Whether you’re a first-time seller or a seasoned pro, the key to a quick house sale lies in making your property as appealing as possible to potential buyers.  

While the process of getting your house ready to sell may seem daunting, with the right strategy and a little effort, you can maximise your home’s value and attract buyers to take a closer look at your property.  

If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, read on as we cover some of our best home selling tips and advice. 

Curb Appeal  

First impressions are important, and the first thing buyers will see is your home’s exterior. Boost your curb appeal by ensuring your lawn is well-maintained, driveway is clean, and shrubs are trimmed. Looking to give your home a welcoming touch? A fresh coat of paint on the front door and well-placed potted plants can create an inviting entrance that sets the tone for the rest of the house.  

Deep Clean  

A house which is sparkling clean is much more appealing to buyers. Consider a thorough deep clean, which includes carpets, windows and every nook and cranny to show buyers that the home has been well-maintained. Don’t forget to clean areas which are often overlooked, such as light fixtures and skirting boards to ensure a thoroughly clean space.  

Repairs and Upgrades 

Fix any minor issues that might deter potential buyers from buying your home. Replace burnt-out lightbulbs, fix leaky taps and repair visible damage to give your house the best chance at selling.  

While major renovations may not be necessary, consider making small upgrades, such as repainting rooms and updating light fixtures to make your home more appealing.  

Declutter and Depersonalise  

A cluttered and overly personalised place can make it tricky for potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your home, so depersonalising is essential. Make sure to clear countertops, organise closets and remove personal items to create an open, neutral canvas. By decluttering for a house sale, this will allow buyers to picture going about their own lives within the space.  

Stage Your Home  

Arranging furniture and décor in your home to highlight its best features and maximise the available space are some of our best home staging ideas. While professional staging is recommended, if that's not in your budget, you can achieve similar results by rearranging furniture and adding in a few tasteful decorations.  

Use Professional Photography  

If you’re looking to ensure your online listing stands out, high-quality photos are a must. In fact, 68% of potential buyers say that good quality photographs are more likely to make them want to visit a home. Hire a professional photographer who can capture your home in the best light and showcase its most appealing features. 

Create an Inviting Atmosphere 

When buyers step into your home, they should feel a welcoming ambience. One of our best tips for selling your home is to use a light, clean fragrance to create a subtle scent and set a positive mood during showings. Freshly baked cookies and cakes can also help to create a welcoming and homely scent that is more likely to encourage people to buy.  

Work With a Property Professional 

Enlisting the help of a professional estate agent can simplify the selling process and ensure you get the best possible outcome. They can provide invaluable insights into pricing, marketing, legal procedures and negotiations which can support you when you eventually sell.  

We can also help you take the stress out of selling your home with our handy Assisted Move scheme. Visit our Assisted Move page for more information. 

At Jelson Homes, we’re dedicated to helping you navigate the selling process with ease and are here to support you every step of the way.  

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