Sometimes it’s necessary to have to up sticks, sell your house quickly and move on; there could be any number of reasons for this. You may find yourself in financial trouble, or you may be moving to another country altogether, and you don’t want to be burdened with paying two mortgages at once.
I had a friend, who needed to make a quick house sale in Wirral recently, the first thing they needed to do was make the house look ship shape to attract a sale. If you find yourself in this position then you need to make an evaluation of the jobs that need attending to for your property.
Start with the outside, first impressions count and ‘kerb appeal’ is a big factor in presenting your home to any potential buyer.
Do you have any slates missing in the roof? Do the gutters leak? And just how well presented is the face of the house in general, this is the first thing a visitor will notice, if you have a front garden then make sure the grass is cut, and the weeds are removed, if its autumn time then make sure any fallen leaves are swept up.
Touch up any exterior paintwork and make sure the windows are clean. This goes a long way in influencing a sale.
From an internal perspective make sure all clutter is removed from the home, one of the main reasons people move home is because they need more space, so it’s vital that you present your home in the most minimal fashion possible, you have to bear in mind that any potential buyer is looking at the potential of what they can do with the space for themselves, so give them as blank a canvass possible to dream.
Go for light colours on the walls, such as magnolia, as this creates the illusion of space, and make sure any unnecessary ornaments and personal effects are removed from the rooms, this may sound over the top, but you have to let the buyer create a mind’s eye image of just how they would like to see the house, once they own it.
The kitchen and bathroom are vital aspects of any house sale, make sure anything that may make an unpleasant smell is removed, don’t leave rotten fruit in the fruit bowl, and likewise don’t leave dirty laundry lying around in the bathroom to give an unpleasant impression.
A good idea before any viewing is to open up the windows to let in the fresh air, so all rooms smell naturally great for the viewers, open up all the curtains to let in as much natural light as possible, this makes a great impression on potential buyers, to walk into bright airy rooms full of sunlight.
If its winter time, then make sure the heating is on so the house is nice and warm when the viewer arrives, a cosy warm house is much easier to sell than a cold chilly one.
If you make the effort to really present the house to its best potential, then this will go a long way in helping to sell your house fast. And then you can be ready to move on with your life and make the most of the profits gained from all your hard work.