Think like a buyer to sell your home successfully
IF you’re getting ready to sell your home and you want to sell quickly and achieve the best price it’s important to understand your contribution to the selling process. The team of experienced estate agents at Gibbs Gillespie Uxbridge provide their insights into what buyers want. Think about your target demographic and what they may be looking for.
Is it a family, a single person or perhaps a couple? Are they young and trendy or older and more conventional? Are they first time buyers, second steppers or potential investors?
Most home buyers are seeking three things; an emotional connection, realistic pricing, and a smooth completion. The moment you put your home on the market you need to start thinking about it in a slightly different way. It’s now just a property you happen to own; one that’s in competition with many others in the same price range.
Try to change your mind-set from thinking the emotional word ‘home’ when you look around you, and instead, start thinking that impartial, detached word ‘property’.
Walk through the rooms one at a time, and as you do, make a note of your overall impression of each room and what it needs.Take a critical look
When selling a property it’s important to furnish your rooms with your potential buyers in mind. and decide what works well, and more importantly, what doesn’t. Knowing how to properly stage your home in anticipation of potential buyers is a very important part of a successful selling process. Here are our tips to get you on your way:
Clean it – A dirty home will have buyers wondering whether it has been properly maintained.
Don’t overlook flaws – It’s easy to put off small household tasks, like replacing blown light bulbs or repairing a cupboard door. Make sure everything works.
Remove clutter – Pack away those framed photos, children’s artwork and other personal belongings. Buyers need to be able to see it as their own home.
Neutralize – Give walls a fresh coat of paint in a contemporary, neutral shade.
Go for maximum kerb appeal - Home buyers will often walk or drive past first, and fresh paintwork and well cared-for outside spaces make a great first impression.
Call Gibbs Gillespie on 01895 272742 for a free, no obligation valuation of how much your property is worth in this incredibly buoyant market or pop in to have a chat at 268 High Street, Uxbridge.