There are many reasons you may want to move to a new house. You might have outgrown the property you live in, or you may have decided that it’s time to downsize. You might have changed jobs, or you might want to live closer to family. Perhaps, you just want to be somewhere else. Why you’re moving doesn’t really matter; the point is, you are putting your home on the sales market and, once you have made that decision, you want to move as quickly as possible.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. The market can be slow, particularly over the summer and around Christmas time, for example. Another reason that your home doesn’t sell, of course, is that it just isn’t ready. If there are lots of things that need doing and you’re asking a price that suggests someone can move right in, you have a choice: either do the work yourself or lower the price. The first option is harder work, but should give you a better reward. Here are some of the things you should be looking out for.
Too Much Clutter
You probably don’t even realize it, but you could well be living in the middle of a great deal of clutter. If you do notice, it may not be something that bothers you. The problem is, it could bother those coming to view your home, and this is when it becomes an issue. If you home appears unclean to them or they can’t imagine their own furniture and possessions in your home, it will be harder for them to make a decision about buying it. Your clutter could be in the way of a sale – literally.
Not only that, but a cluttered space will always look smaller, and you could be doing your home a disservice, or announcing the fact that you don’t have much storage. All of these things can be off putting.
Before you put your house on the market, declutter it as much as possible first. You’ll be able to show the house off to its greatest potential, plus it will make life a lot easier when it comes to packing.
All properties require repairs made to them from time to time, and the longer you have lived somewhere and the older it is, the more repairs will need to be done, and more often. So, it’s important that, if you want to give the right first impression when someone walks through the door, you pay attention to any repairs that might need to be done around the house. Make a list and work through them before putting your home on the market, and the people who come to view will see your house in the best possible light, and they’ll know they could just move in and not have to do any work or spend any more money.
You should also look at whether anything needs updating. If you’ve had the same carpets for a long time, then changing them is a good idea, and speaking to installers of epoxy flooring Toronto can help you work out your next course of action.
Your Yard Is Important While it is important to think about the interior of your home, the yard is just as important, especially if it is the first thing that people see when they pull up to the property. Keeping this neat and tidy, removing weeds, planting some new, bright flowers (depending on the time of year), and jet washing any paving slabs are all good ideas to help make your home look more appealing.