So, after all the stress of putting the paperwork together and aligning documents, preparing your home for its next owner, your home is finally on the market, congrats!
Homes are sold for tons of reasons and now that yours on the market, there is the need to make sure that you are doing the right things, checking the right boxes that would make your sales experience an amazing one. So, what are the things to do when your home is finally on the market?
· Make it look fabulous: As typical or as obvious this may sound, people often fail to recognise the need to put their houses in the most perfect state they can manage when it is on the market. This is not just you sorting general cleaning; this requires you to go the extra mile. Check out the windowpanes and make sure they are cleaned thoroughly and are adequately covered with appropriate curtains or blinds, you should get some new ones if necessary. Use plants and fresh flowers to bring life into separate rooms.
· Good smells only! Good smells are inviting and gives a sense of comfort to your buyer that your home has been well taken care of so far. You do not want to have the space that you have put up for sale smelling bad. To rid yourself of bad smells, find the source and fix it! Clean your kitchen properly and dispose of bins, wash off dishes and clean countertops till they sparkle. Baking soda in bins and on mattresses is a great way to neutralise smells.
· Fresh paint: You will be amazed at how much a fresh brush of paint could transform your home. To get people interested, you have to show them that there is something to be interested in. the best part about painting these days has to be the fact that you can do it yourself. There are tons of DIY videos on the internet with inspiring ideas on how you can change the outlook of your house just by painting one wall, or a small portion of your home.
· Presentation: To help your property generate interest, you have to present it in the best light. Ever seen a hotel with shabby pictures online and you still go ahead to book a room? Me neither. As you have gotten your home on the market, take pictures which flatter your property, get a professional to do it if you feel your photos do not tell the story you want it to.
Now that your house is on the market, these are things you want to do and more! This list is in no way exhaustive, you need to make your buyers feel welcome, declutter the inside of your property, get air into the house by opening windows and keep it clean at all times.
If you find yourself generating little interest, feel free to contact us, and we can help shed some light on where you might be going wrong.