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First thing’s first – you’ll have a harder time selling a messy house than you will selling a tidy one. So, have a spring clean and a big clearout – this will also make moving into your Bargate home a whole lot easier!
In all seriousness, a well lived-in home might be the reality of your day to day, but it’s not everyone’s idea of home. Tidying up and clearing out is completely free (you might even make some money selling old items) and the quickest way to get your house up to selling standard.
Broken light switch making you flip? Peeling wallpaper tearing at your nerves? Leaky taps keeping you up at night?
If you have any little annoyances in your home that drive you to despair, then potential buyers are going to notice them too – and they can be very off putting.
So get in the DIY spirit – or hire a helping hand to fill in those cracks, paint over those faded patches and get your electrics working as intended once again. A new coat of paint (in universal neutral colours) can make your home feel bigger, brighter and more appealing to prospective buyers, too.
If your home’s got bigger problems – like a broken boiler or failed double glazing – then you can try to sell without resolving them and pass the problems on to your buyer. If you do, be prepared to be confronted about them and to adjust your asking price accordingly.
We get it; new boilers and windows are really expensive – but you’ll get better offers and more of them if everything’s ship shape, so you could very well profit from that initial expense.
Freshly cut flowers and gorgeous green house plants transform regular old living spaces into places of wonder. That sounds like an exaggeration – but it’s not! Plants change everything about a home, and just a few dotted around certain rooms can make your place feel alive and inviting in a way no piece of furniture or any fancy trinkets can.
Best of all, most houseplants are easy to take care of and really cheap to buy, so you’re in for a low effort, high yield when you throw some plants into the mix. Just try not to go overboard; if you start hearing jungle animal calls in your living room and need a machete to get to the kitchen, maybe it’s time to scale it back a bit!
Pull the weeds, mow the lawn and get the jet washer out to clean your patio. Potted plants and flowers will liven things up, even if you don’t have particularly green fingers. Your rickety old shed might seem fine to you, but it’s not going to win any new fans – so patch it up, replace any missing or rotten panels and give it a nice new coat of paint.
You know how supermarkets pump the air from their bakeries to the front of the shop? Well, that smell apparently draws you in and makes you spend more money.
Our sense of smell is one of the most profound emotional triggers we have – and purchasing decisions are rooted deeply in emotion. Big businesses have known this for ages – but you can achieve the same kind of effect in your home, by filling it with wonderful aromas.
The smell of freshly baked bread is probably the best smell in the world; and freshly brewed coffee is a close second. Some of us adore the smell of petrol, but that’s a bit out there for a home fragrance – and bacon, while admittedly divine smelling, can leave a greasy, lingering after-smell that is no more appealing to meat eaters as it is to veggies!
So if you want to fill your home with the smell of success, get baking. Cookies and cakes will do the trick too – and as an added bonus you’ll have something to serve viewers and sweeten the deal!
Don’t just tell your friends and family you’re selling– tell your neighbours, colleagues – tell everyone! Even if you have an estate agent, use social media to show off your home in all its glory. Talk to your estate agent about getting your home listed on property websites.
Whichever way you decide to do it, you’ll need to hire a solicitor or conveyancer once you’ve agreed an offer – but you don’t have to use the one recommended by your estate agent.
Your home isn’t sold once an offer is agreed; it’s just taken off the market. There are still contracts to draw up and sign – so things can fall through until that point.
It’s worth bearing this in mind and keeping a few interested parties on file, just in case.
We hope your home sells quickly and with minimal fuss – but if you need a helping hand getting into your dream Bargate home, we’re here to help.
Assisted Move is our simple way of making selling easier for you. We reserve your selected Bargate home for 4 weeks, while our team of property professionals take care of selling your current property for you. Your current home can be valued and on the market within a week!
Or there’s Bargate Exchange, to break you free from the chain by buying your home directly from you. It’s the quickest way into your Bargate home!