In the UK, house prices are continuing to rise, which is good in one way, but bad in another. This trend means that you can get a good price for your home, but finding a buyer is getting harder as the number of people getting on the housing ladder slows. We had a hard time selling our house last year so if you are going through the same at the moment, here are some tips that might help.
All of this means that if you are planning to put your house up for sale you need to be smart if you want to sell it fast. The key to doing so is home staging. Numerous studies and surveys show that doing so is a good way of making sure that your house stands out from the rest.
Easy home staging
Naturally, it will take a bit of time and effort for you to stage your home, but it is actually far easier to do than many people realise. The trick is to identify what really needs to be done, and leave the rest.
Clean up first
The first step is to go round and de-clutter. Packing away everything that you do not need, or use on a regular basis is essential. Cluttered or untidy rooms always look small and dingy. This video shows you how to get organised, and carry out the deep clean, so that you do not miss anything, and can get all of those tough stains out.
Moving is a good time to sell, or give away anything that you do not really need anymore. You should be to keep only items that you know for sure that you will want to take with you when you move. What is left should be tidied away neatly, with items you rarely use packed away into boxes, and stored in the loft or a corner of your garage.
Touch up the decor
Taking these two steps will allow you to identify what areas of your home would benefit from a lick of paint, or redecorating. You do not need to spend a lot of money or time to do this, but it is not a step that you should skip.
It is important to make your house look as attractive as possible. People will be put off buying your property if it looks like it will need re-decorating the moment they move in. Moving is stressful. Even the keenest DIY fan will not want to have to rush redecorating their new home.
Dress each room
Once you have done this, the next step is to dress each room. Your aim is to make each area of your home look as attractive as possible. The more it looks like it has just come out of the pages of a home decor magazine the better. You want people to desire your home, to want to live there. If your furniture is very dated, it is worth hiring some new items and using it to stage the main rooms. This will help you to show your home in its best light.
Keep the garden tidy
If you have a garden, it is important to keep it clean and tidy. This is especially for the front garden; because it is the first thing potential buyers will see when they arrive at your home.
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