When homeowners struggle to sell their property, this is often down to one important thing - presentation.
Buyers are becoming much choosier, therefore now more than ever it's so important for you as the seller to put your very best foot forward and make the right first impression. To help you do this, we've put together a list of some of the all-important property turn-offs you need to be aware of.
We all know that first impressions count. And those first impressions begin within the first steps up to the front door. Consider how your front door and hallway is looking perhaps it could do with a refresh and repaint?
This is one of the biggest culprits in turning people off your property. Not only does it act as a distraction when people are looking at what a room has to offer, but it also highlights the lack of storage space. Consider investing in some storage that not only looks good, but one that is built to suit you and your home's needs.
The colours you choose can really affect how a room looks to buyers - both positively and negatively. Strange decor choices will only make it harder for them to picture the house painted the way they want. Don't take the chance. Play it safe and use lighter colours, this will make your rooms seem a lot bigger, cleaner and less cluttered.
Too many personal items
Keep in mind that when buyers are taking a tour round your home, they're trying it on to see how it fits. If your home is cluttered with too many personal items, then it's just going to be all the more difficult for them. Make sure collectibles are stored away neatly and remember you need to be decorating to sell, not to live.
If this is the case for your home, then you ought to rethink the price you're planning. Many buyers these days say that they would prefer a garden to a garage in spite of the extra storage space and somewhere to put the car, so be sure to keep that in mind when fixing the selling price.
The kitchen is one of the most well used areas in the home. If it's left unclean, then not only will it be unattractive to the buyer but it also sends them a strong message that you don't care about your home. This is a real barrier and will only make them wonder about the rest of the property.
To summarise get rid of all the clutter, neutralise your decor, keep the place looking tidy and be realistic about the figure you want. Happy selling!
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