6 Tips and Mistakes to Avoid when Selling your Home.

6 Tips and Mistakes to Avoid when Selling your Home. hero

Are you gearing up to sell your home? Whether you're an experienced seller or a first timer, the process can be both exciting and daunting. To help you navigate this journey smoothly, we've compiled six essential tips to consider.

1.      First Impressions count.

First impressions matter, and the exterior of your home sets the tone for potential buyers. Invest time in enhancing your curb appeal by maintaining a well-kept lawn, neatly trimmed hedges, a selection of brightly coloured shrubs and plants, or an array of pot plants which might be more easy to ensure variation - and of course clear away any dead leaves and keep garden paths swept. A visually appealing exterior creates such a positive atmosphere that it can immediately influence a buyer's decision.

2.      Don’t leave clutter out on show.

Buyers want to envision themselves in your home, and excessive personal items can be distracting. Declutter your space by removing unnecessary items and consider depersonalizing it by neutralizing decor. This allows potential buyers to see the full potential of each room and envision their own lifestyle in the space.

3.      Highlight key features.

Your agent will identify and highlight the unique features of your home that set it apart from others on the market. Whether it's a spacious garden, an updated kitchen, character beams, or natural lighting, these selling points should be accentuated during viewings and in your marketing. Emphasizing these features can help attract interested buyers and justify your asking price.

4.      Avoid letting your pets taking the spotlight.

While some potential buyers may not be fond of pets, others might become so smitten with your furry friends that they lose focus on the primary reason they're there—to assess the property! Given the unlikely scenario of parting with your pets as part of the sale, it's best to keep them from becoming the centre of attention!

5.      Be flexible with viewings.

Selling your home often requires accommodating viewings at various times, including evenings and weekends. While this can be inconvenient, being flexible with scheduling can increase the number of potential buyers who view your home. Make it as easy as possible for buyers to see your home and envision themselves living there.

6.      Consider the season you’re selling in.

Align your preparations with the time of the year when you're selling, including adapting how you present your home during viewings. For example, if it's transitioning to warmer weather and you typically relax on an outdoor sofa during the summer, arrange for viewings to showcase how this outdoor space is utilised.

By following these six tips and avoiding common mistakes, you'll be better equipped to navigate the home selling process successfully. Remember, each property is unique, so tailor these suggestions to fit your specific circumstances and talk to your estate agent to ensure a seamless transaction. Your local Jones Robinson team can give you expert advice if you're thinking of selling - contact us today!

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