Whether you’re someone who flips houses - buys them, renovates them, and sells them on for a profit, or are selling your old home, you want to ensure that you get a quick sale. There’s nothing worse than having an empty property just sitting there because each day it’s left empty it’s wasting money. The problem is, of course, that you can’t choose when your property sells - it’s down to finding the right buyer.
That being said, although you can’t determine when a property will sell, there are ways that you can improve your chances of a quick sale. What you want to do is ensure that your property is a cut above the rest of your competitor properties in the area, so that it’s more appealing to buyers and sells more quickly. The question is, what does it take to make your property more appealing than competitor properties in the area?
Go and view competitor properties
The best way to take down the competition is to know what you’re up against. So, if possible, make appointments to view competitor properties to get an idea of what they are offering. For instance, you may find that a competitor property of the same size and design quality comes with all new energy efficient appliances, whereas your property doesn’t. Or, you may find that a competitor property that’s the same size as yours and in the same area is priced a lot higher than your property - don’t let this tempt you to raise the price because an overpriced property is an unsuccessful property.
Go the extra mile
To make your property more appealing to potential buyers, be willing to go the extra mile. Redecorate so that the walls are all neutral shades - not everyone likes bright, bold tones, so it’s best to keep the decor neutral. Make the property more energy efficient by using specialist electricians, like Wire In Electrical to update your property’s lighting. Consider swapping out old appliances like a outdated air con for a modern one. Find little ways to go the extra mile, making your property seem more appealing to potential buyers.
First impressions count
When it comes to selling a property, first impressions count. So, ensure that any photos used of the property for advertising show it in the best light. It’s also important to make sure that the kerb appeal is on point. Remember, potential buyers, form opinions about a property in the first 15-seconds of arriving, so a good first impression is always a must.
Focus on smell
When potential buyers walk into the property, you want them to be blown away by how amazing it is, not put off by a certain smell it has. So, before your start doing viewings, think about any potential smells that your property might have, such as damp, wet paint, or general grime, and find ways to combat any smells. Popping a couple of plugin air fresheners around or a bowl of potpourri can give your property a more welcoming smell.
There you have it, simple steps to take to ensure that any property that you’re selling gets snapped up quickly.