Finding The Edge When Selling Your Home
It may not come as a surprise but it is often the littler things that prevent a your house from being sold. Of course there may be overriding factors such as the state of the housing market, difficulty agreeing a price or even noisy neighbours, but it was found in a recent poll by Yahoo that even the smaller factors can have a big effect when selling your home.
It may not be noticeable to you, but your home has its own distinctive smells and odours. The Yahoo poll saw “off-putting odours” in second place on the biggest turn offs when look around a house. Something as simple as this can leave a lasting impression for prospective buyers. This can easily be solved by trying to neutralise (not over power!) the smell by using timed air fresheners or by simply opening the windows when you are expecting visitors.
Clutter is also a big negative for prospective buyers searching around a home. Not only does it look a little messy, but it also prevents people from visualising themselves in your house because your goods are blocking the way. The best thing to do is to show that your house is storage friendly by hiding the clutter in a tactical way. For example, nobody wants to be stumbling past a muddy bicycle at the front door so invest in an asgard bike shed (click here) and make sure your house looks fit for storage.
Signs of Animals
The thing to remember here is that animals are not everybody’s cup of tea. Some people like cats, some people hate them. For this reason you have to make sure that any evidence of animals living in the house is covered as best as possible. A simple solution for this is to by a throw for your sofa to cover up any potential cat hairs.
Everybody loves that post clean feel around a house. Therefore, if you know that you have a potential buyer visiting your house, give it a quick once over. This can really give your house an edge. A dusty shelf at one house can be the difference between a clean and shiny one at another.