We know all about the need or desire to sell your house quickly. We have customers from all walks of life that come to us with a huge number of reasons and situations that mean they need a quick sale. But while we consider houses regardless of condition there are a few big things that it is worth considering when looking to sell any home but especially if time is an issue. If these things are addressed it will speed up the sale process.
A Tidy Garden
While not everyone can be a professional gardener there is a difference between a Chelsea Flower Show winning garden and something that is clean and tidy. When people come to view a property the first thing they see is the front garden. Even if it is just a small strip of grass or patio how it looks it important. Be sure to clear up any rubbish or things like kids bikes and broken toys. Get rid of any dead plants in pots as this can look very negative. You may not want to spend much but a quick trip to a local garden centre could supply a few bargain plants in pots to bring a bit of colour tot he house. If you do have any grass then give it a mow, a neat lawn is not that hard to achieve and can do wonders in creating a good first impression. Keeping he back garden nice and tidy is really important too. It may not affect the first impression as much but a cluttered garden will damage the feeling of space the buyer may be looking for.
A Tidy Entrance and Hall Way
It may be really hard to do but keeping the entrance area to your home clear when trying to sell your property is really important. Anyone with kids knows it’s a mammoth task to avoid a clutter of shoes, bikes and balls laying around by the front door but a prospective buyer may react badly. While they may not actively think about it the impressions a messy hallway gives will not be positive. It will make the area seem small and it will feel very much like someone else home rather than somewhere they can see themselves living.
Tidy Cupboards and Storage
This may not be at the top of the clean up list when you have a viewing but storage space is a key factor for most buyers. If cupboards are choc full of stuff shoved in there as part of a tidy up they can look very small. The impression you should be aiming to give is that the storage spaces are big; no cupboard looks big when things fall out of it as the door opens. It can be very hard to find anywhere to put all the usual stuff but a simple tidy up can help. Reorder things, put boxes and the like flat rather than at odd angles. Even a full cupboard can be made to look bigger if it is all in order!
If you are looking to sell your house as fast as possible then speak to our friendly team today. We will be able to make you a very speedy offer on your property that could remove all the stress of having viewings, dealing with estate agents and the rest of the hassle of selling a house. We have many years of experience buying houses across England and Wales and would be very happy to discuss your property today.