How to Sell Your Home Faster and For the Best Possible Price
Selling a home in the current climate should not prove too much of a challenge for those looking to relocate. Record demand across much of the UK has created an unprecedented sellers’ market, with prospective buyers competing ferociously for quality homes.
Still, there are always steps that can be taken to speed things up further. Not to mention, ensure that when your home sells you get the best possible price for it.
With this in mind, here are a few simple yet effective ways to ensure the fastest sale for your home in 2022:
- Advertise it Yourself
Even if you have hired an agent to sell your home, you can still advertise it yourself via multiple channels. Social media in particular can be a surprisingly effective platform for listing homes for sale. The more places you advertise your property, the faster it is likely to sell.
- Get it Staged Professionally
A professionally staged property almost always sells faster and for a higher price. Hiring a home-staging company may seem like an unnecessary cost, but could pay dividends. The services of freelance home stagers are always readily available online.
- Focus on First Impressions
Think carefully about the first things prospective buyers will see when visiting your home. This usually means things like the driveway, porch, front door, and surrounding exterior; all of which must be in pristine condition and perfectly presented.
- Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint
Time and time again, this has proven to be the most cost-effective way to boost a home’s appeal and market value. Go for something neutral to create a blank canvas, upon which prospective buyers can visualise how they would like to decorate each space.
- Focus on the Kitchen and Bathroom
It is the practical spaces within a home that tend to attract the most attention and scrutiny. If you are going to invest time, effort and money in renovations, be sure to focus on the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen in particular can be the ultimate make-or-break factor.
- Consider Hiring a Photographer
Nobody is going to visit your home if it does not look the part online. The photos you publish could play a major role in determining if, when and for how much your home sells. Unless you know exactly what you are doing, hiring a photographer could make all the difference.
- Comprehensively Declutter
Removing as many personal items as possible makes it much easier for prospective buyers to see themselves living in your home. Likewise, getting rid of as much clutter as possible helps enhance this ‘blank canvas’ effect you are looking to create.
- Consider the Alternative Options Available
Alternatives to conventional property sales can also be considered in time-critical scenarios. Examples of which include selling at auction, selling for cash to a specialist property buying company and so on. All of which should be discussed in advance with an established broker, in order to ensure you fully understand the pros and cons.