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Looking for a speedy sale without compromising on price?

Posted by Birchills on 21/09/2022
In an ideal world, your home would speak for itself, but sometimes, buyers require a nudge in the right direction to see their property for its full potential. You might ask yourself what can be done to improve your chances of a quick sale at the best possible price?   Fortunately for you, we’ve put together a checklist on the quickest way to sell your property.

Start with a top-selling agent.

Instructing a successful estate agent is a fantastic place to start. They will be your main point of reference for you and your buyers. They will manage viewings and virtual viewings, crafting your listing. Hence, it entices more enquiries and marketing your property so it looks its very best. Sometimes it pays to bring in the professionals.

Get an up-to-date valuation.

Let’s face it. Most sales come down to the price. Even if your property has perfect transport connections, a giant kitchen and the sort of garden that would give Kew Gardens a run for its money, the price might sway buyers the other way. It’s worth getting a valuation with a team that knows what they’re doing. Be sure to research and ask local residents for their recommendations. Booking a free valuation with Birchills is a great first step.

Declutter your home

Those finger paintings your little ones created might make your heart fly with joy, but they just look like clutter to the buyer. Consider rearranging the furniture to create a feeling of space. Add finishing touches like plants or fresh-cut flowers to lift the room and make it feel more inviting.

Invest in good photography

So you’ve done the tricky bit. Your home is looking great. You now need to make sure it looks great in photos too, to entice potential buyers. A good photographer will spruce up your home, plump up cushions, re-pleat curtains and add finishing touches to work surfaces to make them look their best in photos. 

Put out the word

Inform everyone you are selling – neighbours, shopkeepers, friends and even Auntie Pat. Make use of social media to spread the word. If you really want your property to be noticed by the right buyers in the shortest amount of time, you could invest in targeted social media marketing. 

First impressions are vital.

The exterior of your property will set the tone for the rest of the property. You don’t want a grungy, untidy and slightly mouldy exterior to put potential buyers off. Mow the lawn, Remove the cob webs from the porch, paint the windows and keep things neat and tidy. If possible, relocate any distracting bins out of sight for less clutter. It might also be an idea to migrate your slightly bizarre collection of novelty garden ornaments to somewhere people can’t see.

Kitchen quick-fixes

For many people, the kitchen is the hub of the home. Make sure you have clean work surfaces, wipe down your fittings and handles, and ensure last nights dishes are cleared away. If you really want to push the boat out for your viewings, why not brew some fresh coffee or bake some cakes. These both taste good, and smell even better – and what’s more enticing than a sweet-smelling kitchen?

Lose the pets (short-term)

You might love Rover or Tiddles, but not every buyer feels the same way. Clean any pet stains, tidy up the furnishings and make sure you hoover up any animal fur. Ask a friend to take care of your fur baby during a viewing so as not to distract (or frighten to death) a potential buyer. 

Banish items from the Bathroom 

Clear away the mountain of toiletries, sponges, razors, makeup and whatever else that seems to have amassed in the bathroom. Fold bath towels, wipe down surfaces, open windows to remove moisture and get rid of any mould if you can. Your bathroom needs to look clean and presentable. Use these suggestions and you could find yourself fighting off an hoard of buyers in no time.

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