There has never been, an easier time for selling property, than now. Is that the position? In London perhaps. Potential buyers, scramble for a property. There is an average of between 6 and 10 buyers after every home on the market. Other parts of the country, however aren’t so popular and aren’t a sellers market. Below, are our expert tips, to enhance your chances of selling a property within 24 hours. For a cash offer or further advice please check their homepage at Ready Steady Sell (TM)
1 Staging your property for a quick sale
Your home, is your castle, and the hub of the family. Serious attention, is necessary to present a property, in such a way to impress your viewer, to result hopefully, in a sale. There is little point in having, cluttered rooms, filled with family photographs, that distract and achieve uninterested responses from potential buyers. All viewers, need to visualise living there themselves. The property, must give a ‘wow’ feeling, when the potential buyer steps over the threshold. It may prove beneficial to get advice from a home-staging firm, such as Housewow (www.housewow.co.uk) Suggestions, may include to further ‘stage’ the property,making sure carpets have been deep cleaned, work surfaces are free from clutter. A finishing touch, could be a display of fresh flowers suitably placed and maybe hiring furniture to impress and enhance rooms.
2 Always be ready
Graham Scott, director of House-Move has stated ‘A vendor who is prepared to have viewings at short notice, and to keep their home in a suitable state is definitely preferable’ This company, have sold numerous properties quickly. A bungalow was put up for sale at the close of day, had viewings, and it was sold within three hours for the full asking price. Research, should be carried out to check out the agent and brochures, should be scanned for spelling mistakes, errors can hinder sales. Research, shows that sales brochures that are correct, without errors or any mistakes of any kind can sell houses, more quickly. The end of the week, is considered the time when house hunters, plan their viewing schedules, so a Friday listing is profitable. You need to have your house, near the top of the property search engines, to gain house hunters attention.
3 Resist the highest valuation
Do not be swayed, by an agent who says that your property is worth more than other rival firms have suggested. Keep your feet firmly on the ground, and don’t fall for a company with unrealistic aims for selling your property. The highest price is always tempting. Advisor say choosing an agent, who has sold similar property in the area is recommended.
4 Let it be news
Spread the word, tell shopkeepers, friends, neighbours, when you have decided to sell your property. Include media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter. Use, these to your advantage, as they are a free vehicle to drum up interest in your property.
5 Examples of playing hard to get
A North London agent, needed to sell property in Hampstead on a prime site. They advertised the property in the media and turned down viewings. The owner, announced he wanted to make improvements, before the sale. This created an outstanding level of interest in the property. The plan, cunningly thought through, achieved a substantial record price for the property and insatiable sale interest.
6 Pack up your belongings before you’ve sold
Before photos of your property are taken, family snaps and clutter should be removed. Potential buyers, must have a clear canvas to visualise your house as their future home. It is ideal to try and look through the eyes of a potential purchaser.
7 A conservation area
Buying a property in a conservation area, is a solid guarantee, that property value isn’t going to go down. An example of this is an apartment in Exeter, which sold in a day for £150,000. The agents, sold another listed property in Exeter within 48 hours, without it even being viewed by the buyers.
8 Trim back
Cut back bushes, and sprawling ivy type creepers, which maybe blocking out the light and obscuring the house. A large tree close to the house raises questions, concerning foundation-wobble and subsidence for potential buyers. They might be wary of cost implications for expensive surveys, may need to be carried out. Experts, advise removing all vegetation you reasonably can, suggested by a reputable estate agent.
9 Extra rooms
Providing an extra room, not another wing to the house, can add to a sale. A strategically placed boot room for instance, for potential buyers, who have muddy dogs or children. Don’t forget, to light up a log burner in winter. This will set a charming winter scene, and piles of chopped wood, can add to this. In the garden, outdoor tree houses, are a winner. These added extras may sell your property.
10 Sort out your deeds
Your house deeds, need to be at hand, if you are selling your property. It is the wrong time to start searching for them, when your solicitor, has a buyer on the phone wanting to complete a sale. Delays in the legal process, are common reasons for properties, not selling, delays unnerve potential buyers, and time to rethink a sale. If you have, extended your property, have planning consents to hand as well.
Create, family areas wherever possible. Dead rooms, or rooms without purpose, are a turn off. Make sure, neglected rooms are perhaps changed into another living room.
12 Tenants who need evicting
Jamie Lester of Tyneside properties, told one of his clients, that the best way to sell her house was to evict the tenant, do a few repairs, including repainting. Making the property appeal to a family, or first time buyer. The property sold, with the desired asking price.
13 Keep up to date
Keep up to date, with the selling process, Send e-mails, to estate agents, solicitors and surveyors. Whoever, is involved, keep them on their toes. Wherever your location, Whatever property you are selling. Your property is critical. Always be professional, on time, and most of all, don’t dither, be punctual and to the point, acting responsibly. If these selling tactics are used, I’m sure a sale will follow.