Statistically, spring to early summer is the best time to sell your house. Lush green lawns and blooming gardens can help make your property more appealing. Potential buyers with children often also choose this time of the year to begin house hunting so that their move can coincide with the summer school holidays.
Whilst placing your house on the market at the right time of year can definitely help, there are also a number of other things you can do to make your home more saleable at any time of year without breaking the bank:
1. Increase the Kerb Appeal of your Property
In order to make the right first impression, your property need to have kerb appeal. If your from garden is paved, it might be worth hiring a pressure washer to clean the slabs and remove any built up dirt or marks. Make sure that the lawns are mowed, prune any overgrown bushes, trim the hedges and make sure the borders are in good order. If the first thing a potential buyer sees when they pull up to your property is an overgrown garden that is full of weeds, you could have already lost the sale before opening the front door.
If your front garden lacks colour, you could easily brighten it up with a few hanging baskets and planters.
2. Tidy up The Exterior
Now that the gardens are in good order, it’s time to consider the exterior of the property itself. Does the exterior look clean and fresh? If not, it might be worth thinking about repainting the masonry or front door. PVCu windows can discolour with time, but they can be easily restored to a brilliant white with a special PVCu whitening cleaner.
3. Bright & Fresh Interior
Painting the interior of your home with light neutral shades can help to make your rooms appear bright, fresh, and spacious. If any of your rooms are particularly dark, consider installing daylight bulbs to help brighten them up. Conversely, if any of your south facing rooms are too bright due to large windows or patio doors, consider installing sheer net curtains to help soften the light. Make sure your tidy the house up before any viewings to make the best impression.
4. Modernise Fitted Furnishings
If your kitchen cabinets have seen better days, it might be worth installing a new kitchen to improve the saleability of your home. Whilst a new kitchen can be quite costly, it is one of the few home improvements that can have a positive impact on the resale value of your property. For homes aimed at the upper end of the market, bespoke fitted kitchen cabinets can be a great unique selling point, Edmont Joinery in Wiltshire offer a full cabinet design and manufacture service that will help your property stand out in a saturated market.
5. Good Quality Photography
Now that your home is packed full of buyer appeal, you need to make sure that the property is well dressed and that the photographs you submit are of the highest quality. There are a number of tricks you can use to present your home at it’s best. Fresh flowers can help add a touch of sophistication, whilst house plants can give your home a warm and nurturing appeal. Give your home an air of success by displaying luxury toiletries in the bathroom, and take down any photographs of your family. Displaying landscape or modern art on the walls can also help.
Rather than photographing every room at once, it can be beneficial to photograph each room individually, at a time of day when it gets the best natural light. This will make your photographs more vibrant with the best possible colour contrast. Use the best quality camera you can lay your hands on, a full frame DSLR will produce much better images than a mobile phone.