You may have recently seen Phil Spencer’s new series Secret Agent about successfully marketing your house. In which case you will have been surprised at the way some people present their homes to prospective purchasers and the vendors then appear surprised when the visit isn’t followed up and their home appears unsold for a long time.
Yet his approach usually incurs little or no cost. The key is to have a house that is both clean and tidy. So a few pounds may be spent on some well placed co-ordinating extras but fundamentally it’s about making the property seem spacious. Clear the clutter.
The other area of focus is the entrance. The entrance creates the first and last impression. If the front door needs either cleaning or painting, then do it. Get the doorbell to work, place some tubs or pots to either side of the front door and fill them with flowers.
We all have a lot of emotional ties with our home but once we decide to sell it and move on, we need to become more objective. We all tolerate those imperfections or have got used to living with them. However a prospective purchaser does not see it that way. At this stage of the buying process, they will be dispassionate. This is why we so often value our home above market value. Your home is only worth what someone is prepared to offer.
If you don’t know how to market your house or how to enhance the strong points give Home Inspection Services a ring. We can help you with the marketing of your home and surveying your next house.