Things You Can Do To Help Sell Your Property
If your home has been on the market for a while and you want to know which steps to take next to complete a sale, you’ve come to the right place.
It’s no secret that the home selling process can be long-winded, so when your property is on the market for longer than you originally anticipated, it can be extremely frustrating. However, if your property is struggling to sell, it isn’t the end of the world. In fact, there are a few things that you can do to shorten how long your home is on the market for to secure a sale and, as a result, sell your property in no time.
First of all, if your property isn’t selling, it could be time to rethink the asking price. After all, if your home is on the market for an unjustified price, buyers are going to be put off, scrolling past your property to take a look at those that are within their price range. Nowadays, pretty much everyone has access to the internet, meaning they can see everything. If similar houses on your street or in the same area are selling for a lower price than the asking price you have advertised, buyers will be able to see this. To give you a better idea of how much your home is worth, take a look at the property market and/ or similar properties in an area closeby to you. Alternatively, if you’re open to offers, reword your asking price to read ‘offers over x amount’, which will give you access to a wider audience of buyers. If you’re still stuck, check out our blog for helpful tips when setting an asking price for your property. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to accept an offer you’re not happy with and that negotiations can be made.
Much like your asking price, if your photos aren’t quite hitting the mark, potential buyers won’t give your property a second look. If you think your photos are missing something, retake them. It may seem like a faffy job to do in order to sell your property, but it’s worth it in the long run; with the right photos, your home will stand out from the crowd. For helpful tips, read our blog on how to take successful property photos.
In hindsight, you may have thought it was a good idea to completely remodel parts of your home but in reality, it’s just not worth it. Any form of major refurbishment would take at least a few weeks to complete and could cost thousands of pounds. Although this work would add value to your home, it would make the home-moving process longer and more stressful. Instead, carry out simple improvement jobs and improve your home quicker. For example, replace old wallpaper with new neutral colours, thoroughly clean your carpets so they look brand new, and repaint your doors and door frames.
If your property is still on the market after you’ve conducted one or two property viewings, your home could be the thing that’s putting potential buyers off. It could be anything about your property, from the cleanliness to the smell, so we’d always recommend cleaning. Buyers visiting your home will expect everything to be immaculate, so make sure there are no dirty dishes left in the sink and get rid of towels from the bathroom. After all, buyers need to be able to envisage themselves living in your home but how can they do that when your home is still full of your clutter?
Rethink Your Selling Method
Whether you’re selling your property through an estate agent or online, have you considered another option? With Kondo, you are completely in charge of the home selling process, taking charge of every aspect and can liaise with potential buyers yourself to secure a deal without having to deal with a lacklustre middleman. To find out how to sell your home online with Kondo, read our blog.
If you’re worried that your home is staying on the property market for too long, it’s important to stay calm and take appropriate actions. By taking note of the top tips listed in this blog, not only will you improve your property’s chances of selling, you’ll learn for the future and, as a result, will know which steps to take if you’re faced with this problem again.