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How To Sell Your Old House Quickly

We all know how critical first impressions can be. When you’re trying to sell your house quickly, it’s important to do all you can to showcase your home in the best possible light, right from the very first moment a viewer steps through the door. Potential buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in your home, but they also need to feel as though they can move in without having to make major changes. You need to make sure that your home gives a strong first impression.

Tips for Selling Your Home

Realistic Pricing:

Whilst everyone wants to achieve the best selling price possible, an overpriced property could deter potential buyers from even viewing your home. It’s advisable to seek the help of a professional estate agent who will use their expertise about the local market to suggest a fair price based on recent sales in your area. Proper pricing will attract more interested buyers and increase your chances of a successful sale.

Good Photos:

A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words. Home buyers often begin their property search online, so high-quality photos are essential. Avoid photos with bad lighting or any that are blurry and of poor quality. Before taking photos or arranging for your agent to take some, you should ensure each room is tidy, the curtains are open, and all the light bulbs are working before they arrive. Presenting your home in the best possible way maximises your chances of capturing the attention of potential buyers online.

Limited Personality:

When selling your home, you want it to appeal to as many prospective buyers as possible, so you should avoid having too much personality in your presentation. Buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in the property. Too many photographs and personal effects on display can prevent a buyer from seeing your property’s full potential. Keep the décor neutral and minimise personal items to create a blank canvas that allows buyers to envision their own style and preferences.

Home Maintenance:

One of the biggest mistakes that sellers make is to neglect necessary home repairs. Buyers are often looking for a move-in ready property, and visible issues like leaky taps, peeling paint, or broken fixtures can turn them away. Take the time to address any maintenance and repair needs before listing your home. A well-maintained property creates a positive impression, and potential buyers will immediately feel more confident.

Curb Appeal:

Don’t underestimate the importance of curb appeal! The exterior of your home is the first thing that buyers see, so make sure that it looks inviting and well-maintained. Keep the lawn manicured, trim hedges and trees, add fresh flowers or plants, and ensure the front door and porch area are clean and welcoming. Enhancing your home’s curb appeal creates a positive first impression that can set the tone for the rest of the viewing.

Proper Staging:

Proper staging can significantly impact a buyer’s perception of your home. Failing to stage or staging incorrectly can make your property feel cluttered, small, or uninviting. If you think this is going to be a problem for you, then you could even consider working with a professional stager who can give you some tips to optimise your space by arranging furniture, decluttering, and highlighting the best features of your home. Well-executed staging can help buyers to visualise the potential of each room, and therefore experience an emotional connection.

A High Specification Kitchen in a Jones Homes new build

Neat and Tidy:

To create a sense of a dream home, start by giving your entire house a bit of an overhaul and declutter as much as possible. Clear away any unnecessary items and organise your belongings. Make sure all the beds are made and that dirty dishes and laundry are out of sight. Perhaps even consider hiring professional cleaners to make the place really sparkle. A neat and tidy space allows viewers to picture themselves living comfortably in your home.

A Jones Homes lounge, showcasing how a tidy living room can help to sell a house quickly

Space and Light:

To help give your viewer a better sense of space, put large pieces of furniture (and anything you don’t use) into storage. Pay particular attention to the hallway, as this is often the first place the viewer will see – simply putting away coats and shoes will create a sense of openness that can really have a dramatic impact. Additionally, ensure that your home is well-lit by opening curtains or blinds to allow natural light to flood in. A bright and spacious environment can greatly appeal to potential buyers.

south facing garden

Showcase Outdoor Spaces:

Make sure to highlight any outdoor spaces that your home may have. Clean and declutter patios, decks, and garden areas. Arrange your outdoor furniture in an inviting manner and add some tasteful decorations or potted plants to create an inviting oasis. Buyers appreciate carefully-maintained outdoor spaces, as it expands their living and entertaining options.

A bathroom cabinet

Highlight Storage Solutions:

Storage is often a key consideration for buyers. Showcase your home’s storage capabilities by organising closets, cabinets, and storage areas. Remove any excess items and create a sense of spaciousness within these areas. Storage solutions like shelves or organisers can be used to maximise the usability and appeal of these spaces. Buyers will be impressed by ample storage options and feel confident about their belongings fitting comfortably in your home.

Induction Hob

Emphasise Energy Efficiency:

With rising energy costs and growing environmental concerns, energy efficiency is a significant selling point. Try to highlight any energy-saving features in your home, such as energy-efficient appliances, smart thermostats, or upgraded insulation. Provide information about the potential savings on utility bills and the positive impact on the environment. Such information is very attractive, as it suggests long-term benefits and cost savings.

Enhance the Ambiance:

Create a welcoming ambiance by paying attention to the overall atmosphere of your home. If a viewing takes place during the evening, adjust the lighting to create a warm and inviting environment. Use soft, diffused lighting in living areas and bedrooms to evoke a cosy feel. Consider playing soft background music to set a relaxing mood. The right ambiance can make potential buyers feel comfortable and emotionally connected to the space.

A neutral kitchen in a Jones Homes new build in Clowne

Refresh Flooring and Carpets:

If your home has carpets or flooring that’s a little worn or outdated, then we advise looking into refreshing them. Deep clean carpets to remove any stains or odours. Ensure hardwood or laminate floors are thoroughly cleaned and polished. If necessary, you may even want to repair or replace damaged flooring to present a well-maintained appearance.

Showcase Versatile Spaces:

Highlight the versatility of different areas in your home to appeal to a wide range of potential buyers. Showcase how rooms can be used for multiple purposes, such as a guest bedroom that can also function as a home office or a finished basement that can serve as a recreation area or an additional living space. Arrange furniture and decor to showcase the flexibility and functionality of each room. By demonstrating the adaptability of your home’s spaces, you help potential buyers to visualise how they can make the most of the available square footage.

A vase of flowers on a table is a great tip when you're selling a house

Finishing Touches:

A little attention to detail can make a big difference. Brighten your kitchen with some fresh flowers and give your bathroom a boost with some new towels and floor mats. Or, if do you have a little more in your budget, it’s amazing what a fresh lick of paint can do. However, stick to neutral colours as they can be less polarising. What’s more, maybe add a nice homely scent to really finish things off.