There are many adages that describe how some properties sell quickly while other properties remain unsold for months on end.
Home sellers (vendors) needing to get into the right head space for their pending sale, remember: Perception is everything, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, to focus their attention on transforming their property into a home that’s desired by prospective buyers for a quick sale.
Even vendors whom need to sell up quick, can find the funds for a renovation or at the very least a spruce up. Here’s an example: a vendor has purchased another home for his family, while still owning his existing property. He secures a bridging loan which acts as a ‘bridge’ in his finance repayments until he sells his existing property and pays back that property’s mortgage.
This type of loan is also known as interim finance for short term use It’s typically more expensive, so it too focuses the vendor on what can be done to get a speedy sale. If a renovation is out of the question then staging the property so it appeals to a wider group of home buyers is required.
Staging a property involves removing personal items and often furniture too. Remove the owner’s clutter and in its place, modern, clean items that show off space and the attractive areas of the property appeals to a wider buyer market.
Before the staging can happen, what most homeowners find once they’re removed their contents, their walls and floors are in need of a spruce up. Years of living, marks the walls and the colour fades and the floorings will be dull and often in need of a deep clean. So get this done before staging. If it’s not done the furnishing add will look out of place and prospective buyers will notice and may even be put off from considering your property as a home they want to purchase.
Adding new paint to every wall and ceiling is the way forward. It smells new, and will add space and light. If you can not get to every room make sure you paint the bathrooms and kitchen.
Use Colors That Work
Along the same lines, don’t go with bold, daring colors just because you like them. You may enjoy an orange living room that projects a warm and cozy look, but it’s less likely to attract potential buyers. Stay with shades that are neutral and are much more appealing.
Bring In The Light
Natural light is an asset to any home’s value. Dark, dreary rooms will turn off even the most adventurous buyers or at least give them pause. It makes a home feel constricted and quite frankly, a little depressing. If your windows aren’t conducive to letting in tons of natural light, work with what you’ve got. Use bright, minimal sheers that let light filter through. If you must have drapes, make sure they open fully to give the room a bigger feel.
Make Your Bathroom Shine
Bathrooms are another big deal when it comes to home value. They get a lot of use and need to be kept up so that they work well and look great. Opt for a comfortable feel with things like heated floors, wall-mount lighting and a bath/shower area that’s bright and roomy.
You might want to try your hand at interior design. It will be less clinical than using all staging furnishings and it give your home your own personal touch which will make it more homely and appeal to a lot of buyers.
However, it’s important to know how to use interior design in a way that boosts your home’s value and doesn’t bring it down, so tread carefully with how much of your own style you want to add.
Kitchens can look great with new appliances on show. Remember to remove clutter and have clean shiny bench tops and freshly painted walls. kitchen is one of the rooms that can have a major impact on your home’s value. With that in mind, pass on the short-lived fads. They’ll be outdated too quickly. Look for appliances that have a timeless design and neutral colors that work well with anything.