With strong buyer demand and high property prices, now is a good time to put your home on the market. While some estate agents believe that spring is the right time to sell your home, others might say that winter is the time when serious buyers enter the market. However, looking at the current market conditions, it seems that now is just as good a time as any other to sell your home. If you’ve been thinking about putting your property on the market, here are some tips and tricks to sell your house quickly and seamlessly this summer.
Hire a good estate agent:
If you want to sell your home quickly, your best bet is to hire an estate agent. A good estate agent will help you put your house on the market, stage the interiors, list the right asking price, find potential buyers and even help you close the deal. You can also ask your estate agent to find out how much is your house worth, as that will help you determine the right selling price while ensuring that you do not settle for a lower price. After all, an estate agent is an expert when it comes to buying and selling property, so why not enlist the help of an expert.
First impressions matter:
Every estate agent will agree that first impressions matter. A potential buyer driving past a street could fall in love with a house, and that will certainly be attributed to their first impression of the home. So, first and foremost, you need to up your curb appeal. Paint the exteriors of the home, mow the lawn, landscape the garden and just make sure that your home looks beautiful and inviting.
Show off the best features:
What feature in your home stands out the most? Is it the above-ground pool in your spacious backyard or the modular kitchen with in-built appliances? When you put your property on the market, be sure to mention all the best features of your home. From a spacious master bedroom to a newly renovated bathroom, from an indoor fireplace to an outdoor deck, make sure that you highlight the best feature of your home.
It’s all about the photographs:
Nowadays, most estate agents and sellers are listing homes online so that potential buyers can view multiple properties from the comfort of their homes. Essentially, your house will be liked or disliked based on the photographs that potential buyers see online; it goes without saying that you need to use high-quality pictures when you list your property online. Clean your property thoroughly, stage the interiors to really showcase your home and click high-quality pictures from every angle so that potential buyers fall in love with what they see.
Understand buyer demand:
One way to really sell your home quickly and seamlessly is by understanding buyer demand. Right now, spacious gardens, outdoor spaces and home offices are very popular among buyers. Do you have a spare room in the house? Is there an attic or a garage that you don’t really use? Convert that into a home office. You start a small kitchen garden or build a deck in the backyard, or even add some lawn chairs or a patio to your existing garden. Essentially, you need to try to figure out the current buyer demand and see how you can mould your home to meet that demand.
Fix what may be broken:
Fix anything that requires fixing, from a leaky faucet in the kitchen to a broken tile in the bathroom. If any appliance is not working, fix it or replace it. Change the torn rug in the living room and fix the broken leg of the side table. Basically, you want to fix anything and everything that might be damaged. By doing so, potential buyers will not have to worry about renovations which in turn means they can move into the property quicker. That’s a win-win situation for both parties.
Use natural light to your advantage:
When a potential buyer walks into a home, he or she wants to feel welcome and happy. Natural light not only brightens up your home but also makes your property look a whole lot bigger. For buyers, natural lighting translates to a comfortable and welcoming environment, plus low utility bills. If you are unable to add natural lighting to your home, add lighting fixtures and lamps to make your house brighter and better. If a potential buyer is coming for viewing, be sure to open the curtains and put on all the lights so that they can see your house in the best light possible.