We have 10 top tips for selling your home
Some properties take forever to sell. Yours doesn’t have to be one of them.
- Redecorate (it doesn’t have to take long)
We’re not suggesting that you transform your abode into a paean to interior design. But it’s wise to neutralise the decor as best you can. Repaint the walls in neutral colours and refresh tired fixtures and furnishings. As the Sales & Lettings Manager for Belvoir Cambridge, I have personally seen how our sales team can transform properties for a very modest spend – and it’s worth it.
When a buyer dislikes the decor of a room, they see cost. When they are greeted with a blank canvas, they see potential. Too busy to do the redecorating yourself? Let us put you in touch with great-value local handymen who have worked on sale properties of previous Belvoir Cambridge clients.
- Declutter and depersonalise
If you’re looking for a speedy sale when selling your home, there’s no space for sentimentality. You want your potential buyer to be able to imagine themselves starting a new life in your sale property. That’s almost impossible when all they can see is your family photos and old fridge magnets. Store your possessions somewhere safe and out of sight.
- Dress each room as it should be
When developers sell new homes, they dress the show home by laying it out with modern fixtures, fittings and furniture to best show off the potential of each room. We can help you do the same. There are tricks from the house dresser’s toolkit that can transform your home at the double. Our sales team has all the expert insight you need.
- Finish DIY jobs
Believe us, most buyers aren’t looking for a property that forces them to hone their DIY skills. If you want to boost your chances of selling your home, now’s the time to work on the DIY fixes you’ve been putting off. Or let our experienced sales team put you in touch with a top local handyman to get those jobs finished fast.
- Get your house spick and span
It goes without saying that your house has to be clean and tidy. Your bathroom should be sparkling. Your carpets should be spotless. Your bedrooms should be clutter-free. A tidy property really is the minimum requirement when selling your home.
- Maximise your kerb appeal
Potential buyers are making judgements about your property from the moment they walk up to it. Our sales team here at Belvoir Cambridge has a great eye for transforming the way a property is perceived from the outside. We have the in-depth expertise to advise you. First impressions really do count – and a little effort goes a long way.
- Avoid an olfactory faux-pas
There’s mileage in the cliché about making sure your home smells, well, homely. A pleasant aroma is sure to make a good impression. Just as the smell of cigarettes, wet dogs and last night’s dinner is sure to make a bad impression.
- Ambient temperature
Just as important as the smell of your property is the ambient temperature. Too warm and viewers will be uncomfortable. Too cold and they are unlikely to feel “at home”. Being thoughtful with the thermostat or wise with the windows is all part of the process.
- Accommodate all viewing times
Each request you receive for a viewing is a chance to sell your property. You cannot afford to turn potential buyers away. That might mean cancelling your plans now and then, but if you’re serious about a speedy sale you need to accept as many viewing requests as possible. Alternatively, sit back and let an expert estate agent like Belvoir Cambridge take care of viewings for you…
- Let an agent carry out the viewing
The best property agents know that the hard sell doesn’t work. They also know how to talk about properties in a way that resonates with potential buyers. When you need something done in a hurry, it can be tempting to press on alone. But where property is concerned, calling in an expert can take a lot of worries off your plate – especially when selling your home, time is of the essence.
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Georgina Gray is Belvoir Cambridge’s Sales Manager. With close to 10 years experience of working in the Cambridge property market, Georgina understands all of the unique advantages of this historic city and is passionate about helping vendors and buyers alike. If you’re thinking of selling your home here in Cambridge then give her a call for a free no-obligation valuation