How to Make Your Home More Sellable

Posted February 1, 2021 by in Home/ Lifestyle

Are you considering putting your home on the market in the near future? If so, you need to ensure it grabs the attention of the potential buyer. With a vast number of properties on the market, it can be easy for your property to be overlooked. Therefore, it is good to be aware of ways in which you can make your home more sellable. It is important to do so if you wish for your home to sell quickly.

In this guide, we’re going to look at some of the key aspects of how to make your home more attractive and sellable to the buyer:

Pink velvet chairs and modern white table.

1. Fix the Little Things

The longer you live in a house, the less you’ll notice the little things that need to be fixed. However, you must do if you wish to secure interest in your property. If buyers notice that there are aspects that need to be fixed, they may be less inclined to purchase the property and even try and barter on the asking price with every fault they notice. Some of the key aspects that you need to pay attention to include broken tiles and door handles or bowing walls. 

Regardless of the condition, you believe your house is in, and it would be wise to hire a home inspector in an attempt to find more severe issues. This ensures issues can be sorted before the house goes on the market, so you don’t face any later complications. Without a full home inspection, you’ll find that sales may fall through if you have not had the relevant checks carried out.

2. Make Sure Your Kitchen is Up to Scratch

Your kitchen is one of the most valuable rooms in the home when it comes to selling your property. Therefore, you must make it as appealing and contemporary as possible. Many homeowners can be off put by a home if the kitchen is non-functional or outdated. You don’t necessarily need to spend over the odds to bring new life into your kitchen – it could be as simple as giving the cupboards a lick of paint, changing the handles, or even upgrading the wall and floor tiles Leeds.

3. Make Your Home Light and Airy

A dark and dingy property will never attract buyers; therefore, you need to try and make the property light and airy where possible. This may mean knocking down walls to create an open-plan layout, hanging mirrors to bounce off the natural light, or even installing wall and floor lamps in living spaces to give a warm and inviting glow.

4. Make the Property Smell Nice 

After living in a property for some time, you may not notice the off-putting smells that have started to take over the home (such as cooking, cigarettes, or pets). However, the buyer will be hit with it as they walk through the door. Keep your home smelling fresh by opening the windows, using scented candles/ sprays, and taking the rubbish out regularly. 

*Photos by Andrea Davis