Ah, the summer housing market. Nobody wants to move this time of year, do they? Despite the sluggish summer housing market, you may have to put your home up for sale anyway. It’s not a great time to sell, unfortunately, with low demand from buyers and sinking house prices. On top of it, you only have so much money to make repairs and general improvements to help your home sell quickly.
The experts at House Buy Fast, the UK’s most trusted house buying company, have put together 57 tips for selling your house fast so check that out, & read a couple of their tips now!
5 crucial areas to fix for a fast sale
- First impression
Fantastic curb appeal makes a great first impression and can get your home sold quickly. Make sure your home looks good from the outside as buyers walk or drive up. Take care of the garden and get rid of any weeds. Clean up any rubbish or junk that may have collected by storage sheds or in corners.
Paint the fence, garden shed or trim work that looks shabby to give the place a fresher appearance. Don’t forget the roof – it’s a great time to repair any missing tiles or shingles and fix any soffit and gutter or drainage issues as well.
Step back and take a look at the shrubbery, flower beds and porch, if any, and trim or spruce up what you have. Adding a few pots of flowers to the front is a great way to brighten the exterior and give a homely touch.
- Fresh coat
Talk about a cheap, easy way to update your home’s interior and get it ready to sell! Painting is a do-it-yourself project that will freshen and modernize with a little effort. Use a neutral colour pallet to keep the look appealing to as many buyers as possible.
You don’t even need to paint every single room, just those that really need it or the ones that will stand out the most. Get rid of wallpaper with patterns or custom paint colours that may give a room a dated look. A buyer does not want to have to think about removing wallpaper or repainting before they can move in. Don’t have time to paint yourself? Check local heroes for a tradesperson near you.
The kitchen is a hugely expensive renovation project that does not always return the investment when you sell your home. However, you can make the kitchen in your home more inviting with a new coat of paint, better lighting and modern countertops.
Make sure all appliances are in working condition and that they match and are in good shape, with clean surfaces and interiors. Unless your kitchen is horribly out of date or falling down, a few simple touches can improve and modernize the space.
At the very least, get the bathrooms sparkling clean before any potential buyers tour your home. This includes getting rid of mould, mildew and other unsightly stains. Repair running toilets and dripping faucets and any other fixes that need to happen.
The toilet can be given a face-lift just by getting a new seat. Clean and restore grout and replace missing tiles. Finally, a coat of paint or an area rug can do wonders in the bathroom to brighten and refresh. Read: Staging The Bathroom Without Breaking The Bank for more.
Remember that honey-do list that honey didn’t do? Now is the time to go over absolutely everything in your home and fix it. Oil those squeaky door knobs and replace locks with missing keys.
Remember when you brought the Christmas tree in and broke the ceiling light? Yep, time for a new one. Make sure the garage door works, too, along with any other large functional objects.
Without question, you should repair major home systems like heating before listing your home for sale. In addition to major repairs, save part of the budget to tackle issues that can make a home sell quickly.
If you are looking to sell your home fast, no repairs required, look to the professionals at House Buy Fast for fast, friendly assistance.
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