If you are looking to sell your home for the first time either this year or at the start of next year, it can be a big task to fulfill. Selling your home a little bit different to buying one because you have to think about advertising and pricing on your property as well as the one you want to buy, and it can be a confusing process for first timers. Lucky for you we have some handy tips to share today to make it easier for all.

Decorate

Before you come to selling your home, it is always worth doing a few cheap renovations to the space to increase the value and generate more interest in your home. You can think about refreshing the colours on the wall, look into getting the windows updated and make the place feel more like a new home than one which has been lived in and worn out over years and years of your family being there. As much as people like seeing a family home when they view a house, they like to be able to envision a blank canvas which they can add their own flair to. Keep this in mind when making changes to your home.

Be tough on price

When you are selling your home you will likely hire an estate agent to come and make a valuation for you on your home. Make sure that you hire more than one to come and do this because every estate agent will have a different idea of what you home is worth. Also, even when you do get a valuation from your estate agent this is not what you HAVE to sell your home for. If you want more for it, that is your decision, just make sure you are realistic.

Include fixtures

If you are looking to sell a house with as little issue as you can and in a short time span, you will want to think about including your fixtures and fittings in the price of the house. This will include things like your light fittings and shades, curtains and curtain poles and even your carpets. It might seem strange that people would take all of this with them when they move but it can happen and it will put people off!

Stay away during viewings

If you want to sell your home quickly, you need to be aware of your whereabouts when people come to view your home. It is surprising how many sellers will stay in the front room as people come through and it can make the people viewing the house uncomfortable. If you want to be there to answer questions, make sure you stay somewhere out of the way and just tell the estate agent to let people know you are happy to talk about any concerns they have. This will be a great touch, and if people do want to have a chat they will be glad you gave them the option and this will make them more likely to buy from you.


Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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