If you’ve ever wondered ‘how can I sell my house quickly?’, you’re in the right place. As a local estate agency, we at HS Homes of Solihull are positioned to offer reliable and honest advice about achieving a quick house sale in 2022.
Whether it be for personal, financial, or health reasons, there are numerous motivations for moving home. But, sometimes, your house just won’t sell on the open market.
To help, we’ve outlined just some of the reasons you might be trying to sell and the benefits of undergoing a quick house sale with HS Homes of Solihull.
Before you instruct an agent to sell your house, it is important to understand the pros and cons of a quick sale:
By giving your property a little love, and treating it to a makeover, you’ll almost always raise its profile, which will likely heighten interest and gain a greater property value. Whether you’re decorating, updating interiors, or performing wholesale renovations, there are many ways you can improve the appearance of your home.
Take a look around you and be honest: how much of this do you actually need? Having a clear out will help your property look more spacious – and that extra room will mean potential buyers can visualise themselves living in your home.
Once you’ve sorted your clutter, it’s time to give your house a thorough clean – and we don’t just mean running the hoover across the carpets. If you want to sell your home quickly, you’ll need to do everything from waxing your wooden floors, to banishing any limescale, and scrubbing your oven so hard it shines.
Naturally, the longer you live in your home, the more wear-and-tear will occur. Whilst these things may go unnoticed to you, prospective buyers will definitely home in on them – so make sure you sort out that cracked tile in the bathroom, or paint over those scuff marks.
Whilst this may require investment from you initially, replacing tired décor can help your home to potentially sell faster, and for more money. Update your old carpets with neutral new ones, and strip and replace the wallpaper with neutral-coloured paint to provide prospective buyers with that all-important blank canvas.
Bad odours can be a huge turn-off for buyers, so it’s important you address these ahead of viewings if you want to sell your property as quickly as possible. Take the bins out before each viewing, check your plumbing is working; and consider plug ins or opening some windows to allow some fresh air in.
If it’s cold outside, nothing is more inviting than entering a warm and cosy house. Similarly, if it’s the middle of summer, you want to retreat to a home that’s cool. It may sound strange, but you could help to sell your property quickly by controlling your temperature during viewings.
If you have lot of toys lying around, or walls full of family photos, then it can be hard for potential buyers to picture themselves living in your home. That being said, you don’t want to veer the other way and have your home looking cold and sterile.
Have a walk-through of your home before viewings and remove anything that veers into something too personalised. We’d also recommend painting your walls in a neutral colour if you have the time, to enable viewers to get their creative juices flowing.
We’re not saying you need to have a complete overhaul, but a messy garden can have a negative impact on house viewings. Make sure the lawn is mowed, cut back any overhanging trees and bushes, and ensure the bins are kept out of sight, to keep your garden looking just as tidy as the inside of your house. If you have a patio, make sure this is weeded and jet washed to make it look as good as new again. Maybe give the woodwork outside a fresh coat of paint too.
The front of your house is the first thing prospective buyers will see, so it’s important to keep it in good condition. Make sure your house number is clearly visible so viewers can find you easily and spend some time ensuring your windows are nice and clean.
If you’re using your spare room as a home gym or a walk-in wardrobe, it could be turning potential viewers off. If your house is advertised as a three-bedroom property, then where possible, restore all of your rooms to their original use ahead of viewings. The only exception during these times would be home offices – because most people need one!
Now is a great time with many properties receiving multiple viewings and multiple offers, and in many cases, sales are agreed for significantly more than the asking prices.
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