Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Three Things Buyers Will Notice About Your Home- Even If You Don't!

Selling your home can be stressful. Opening your doors to the critiquing eyes of viewers who will be going over your property with a fine tooth comb is never the nicest, even though you’re moving to pastures new you will still have a sentimental attachment to your old place. One thing to be aware of is that viewers will see your house differently to you, what you need to do is take a step back and see it objectively- through their eyes almost. Here are three things that you might not notice about your home but will be massively obvious to a buyer.


Bad smells

It’s no secret that we all become a little ‘nose blind’ after a while. It’s the reason your teenager can be happily sat in their room that stinks without noticing a thing, and yet it’s so obnoxious to us walking in! To a lesser extent, this can happen throughout the rest of the home. We can become accustomed to certain smells which we stop noticing, but are offensive to others. Maybe you have a shoe cupboard that’s full of old shoes by the door, or perhaps your pets like to lie on the carpet. They might have even had an accident or two over the years. Use an effective pet stain cleanup for carpets and then clean over everywhere else with a professional carpet cleaner. This will get them looking their best and will eliminate any bad smells. Before conducting viewings, you will of course want to make sure the house has been deep cleaned. Take out any rubbish, open windows, avoid cooking anything too strong smelling and get the place looking and smelling wonderful.

Minor repairs

A scuff here or a scratch there might not mean much to you. The chip in the tile might have been there so long you’ve stopped noticing it, and you know that crack in the ceiling isn’t a result of anything serious. However these things will be big problems for a buyer. They could easily assume any cracks are a result of subsidence- a serious and expensive problem to fix. A few scratches and scuffs might not be massive renovations, but they can all bring down the overall look. It could cause buyers to assume that there’s more of a problem than there is which could put them off.

Decor

You might like your decor, but to a buyer it could be dated, untasteful or just not to them Decor that’s personal to you will say to a buyer ‘this house needs decorating!’ This of course means money which they will then try to recoup by knocking you down on price. It can be worth spending a few hundred on some basic decor- fixing holes and cracks in walls, sanding them down and painting them. Going over doors, skirting boards and other woodwork in white gloss to make everywhere feel fresh. Invest in a couple of key pieces like a plant and a rug to dress the room without it being too personal to you. This allows buyers to picture themselves in the space.

xxo
Kim

How Easy Can It Be To Buy A Home?

When you are on the market for a new home, it is likely that you will find yourself a little anxious about it - or possibly even more than a little. This is something which everyone experiences, no matter how much or how little experience they might have and it is worth bearing that in mind if you are going to be buying your home any time soon. If it is your first home in particular, then you might be worrying about what you can possibly do to make it as easy as possible. The truth is that buying a home can be surprisingly easy, so long as you are happy to make some amendments to ho you do things and you don't’ mind taking a step back to look at those issues beforehand. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the things you can do to make buying a new home as easy as possible.


Know Your Finances

If you are kidding yourself about your financial position, then it is likely that that will negatively affect your experience of buying a home. When you do this, it means that you put yourself in denial, and that will generally only lead to poorer results than i what you are probably hoping for. However, being straight and honest about your finances is likely to ensure that you are going to have much more luck when it comes to buying that home, so this is something that you should consider first and foremost. Taking a look at your finances might be painful, but you need to bite the bullet if you are to make sure that it is going to work as well as possible. Once you have done so, you then know exactly what price range you are looking for, what kind of property you can expect to end up with, and how likely it is that you can buy a property at all in the near future. Be as honest with yourself - and those helping you - as possible, and you will find that you can make it much easier to buy that home as and when you see fit.


Be Clear On Your Desires

Many people are not really sure about what they are looking for in a home. This might be okay on some occasions, but generally you will want to make sure that you are not going to allow this to carry on for too long when you are in the thick of the process of buying a home. You need to try and be as clear as possible on what your desires are, in terms of what kind of home you want and where you want to live, so that you can then make the whole rest of the process as easy on yourself as possible. As long as you do that, you will find that you are that much clearer on what you need to do as well as what you want, which will in turn make a huge difference to how likely you are to get what you want. If you are struggling to know what you want, then the first thing to do is just shop around, look around, make sure you are happy finding some examples of the kind of place you might enjoy. Soon enough, you will find that you have a much clearer sense of what you like and what you would rather avoid. Hat will help you out hugely.

Use An Agency

There might be many kinds of hell that you feel you need during the homebuying process ,and that is very common and normal, so don’t worry if that is the case. However, if you do think you need some help, one of the major types of help to consider is that of an agency. Having an agency on board will mean that you can have the gaps filled in where you knowledge is lacking. Their experience will also ensure that you are going to be much more likely to actually get the kind of home you want in the location you are dreaming of. You will also find that your anxiety about the whole experience is much less when you have that kind of help on your side. All in all, it is definitely beneficial to use an agency as it is going to make the whole process much more likely to be successful for you. With a property buying agency, you know that you are always going to come away with what you wanted, no matter what. That, of course, is the main thing that we are trying to achieve here, so clearly that is important.


Find The Right Mortgage

Most people will need to find a mortgage, and if you are like most this is probably one of the parts of the process you are finding the most worrying or difficult to make work. The truth is that finding a mortgage can be challenge, but it is something you will need and want to put as much effort into as possible if you are going to be able to buy the home of your dreams. You need to make sure that you are shopping around, that you know exactly what kind of mortgage you actually need and how much for, and that you don’t stop until you get it. Getting your finances in order is obviously going to help here as well, and don't forget that sometimes it takes a lot of persistence and a little luck to finally land that mortgage. However, once you have it sorted, that will be the largest headache dealt with, and the process will suddenly seem and genuinely be much easier.


As long as you take care of the things mentioned here, you will find that your home-buying is much more likely to succeed. You will also be able to ind it a lot easier, and less stressful on the whole, which is something that everyone can be glad of. Remember that everyone finds the process difficult at first, so you are definitely not alone.

xxo
Kim

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