Ways To Make Your Home Stand Out When Selling

Published: 14/07/2020

Hurrah! The housing market is out of lockdown, meaning you can now complete property purchase and sales.

Are you looking to sell your home this summer? Are you looking for effective ways to help make your home stand out from others on the property market? While a good estate agent can help you a lot with completing the sale, it’ll ultimately be down to you to ensure that your home is well presented and inviting to all potential buyers.

We’ve put together some tips to get you started:

Clear the clutter

One big factor that needs considering when selling a house is the space you’re showing off. If you have too much clutter around, it will make rooms look too cramped and messy. The best thing to do before setting up any viewings, is to have a complete clear out. Give yourself a weekend to properly go through all rooms of the house, sorting out what you believe needs to go. If your property comes with a garage or you own a shed and you have a lot of household items that you don’t want to get rid of just yet, this would be an ideal place to store them for the time being.

If you’ve got old furniture, unused electrical appliances and clothes you no longer wear, why not arrange to sell them online? That way you’re getting rid of unwanted items that are taking up space, as well as putting some money in your own back pocket.

Get gardening

Whether it’s cutting the lawn, adding some bright and vibrant flowers or having some garden furniture on show, you can make your garden a unique selling point of your home and grab the buyer’s attention immediately.

Recent reports also suggest that there has been a rise in demand for homes with gardens following the lockdown, so this is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of this and make it stand out.

If you’ve got a small garden, then something as simple as a nice vase with some flowers in can help make your home more welcoming and leave a lasting impression on those viewing the house.

Look for any last-minute repair jobs to do 

Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint, hanging up new pictures around the house or filling in the cracks and missing tiles, it’s worth going around the house and making a note of what needs doing in each room to ensure it’s looking spotless.

A well-maintained house screams out to the viewers that it is well cared for, which is a desirable trait that buyers look out for. If the buyer sees various aspects of the house that may need repairing, they’re likely to consider lowering any potential offer they are going to submit. It’s all about leaving a brilliant first impression, as this will increase the likelihood in interested parties in making an offer down the line.

List the property at a realistic price

We all would love nothing more than making a big profit when selling a property, but the listing price is a massive factor which will deem whether you gauge any popularity from homebuyers. If you set it at a realistic price, you are bound to attract a lot more attention.

Correct and reasonable pricing allowed for the market to dictate how much a home is ultimately worth by creating the possibility of multiple offers. Any sellers that immediately reach for the stars with outlandish prices quoted, is likely to put off potential buyers, who will skip over your property completely when looking around.

Sell the town to them

If you’re hosting the house viewings or have previously been asked about the area, be sure to tell them abut local schools, shops, restaurants, pubs, and public transport links as this can help them with their decision on whether it’s worth purchasing.

A lot more buyers are more likely to be interested in making an offer for the property if they know their surroundings are both friendly, with plenty of things to do in their spare time. We previously spoke about why location, location, location is the most important factor potential homeowners need to consider when making the move.

How we can help:

We can help you sell your property today with our experienced property team on hand, ready to provide our brilliant conveyancing services!

Read more about our combined sale & purchase deal here.

Who are GWlegal?

GWlegal are a property solicitors based in Liverpool, specialising in buying or selling, remortgage, declaration of trust, bridging and buy-to-let landlords.

If you have a legal matter you wish to discuss don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 0345 373 3737 email us discuss@gw.legal with your question.

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