If you’re reading this then you’re probably looking for some info on how to sell your house quickly, first things first, this is most definitely the wrong time of year to be contemplating doing it. But if you’re already on the market or you have no other choice read on and hopefully some of our previous experience can help you too.
It should, without a doubt be spotlessly clean. Potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in ‘your’ space, your perfectly clean home! If you aren’t cut out for that kind of cleaning, as many aren’t and that’s nothing to be ashamed about. Please consider paying a professional to do a thorough job, trust me it’s worth it.
Paint your front door. Your front door is the centrepiece of your kerb appeal so repaint it in a tasteful colour. Update the outside lights to a warm amber tone and put potted plants on either side of the door. Avoid tacky hanging baskets.
Go neutral. In essence you want it to look a bit like a soulless magnolia rental, because then even an idiot can picture their own decor applied. Paint colour is such a personal choice and potential buyers are likely to want to customise it themselves. If you have dark rich colours then repaint in neutral hues immediately.
Landscaping, if you’re useless at DIY again hire a landscaper. Good landscaping will transform the exterior look and feel of your home and give you a higher price. The first thing people see when they walk out the back? An unkempt garden? Loose concrete slabs? Your back garden should look like a space suitable for imminent entertaining. If need be, buy inexpensive patio furniture, potted plants and install some outdoor lighting to tie it all together.
I know it’s incredibly clichéd but consider having something like fresh homemade bread baking as they arrive. It subconsciously tells the brain ‘Home’ and they will picture themselves treating it as such. If you’re not much of a baker or are time strapped just buy a roll of cookie dough and follow the directions. You want the smell, it doesn’t really matter if it’s edible afterwards, ha!