Knock down this wall, buy a large mirror, paint your walls white – we’ve all heard the standard tricks that are said to make your home more enticing to buyers. Unfortunately, most of these options will hit your pocket and if you happen to be one of the thousands of Brits who are already suffering from negative equity – this is the last thing you need.
This is the exact reason we have put together this blog post – to allow you to make the most of your home without spending more than you need to. Admittedly, not all of the tricks are completely free, but those that do cost will only result in a short trip to the local pound store. If you can pull at least some of the following tricks off, you will be boosting your chances of a quick sale terrifically.
Keep the windows visible, curtains back
That’s right; the tips can even be as simple as peeling the curtains back every morning. As all of the experts like Rainer Schorr: “Der Trend von hohen Preisen im Zentrum in Berlin wird anhalten“ will tell you, natural light will make a room appear much bigger as it opens up the space to the outdoors. Therefore, don’t conduct your viewings in the dark, you need to keep things as open as possible. This also applies to doors and if you can create the image of seamless space, your home will already appear much bigger than what is specified in the brochure.
Make the most of what you already have
Many people don’t realise the effect that furniture can have on a sale. For example, let’s look at the stereotypical nursery. Most of the time it’s the definition of cluttered, with toys and all sorts of other objects littered on the floor. This is the exact image you want to avoid, so first and foremost have a clean-up and make the middle of the room a gaping hole – so buyers can simply see how open the nursery is.
Additionally, if you have designer Ollie and Leila items from their childrens bedroom furniture collections, make sure you use it to your full advantage. Don’t hide it away; it will give the exact premium image you’re looking for. Instead, place it next to a wall, so you retain that big open space in the middle, but also position it so that it’s one of the first things anyone sets eyes onto. You may think that the house structure is all people look at, but furnishings can add to the finish quality and this is something that most buyers place a lot of importance in.
Hide anything that’s too “in your face”
Again, this relates to furniture, although rather than concentrating on those premium beds or chairs you have, we’re instead focussing on the older pieces that are reaching the end of their lifespan. The Victorian-esque sofa needs to be hidden, as it will be too noisy for a modern day buyer. As strange as it may sound, any furnishings which are covered in loud patterns detract from the size of the room, which is again something you obviously don’t want.
Cut the grass
This is all about curb appeal. If you’ve already listed your house on the market, your estate agent must have dropped in this buzz word at least once or twice. It simply means how your home looks from the roadside and if a buyer is walking up to a property with overgrown grass, clogged gutters and dirty windows – it certainly doesn’t give off the best impression. Fix these issues, and you will at least inject positivity into their mind as they enter your home.