Studies have shown that the longer a property is on the market the less it will fetch overall. So in order to get the right price you need a quick sale. In the current climate, more and more people are resorting to D.I.Y versions of everything from self-builds to traditional house selling. Be your own estate agent and sell your house yourself. You could be the best person for the job, after all you live there. So first things first, take some pictures and not on your iPhone.
A study conducted by Redfin research in 2013 shows that using professional photographs sold houses for up to £10,000 more than amateur photos. So get a DSLR camera and take a photography course if you haven’t already. It may cost you in the short term, but it’ll be worth it. Photo sharpness is key in fetching above the asking price with the sharpest photos selling above list price 44% of the time compared to amateur photos only 9% of the time.
Pictures are the first thing that online house hunters click on. It’s their first impression of your home and will immediately put you in their yes or no pile. Other things to think about are the time of day you take photos of the exterior of your home, usually dawn provides the best light. Be sure to capture both the ceilings and flooring in your photographs to project space.
The price has to be right. The price of a house is the number one reason a house does not sell quickly. Setting the correct asking price is tricky business, and the greater someone revises their initial asking price the lower they will sell for eventually. Lowering a house price shows potential buyers a weakness, and they immediately use that to their advantage when making an offer. The best way to achieve the right price is to look at the sold for values of similar properties in your area. There are plenty of property valuation tools online and Property Bee is a really useful extension for Firefox that shows you other sellers’ revisions to listings online.
A well-kept garden will fetch a higher asking price, so mow the lawn, prep your flower beds and trim the bushes. It’s time to declutter and accentuate the space that’s on offer in your front and back garden. The interior of your home must be well-kept too and a fresh coating of neutral paint with white or creams will compliment natural light. It makes sense that a clean house and a well presented house is more attractive to any potential buyers. Play with rearranging your furniture to exhibit the way space can be used in each room.
Loft and wall insulation are a must nowadays, and can save people hundreds in energy bills. If you want to invest in your home before selling to drive up its value then consider solar panelling, energy-efficient lighting and condensing boilers.
Selling your house yourself can be quicker and easier, with less time wasted over paperwork and no estate agents fees, it will leave you wondering why more people haven’t done it. With the help of an online specialist such as (sellhousefast.uk) you can get a free valuation within days and you’ll be glad you took the plunge.