8 Tips To Help You Sell Your Home
By Rightmove 11/05/2019
1. Don’t rush to get your listing on Rightmove if everything’s not ready
Most properties receive 70% of their interest in the first two weeks. Don’t launch with placeholder photos, descriptions or without a floor plan – as you’ll miss your best chance to impress the keenest buyers. Great listings have at least five photos, a floor plan and a well-crafted description aimed at a clear target audience.
2. Kerb appeal
Potential buyers form an impression within seconds of seeing your property. To make a good impression, it’s important to give your home kerb appeal so paint the front door, tidy the garden and get out the hanging baskets.
3. Utilise all tools at your / your agent’s disposal
Professional photography will help your property stand out from the crowd. Keep an eye on the competition by signing up to Rightmove’s instant alerts.
Buyers need to picture themselves living in your property and it can be hard to see through walls and walls of family photos so de-clutter and try to make the place as neutral as possible.
5. Animals and viewings don’t mix
Make sure pets are elsewhere and out of the way during viewings and that you’ve put away the cat litter tray.
6. Listen to your agent
It’s an estate agent’s job to give honest and impartial advice so take this on board when preparing your home for sale.
7. Be accommodating at viewings
Be as accommodating as possible with viewings, particularly with an open house by going out and leaving your agent to it.
It’s key to have a strategy and the speed you want to sell the house will affect what price you ask for it. But if you do your research, price competitively and are braced for a negotiation, the odds of selling are more likely to be in your favour.