If you are planning on putting your property on the market this year, being prepared is the key. It is not just about making sure that you price your property right and have a big sign outside of your home. There is a lot more to selling a home than this. So, let’s take a look at some of the different things you need to do.
- Make sure your home is in perfect condition – The first thing you need to do is go around your home and inspect it to determine any maintenance tasks that need to be carried out before you put your property on the market, from septic tank pump-outs to plastering, there are so many different things that may need to be fixed in order to get your home in perfect condition. It is critical to do this because it can increase the chances of a quick sale and prevent there from being any problems during the property survey part of the process.
- Put together a marketing plan – If you want to sell your property quickly, marketing it effectively is a must. It used to be a simple process. You would hire an estate agent. They would place an ad in their window. People would walk past and that is how interest would be generated. However, in today’s digital age, there are so many different ways that people can search for homes, so you need to make sure you are in all of the right places. This includes the likes of social media and online listing websites. Of course, your estate agent should do all of this for you, but there is nothing stopping you from getting a better understanding and putting yourself out there or at least keeping your estate agents honest by having the required knowledge.
- Stage your home so that people can imagine themselves living in it – The final piece of the puzzle is to stage your home in a manner that is going to appeal to property viewers and enable them to imagine living in it. One of the biggest hurdles for people when viewing a property is that it feels like someone else’s home and so they cannot imagine themselves living in it. This is why you need to work hard to make sure that your property is staged in a neutral way that brings out the best assets of the home but presents it in a blank canvas that people can build upon. You could hire a home stager to take care of this for you, yet there are lots of great articles and advice pieces online that will help.
So there you have it: some of the different things we advise you to do if you are going to be putting your property on the market in the near future. Tick all of the different boxes above and you can be sure that you will give yourself a great chance of selling your property at a price you are happy with.
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