Selling your home can be super exciting but it can also be daunting! There’s so much to consider and when you mix in the emotions that come with moving on from somewhere you’ve created memories, it can be hard to know where to start.
We’re with you! So, we called on our good friends from Century 21, because when it comes to selling houses successfully, they’re alllllll over it. They explained that there are FOUR magic things you need to keep in mind when selling your property.
Here’s the inside scoop…
1. First impressions count
You’ve heard it before and we’ll say it again — first impressions count! When you’re selling your property, your goal is to create an exterior that draws buyers in so they just have to see inside. Ensuring your lawns are mowed, bins are hidden and your garden is looking its best are the first steps. It’s also worthwhile considering whether repainting your front door, or even your home’s façade will help you get a better result when you sell.
2. Styling for success
There’s a reason that home stagers are so popular these days and we definitely recommend checking them out. A home stager will decorate and style a property to ensure it looks the best it possibly can for photos and open inspections.
James Bell, CEO Century 21 explains, “It might seem expensive to have your home styled, however staging a home can easily increase its selling price, as well as the time it takes to sell.”
And if your budget doesn’t stretch to staging your whole house, you may want to just style key rooms such as your living room, kitchen and main bedroom.
3. Showcase functionality and versatility
It’s important to remember that you’re not just selling a property, you’re selling a lifestyle! You want potential buyers to be able to picture themselves in your house, so make sure your home is presented to show its full functionality and versatility. Smaller unused zones can easily be transformed into a study nook or reading retreat, showing them the possibilities of how to use the space.
4. The right agent is key
And last, but certainly not least, is getting the right team behind you! Taking the time to find the right agent who is experienced, professional and knows the market inside out is vital. Do your research, ask friends and family for recommendations, and look at recent results in your area!
Looking for more advice and tips on how to achieve the best result when selling your home? The team at CENTURY 21 is always more than happy to chat, with no pressure or strings attached. Get in touch with them today!