8 Tips for Selling Your Home

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It is no secret that selling your home is a challenging process.

There are many things to think about and a lot of easily made mistakes could happen.

So below we have put together some tips that will hopefully make your process a little easier.

8 Tips for Selling Your Home

1. Photography Matters

Whether you’re selling a home that is small or large, investing in some good photos can make a huge difference. It is worth putting your money into a professional who can capture your home at its best. 

The most important photo to advertise your house is a ‘front shot’. This image aims to encourage potential buyers to take a look at the rest of the images taken.

2. Decluttering and Deep Cleaning

That doesn’t mean bare rooms or walls.

Keeping your house clean and tidy for viewings will create the right impression. This could even mean renting some local storage during the marketing period.

It is important to show your home as a blank canvas. It helps the potential buyers vision their life within the home. 

It could even be the thing that convinces them to follow through with the process.

3. Availability

If you are trying your very best to sell your house, you may want to consider putting all your time and effort into this process for the time being.

Missing one opportunity could be the difference between selling your house or not. 

Ensuring you’re available for viewings is crucial to show it properly, generate interest quickly and increase your chances of a successful sale. 

4. Realistic Price

We recommend being realistic and straightforward about the price you want to sell your house for. Asking for a realistic price attracts genuine buyers, speeds up the sale, and reduces negotiating. 

Getting the price right also helps streamline the selling process by reducing the time your home spends on the market. 

If your home is priced too high, you may find yourself looking for potential buyers for a long time. 

5. First Impressions Matter

It is important to have a positive initial impression. The first impression helps with trust, instills confidence, and creates a safe environment for buyers. 

A first impression can provide subtle insights into a person’s communication style, attentiveness, and ability to listen.

It can even be the deciding factor in the home-selling process.

6. Sell at the Right Time

When you decide to sell can make a big difference in the result of your home sale. 

Different property types sell best at different times of the year.

If you want the best price, in the shortest amount of time, choose a time of year that suits your local market.

7. Market Your Home

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Consistently reaching people through various sources can increase the amount of people interested in your property. That is why using a trusted estate agent is a great way of putting your home in front of the right people.

Estate agents can organise viewings, offers, photography and tips of staging to get the highest valuation of your property.

This will allow you to leave the selling to the industry experts and all you need to do is follow their instructions and wait for the offers to roll in.

8. Depersonalise Your Home

Creating a neutral space allows potential buyers to be creative and imagine their own lives in your home. You can do this by removing personal photos and quirky decorations.

This is important because it allows your property to be more appealing to a broader range of buyers. Your taste in decor or lifestyle choices may only resonate with some potential buyers.

It is best to make your property a blank canvas for people to picture their future in.

Why is it Important To Prepare Before Selling Your Home?

By taking the time to prepare your house for sale you are increasing your chances of getting the highest possible value.

When customers are greeted by a prepared seller with plenty of information about the house, it gives a great first impression.

You are reducing the amount of time sending messages back and forth with the estate agents to answer follow up questions.

Selling Your Home with Lyons Estate Agents

If you would like any help to get started with selling a property, we are here to help.

We’re an estate agent in Bootle and have plenty of experience selling residential and commercial properties in the North West.

Contact us today and a member of our team will get back to you.