Monday, January 20, 2014

Sold in Seconds: How to Make Your Home Sellable

With the British housing market showings showing signs of recovery, now might be a good time to sell your home if you’ve been putting it off during the economic crash. Although you might think that selling a house might be easy – whether through an estate agency, auction, or a house buyer such as Harry Rose – there are always more ways to maximize profit to help your home sell for a high price in a short amount of time. 

Shabby Chic Interior Style
Taking a brief look at the home section of Pinterest will tell you that one of the most popular trends in interior design is shabby chic.  One of the best things about the style is that it revolves around white painted walls, and giving your home a lick of white paint will give it a ‘like-new’ image, while also being inexpensive DIY task to complete, as white is the least costly of all paint colors.  Finish the look with distressed wood and plenty of soft, patterned furnishings like throws and rugs.


Maximizing Your Outdoor Space
Whether you have a small backyard or a sprawling garden, there’s no reason to leave your outdoor space in disarray, as a presentable garden with plenty of potential can often be one of the most attractive features to a new buyer. If you’re limited for space, look at space-saving measures such as hanging baskets filled with flowers and sweet-smelling herbs and potted plants which allow you to turn a patio into a mini garden. If you’ve got lots of space, make sure it’s well-kept by trimming the grass, edging your flower beds and weeding the soil.  These basic tasks might take only a weekend to complete but they’ll make a huge difference to the presentation of your outdoor space when a buyer comes along.


Price-Enhancing Measures
Adding value to your home takes more than simply making it presentable inside and out.  Real value comes from adding things that buyers want. If it’s a fitted kitchen, look at the kitchen sections of second-hand and classified add sites to find a good deal. Alternatively, stripping your floors of carpet and putting down an inexpensive wood flooring might be the best way to add value to your home.

Ultimately, if you’re looking to get the most for your home when you come to sell, you’ll need to put in a lot of time and effort.  If you can do this, however, you’ll be able to ensure your home reaches its selling potential.     


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