Not every home sells for its full potential value, and that’s often because the finest features are either hidden or under-presented. But you can add many thousands to your sale price simply by showing off what’s already there.
Even though furniture and styling play their part, buyers are ultimately paying for the fabric of your home, and that’s how estate agents, mortgage lenders and surveyors will appraise the value of your property.
So it makes sound financial sense to make the most of what you’ve got by highlighting all the existing character and space. When you get it right, it’s a surefire way to wow your buyers, from stunning photography online to a fantastic viewing experience. And in this week’s blog, we’ll show you how.
When buyers arrive outside your home, those first few moments can truly make or break a sale. So focus on highlighting the natural external character to start your viewings off on the right foot.
These first impressions really do count, so don’t miss the chance to get your buyers excited about what’s waiting inside.
Buyers automatically look down when they step into a home, which means your floors get a lot of attention. How they look and feel underfoot makes a big difference to the viewing experience, so give yours plenty of attention to put the spring in their step!
Finally, don’t forget about visible floor space. The more there is, the bigger your home will feel, so clear the sightlines to windows, get clutter off floors, lift plant pots onto stands, and play with moving or removing furniture. One small change can make a massive difference.
Something we notice all the time on viewings is how people gravitate towards the windows. Light is a big factor for buyers, and the way you dress and present your windows has a huge impact on someone’s experience of your home.
Of course, viewings can also happen when it’s dark outside. So if you’ve got any cold white lightbulbs in your ceiling lights or lamps, swap them for soft-tone LEDs to make every corner feel more inviting, and your buyers feel extra warm and cosy.
Although a modern kitchen and bathroom are major selling points, buyers will also pay more for a home packed with features from when it was built, whether that’s the 1850s or the 1950s. So leave no stone unturned in looking around and see what you can discover.
Finally, a very simple measure that doesn’t require any decorating is to give your woodwork a really good clean - sometimes, all it takes is a good old scrub to transform and revive its appearance.
Unless you’ve got underfloor heating, the chances are you’ve got radiators and perhaps even a fireplace or two in your home. But are you making the most of how they look?
Remember: warmth doesn’t just come from the heat of your fireplaces and radiators - it also comes from how you present them and how they add character and style to your home.
What’s your next step?
Would you like to know how you can realise the full potential value of your home? Or what buyers are looking for in a property in the Wilton & Salisbury area? Then drop us a line at email@example.com or call us on 01722 580059 for a chat about maximising your sale price and making your move a success.
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