So, the time has finally come to move home. Your home has seen the good times, the bad times, the best of times; it has been a home of firsts and a home of lasts; it has created many memories that you will hold dear and remember for the rest of your life. But, everything has to eventually come to an end, and your time living at your current home is the end, and the start of a new beginning. It can be very exciting when you decide to sell your home and look for a new property. It signals a new change in your life, and will bring different chapters and passages to your future.
However, before you move into a new home you will need to sell your old one (finances permitting) and that can tend to be a bit stressful if not planned and carried out correctly. You will need to approach estate agents who will do a good job for you and your home, and will not charge extortionate prices for selling your home for you. You will also need to ensure your home is clean, tidy and looks appealing to potential buyers - if your home does not look its best then you will, potentially, not be able to get the price you want for it.
When selling your home, make sure it appeals to the right people who you are aiming to target your home to. For example, if you want prospective buyers to be older, experienced people who may have more money then ensure your home looks right to appeal to them. If your home is going to be targeted to the rental market, such as students, then, again, make sure it appeals to them. If your home comes with extras, such as a big piece of land, make sure the agents put that information on any adverts which will be created, such as ‘5 bedroom family home situated in a quiet suburb, with good sized mountain land for sale.’
It is also important, when selling your home that any relevant furnishings or additions are in the property when potential buyers come to the house for viewings. This allows them to see what the home would look like once they move in. A bare home does not leave the imagination to work, but with your furnishings there it adds an appeal, an atmosphere and ideas of what prospective buyers can do to the home.
Make sure that when you sell your home, that you do not sell it for majorly under the initial selling price that you settled for. Even if you are eager to sell the property, it is important you make a profit off it, especially if you have done substantial work to it which has added significant value to the property, compared to when you first bought it. Think of how you want your house to look, and what would make a property appeal to you and selling won’t be a problem.