Selling your home can be the start of an exciting new chapter for you and your family. It’s a chance to move on to something new, which might mean a new job, lifestyle changes, more space, or that it’s time to grow your family. It can help you to achieve financial security and improve your quality of life. But it can also be stressful. When we sell our homes, we’re often stuck in limbo, waiting for a sale to finalise before we can move on and take the next step. Sales can fall through, things can change, and selling can take much longer than we might like. Here are some top tips to help you to get a quick sale.
Find the Right Solicitor
Finding the right conveyancing solicitor can make a big difference. You want a conveyancing professional that understands your circumstances, communicates well, and has your best interests at heart. Find someone close to home, who you trust, and who is easy to reach when you need to. You’d be surprised at how many sales are slowed down simply because both parties are waiting to hear back from their legal representatives.
Decluttering before you sell your home can help in two big ways. First, less clutter means an easier move. There’s less to pack and organise, and you could even save money because you won’t need as large a moving van or to hire storage. Secondly, a home without clutter and mess is more appealing to buyers. They’ll find it easier to imagine their possessions and furniture in the house and form a much better first opinion.
Keep Some Personal Touches
That said, when you declutter, you shouldn’t get rid of or hide away all of your personal touches. Things like photos, ornaments, paintings, and soft furnishings are what make a house a home. They’ll help prospective buyers get a feel for what family life in that house could be like and help you to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint covers any discolouration and stains and is one of the easiest ways to make your home feel lighter, brighter, and cleaner. Just make sure you paint at least a few days before any viewings so that you’ve got time to get rid of the smell.
Hire a Cleaner
Deep cleaning your home will help it to look and smell better, and it’s certainly worthwhile before showing your home to buyers. But if you haven’t got time, hiring a professional for a thorough one-off clean can be a great idea.
Make Minor Repairs
Minor issues like cracked paint or chipped plaster and dripping taps can put people off. Fix anything that you can to make a better impression.
Bake Some Bread
Traditionally, people would bake bread to create a warm and homely environment before showing people around their homes. It might be old-fashioned, but it works. The smell of fresh bread is incredibly welcoming and will help you to create the impression of a happy family home.
A quick sale can save you money and reduce your home move stress. With these tips, you’ll have the best chance of a smooth sale, that lets you take the next step, and enjoy the next chapter of your life.