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How To Sell Your Old Home

We all know how critical first impressions can be. Which is why it’s important to do all you can to show 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. So you need to ensure your home gives that strong first impression.

3 Common mistake you should avoid

  • Overpricing: Whilst everyone wants to achieve the best selling price possible an overpriced property could deter potential buyer 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.
  • Bad Photos: A picture, as they, is worth a thousand words. Home buyers often begin their property search online, meaning high quality photos are essential. Avoid photos with bad lighting or any that are blurry and poor quality. Before taking photos or arranging for your agent to take some ensure each room is tidy, the curtains are open, and all the light bulbs are working before they come over.
  • Too Much Personality: When selling your home you want it to appeal to as many prospective buyers as possible, so ensure your presentation is not over personalised. 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. With a few small checks and changes you will have a successful sale and be moving into your new home in no time!
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A High Specification Kitchen in a Jones Homes new build

Neat and tidy

Everyone aspires to a dream home, so start by giving your entire house a bit of an overhaul and declutter as much as possible. 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 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 can really have a dramatic impact.

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.