When you place your house on the market, you are entering a competition, pitting your property against others for the attention of potential buyers. Since you have designed and likely lived in your property, styling it to your taste, it can be hard to see anything less than an ideal living space. However, many of your home’s assets and features will be commonplace across the market and in each seller’s property, which prevents you from standing out from the crowd.
Utilising the support of estate agents can be useful. An expert agent may offer great advice and help to influence a sale. However, much like the preferences of a buyer, this is out of your control. As the owner of the property, your ability to increase a property’s appeal lies elsewhere.
Here are essential and interesting ways of making your property more desirable, as well as the mistakes that you should avoid making.
Less Is Almost Always More
The confidence you have in your own design is likely to be high. You love your home’s style, why wouldn’t others? Unfortunately, filling your home with plants, paintings, furniture, books, and bric-a-brac, while sometimes appealing, is occasionally disadvantageous. Some will like it, others won’t.
The one feature that almost every buyer seeks is, alternatively, space. So, when it comes to deciding your home’s design for market viewings, keep space in mind. Clearing away clutter and demonstrating just how much potential room your property has is far more likely to aid your property’s sale.
Show Off Your Garden
Garden spaces have become the new swimming pools, with more demand occurring for an outdoor space than ever before. If you have such a space as part of your property, it is paramount that you make it as appealing as possible.
Some are demonstrating the ability to grow food by laying out vegetable patches while others are setting up log cabins as private offices allowing them to work from home. Whatever you choose to do, it is important that the garden isn’t neglected. For many buyers, it will be the deciding factor.
Let The Light In
Within the home, lighting has the potential to make a space bigger, draw attention to certain features, and even make space appear cleaner. This creativity can be achieved with artificial lighting but is typically best with natural light. While you might not be able to enlargen the windows physically, however, you can improve the light they let in.
By using bright colours, mirrors, and keeping wall spaces clear, you will encourage natural light to bounce around your home, lifting the mood of those viewing the property and maximising the impression of space.
Consider The Long Term Costs
Those conducting the viewings should be able to accurately and readily dispense information regarding the property. Knowing information about the Council Tax Band and monthly energy expenditure is essential, placing more confidence in the buyer.
Additionally, making these as appealing as possible is a great ideal. Improve your home’s energy efficiency rating and renovate any deteriorating features. Knowing that there are no surprise costs in the future and that long term the house runs efficiently are two pieces of information that will impress a potential buyer.