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5 Ways to prepare your Home to Sell

Posted by Hugo van Schalkwyk on 22/08/2023

When buyers are looking for a new home, you want to do everything you can to show them your property’s potential…

Helping them to picture themselves living in your home not only means you will receive better offers, but dramatically increases the chance of selling your home quicker.

The golden rule is to remember that buyers buy a feeling, not just a house…

So here are 5 top tips to prepare your home to sell in record time!

1.  Declutter

This one is a great way to get a head start on packing for your move as well… Buyers often struggle to see past heaps of furniture and personal items. Excessive clutter also makes a room feel small.

Try to strike a balance with the furniture and décor you decide to keep because people often buy into a lifestyle. Try and show them how your home can fulfill that need.

2.  Depersonalise

Similar to the decluttering process mentioned above, depersonalising your property will enable your buyers to see themselves living in the home, rather than being forced to think about it being so obviously yours. You want to allow them to dream a little.

3.  A fresh lick of paint

Try to step back and look at your home objectively. Right now, selling your house – and not your attachment to a particular wallpaper design – is the priority. Consider if areas can be tidied up by a quick lick of paint.

4.  First impressions count

Buyers will often drive past a property to rate its curb appeal before they express any interest. Tidy up the garden or driveway, clean the windows, and give the front door a spruce with some fresh paint.

5.  Fix the small stuff

Small outstanding repairs can be easy to ignore when you see them every day, but to a new buyer it stands out like a sore thumb. Make a list of quick fixes and get them sorted. This way you also give a buyer less reasons to justify a lower offer.

If you found this article interesting, please share it with a friend or family member.  As always, feel free to reach out to me if I can assist with any real estate related matters…

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