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Ways To Speed Up The Sale Of Your Property

Jul 18, 2008
With sales of property supposedly suffering it is unsurprising that sellers are trying as many tactics as possible to help them sell their property faster. It is important however to be realistic; while fitting a new kitchen or bathroom will impress buyers, if the roof is missing tiles or the plaster is falling off the walls the eventual sale price will not be raised considerably. Most important is that the overall condition is good, this means ensuring plumbing, electrics and gutters are all in working order.

By ensuring that the overall condition is good you can protect yourself as a seller from renegotiation. For instance, if your home is in good condition, the ammunition of buyers to gain a lower price is negated. If you really want to increase the value though the best way to do this is to add is space; experts agree that the homes in the UK are some of the smallest in Europe so by converting lofts or building extensions, the value of a property can be raised.

Here are some of the most common tactics employed by sellers to encourage quick sales.

You should always start with the exterior of your property. By mowing the lawn regularly and giving the front door a fresh lick of paint or varnish will improve the overall 'look' of the house. Ensure that the number is clearly identifiable from the road so buyers do not have to search too hard. Additionally it is also advisable to clear litter from the road, give the drive a sweep and clean the windows. Above all you are trying to make the property as presentable as possible.

Another sales tip is to clear the hallway; also, if you normally use a side entrance it is important to never use this entrance when showing people around. Clearing the hallway of clutter like shoes and coats will welcome the buyers more effectively; as will making sure it is well lit. This is the first room of the house to be seen by buyers so it is important that it should be striking and attractive.

The kitchen is usually a deal breaker when it comes to selling houses. Even if you do not have the money for a complete refit it is important to ensure that all of the surfaces are clean and clear. If your kitchen is heavily outdated with dark wooden cabinets a pot of lime wash can be extremely useful in creating a contemporary look that is both light and airy. In addition, changing the cupboard handles with modern looking ones can be rewarding tactic for a kitchen update.

Widely believed to be the second most important room after the kitchen is the main bathroom. If you have a decent budget it is advisable to replace coloured bathroom suites with white ones. If your budget is less, painting the room in clever shades can diminished the effects of an oppressively coloured suite. As well as painting the walls, the sealant between the tiles should be touched up with something like a grout pen. As well as these freshening up tactics, buying new towels purely for show purposes can help in giving a bathroom that 'showroom look'.

The final tactic that can be used to pursue sales is to make the house as appealing to buyers as possible. This may sound quite generic but it refers to little jobs that are often put off by homeowners. It is easy to think that the new owners will do them but many will be put off if there is a long list of jobs to do once they have moved in, especially considering the money being spent. It may take a little effort but the financial rewards are certainly evident.

Of vital importance is how presentable the property is, by ensuring the small touches are complete the buyer will be far more attracted into making an offer. It is always going to be difficult to sell a house but by following this advice you give a property the best chance of selling quickly.
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Real estate expert Thomas Pretty looks into ways to speed up property sales by making home improvements.
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