On the face of it, moving home is generally a hugely exciting time. However, once you delve into the finer details it quickly becomes apparent that this is also one of the most stressful occasions of life (and that has been proven).
One of the big reasons behind this stress is that as well as packing to move all of your furniture, you also have to deal with the process of selling your existing house. While some statistics suggest that most houses sell within weeks, this isn’t always the case and it can become a long, drawn-out process that impacts chains around the country.
Bearing this in mind, today’s article will look towards a few quick tips that might increase the chances of your home selling a little quicker. Fortunately, they don’t involve knocking down wall after wall, but rather focus on smaller changes that can ultimately make the world of difference to a prospective buyer.
Trick the eye and make your home appear bigger than it really is
As we all know, large homes are in high-demand. Most people in the country would like to live in a larger home but suffice to say, space comes at a premium. It means that the only option on the table is to try and trick the eye.
The use of mirrors and lights can do exactly this. For example, placing a mirror opposite direct sunlight can immediately open a room up, while this lighting from Pagazzi.com can achieve a similar effect. Ultimately, if you design your lighting accordingly, you can really use it to open up rooms and make a difference.
A new kitchen (without the new kitchen costs)
As we all know, paying for a completely new kitchen will set you back a small fortune. As such, for the purposes of today at least, this is out of the question.
Something that you can instead turn to is changing just small elements. The cupboard doors in your kitchen can fall into this category, as the replacement of these components is much cheaper than getting completely new cupboards. Additionally, as the cupboards are the primary part of the units which are on show, changing this can make a great difference.
Make all of the small fixes
The odd bit of chipped plaster here, and the broken door handle there, might not seem much in isolation. However, when all of these defects are combined it can make your home seem a lot of work to a potential buyer.
As such, go around the property and make all of these small fixes. It won’t cost you much to do so – but it might just tip those buyers who are considering the property towards making an offer.
It might just take a lick of paint
Let’s leave one of the simplest methods until the end. At times, all a house might need is a simple lick of paint. It might be to bring the neutral-factor back to the house (we all know how much attention is placed on this amongst modern-day buyers), or it might be to cover over the years of marks that will have gradually accumulated. Either way, it can make a difference.