The process of moving, buying and selling your house will always be stressful.
In fact, a recent survey of 2,000 UK homeowners revealed moving house to be top of the list of life’s stresses – considering the process to be more difficult than divorces or relationship breakdowns. However, moving during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic could bring even more stress and uncertainty to the table, as there is a lot more uncertainty involved in the process.
That being said, there are certain steps that you can take to make the process a little easier for everyone involved. For example, you can focus on getting your current property in good working order so that it will sell as soon as it hits the market. This means that you won’t have to delay your move, or host viewing after viewing that leaves both parties disappointed. With that in mind, here are some top tips for selling your home quickly!
Enhance your curb appeal. When selling your home, you should not underestimate the importance of a good first impression. This means that your home needs to look good inside and out – especially as the out is the first thing prospective buyers will see when they pull up outside your home. By impressing them from the word go, they are in a positive mindset as soon as they step inside, meaning they will be more receptive to making an offer. Thankfully, there are various ways in which you can enhance your curb appeal. For example, you could install an oak framed garage, that adds the perfect finishing touch to your home and gives them a place to store your car. Furthemore, these garages are a great way to add a spot of sophistication to your modern front garden.
Stage your home for the perfect viewing. When showing prospective buyers around your home, it’s important that they are able to picture themselves living there. This can be hard to do if your home is full of clutter, hoards of personal belongings or family photographs. As a result, you should ensure that your home is clean and organized ahead of time. You should also make sure that you depersonalise the space where possible – giving them a truly blank canvas to work with. Emptying out your home a little can also give yourself a head start on your packing-which is something that should never be left until the last minute.
Be prepared to negotiate. Negotiations are a key part of the buying and selling process – which means that you should prepare for them ahead of time so that you do not feel as though you are caught entirely off guard. Studies show that house prices have fluctuated significantly during the pandemic – meaning that you may find that buyers offer below your asking price. While you should be willing to give a bit of leeway, however, ensure that you do not accept an offer out of desperation to move – and only when you will be fairly compensated.
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