Considering selling your home? If so, you’ll want to sell it as quickly as possible and for the best price. Ideally you want competing offers to drive up the price and to prevent any reasons for your buyers to haggle down the price. Take a look at these styling tips to make your home irresistible to potential buyers.
It’s essential that you carry out any maintenance and repairs before listing your home for sale. Most homeowners want to move in as soon as they can and don’t want to have to carry out any works beforehand. In addition, some buyers may have in mind some very inflated figures for repairs and you could end up in an argument. By getting these jobs done you’ll make your home more appealing and save any haggling on the price.
When carrying out specialist repairs such as tiling, plastering, laying flooring etc. make sure it’s done to a high standard by professionals.
Make sure any potential buyers can see how much space is available by keeping the rooms uncluttered. Some buyers can’t see beyond your belongings to envisage what it will look like as their home. A chaotic home can detract from the available place and can be a turn off for people viewing your home.
Removing clutter can be temporary – once you have sold your property any items can be returned to their rightful place and moved into your next home.
Avoid selling an empty property
While an empty property shows off the available light and space, staging your home can have a massive effect on the price and the time it takes to sell. Staging allows a buyer to visualise the space and can transform it into a home. We work with a staging company to help show off your property’s true potential.
Make sure it’s sparkling clean
Scent is vital when selling a home. If there’s an unpleasant smell it will immediately put off buyers. You don’t need to start baking bread or brewing coffee, but make sure there are no pet, damp or cigarette smells lurking in your home. Use a good odour eliminator and there are some fantastic atomisers available to make your home smell fresh and clean.
It could be worth employing the services of a carpet or upholstery cleaning company to refresh the carpets and furniture.
Let in the light
Make sure there is plenty of light in your property – preferably natural light. If you need to use artificial light, make sure it’s a nice tone and not a harsh fluorescent bulb.
Pull back curtains and remove any unnecessary window coverings if privacy isn’t an issue. Use floor lamps and statement shades.
Darker shades on the walls can make the property seem smaller so try and keep the walls bright and neutral. Avoid bright white, instead choose softer tones to make it feel warm and welcoming.
Get some perspective
Finally, take a step back and try and envisage the property through a buyer’s eyes. Take a note of everything that needs to be repaired, repainted or replaced. Take photographs as this will also help you to see it how others will.
Vanilla Square – highly personal sales! At Vanilla Square you will always be liaising with one of our business partners, which makes our service that much more responsible and approachable. When you instruct us, your property will reach a wider audience as we are one of the few agents who are present on all the major property portals to offer sellers maximum exposure. If you’re looking to buy or sell your property, or you’re simply considering the idea, contact us by calling 0141 229 0210 or pop into our new office at 711 Great Western Road. One of our partners will be delighted to help and provide you with impartial, expert advice.