If you have been thinking about moving house for a while, now is a fantastic time to put your home on the market.
Here are our top tips to ensure your home sells quickly and you can get the best possible price.
1) First impressions count
Before a potential buyer enters your home, they have already made their mind up on what they think of your property. Your house may be beautiful inside, but if the outside does not look great, you may jeopardise your sale. Most people only focus on the inside of the property and making sure it is well presented, but the exterior is as equally important. Before any potential buyers come to your house, spend time tidying up the outside of the house – plant flowers, have clean pool water, trim bushes, remove weeds, and repaint the front door. Think like a buyer, if you are buying a house, what would you like to see?
2) Clear the clutter
One of the biggest reasons people give for wanting to move house is they would like more space. A home free of clutter instantly feels more spacious.
Research has shown almost a fifth of buyers (22 per cent) wouldn’t make an offer on a property because it was too cluttered,”. Before any potential buyers come to view your property, take time out, and declutter all the rooms in your house. If you don’t need it or use it, take it to a charity shop or throw it out. If you want to keep it, temporarily put it away (no one sees what is in your cupboards) and keep your blinds and curtains open to let in plenty of natural light.
3) Spring clean
A clean home will reassure potential buyers that the property they might be looking to invest in is well cared for. Kitchens and bathrooms help sell a home, so we highly advise you to do a deep clean of the kitchen and bathrooms as these are the areas that most people will focus on.
4) Eliminate bad odours
Bad odours are an instant turn-off for potential buyers. When you are living in a property, you may not recognise odours in your home, such as pets, cooking, smoking etc.
5) Fix it
Do you have a door that doesn’t close? Or maybe a dripping tap? Fix it before you accept viewings.
6) Keep it neutral
Home sellers should always opt for neutral tones like beige, grey, and white when trying to sell their home. These warm colours will help buyers visualise themselves living in it as they can put their own stamp on it when they move in.
7) The right agent
Your home is one of your biggest assets so put it in the hands of an agent you trust.
At Dream Spanish Homes, we have been helping turn dreams into reality for over 16 years. We are one of the fastest-growing real estate agents on the Mar Menor, Costa Cálida. We offer our customers complete peace of mind and are the only agent to give you more.
If you would like to sell your property, contact the Dream Spanish Homes team and book a free valuation.