive. Focus on your selling points and drive them home as much as possible – as this could be the difference between a buyer looking elsewhere and making an offer.