At Warners, everything we do is tailored towards helping you achieve the best possible price for your property, in the quickest time and with the least amount of stress. That means everything from getting your home in front of as many potential buyers as possible, to chasing down every enquiry and using our unrivalled market knowledge and experience to negotiate the best offers for your home.
There are also a number of simple steps that you can take to help make your home more appealing to potential buyers though.
Here’s our top five simple tips to help you maximise your home’s selling price.
1. Make a Great First Impression
It might be an old cliché but you really don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. So it’s vital that the front of your property looks as open and welcoming to buyers as possible. If you have a front garden, make sure that it’s well looked after and that the lawn has been recently trimmed. Using flowers to add a splash of colour can really brighten up the outside of your home. Even in winter there are hardy but beautiful flowers like carnations and pansies that can be used to brighten things up and welcome potential buyers.
Make sure that pathways are free from weeds and that any bins are hidden out of sight before buyers come calling. If your front door or window-frames are looking a little worn it’s well worth taking the time to give them a lick of paint or, if you’re not too confident about your DIY skills, spending a few pounds to have someone come out and do it for you.
2. Picture Perfect
The camera might not lie, but the wrong photograph can tell a less than flattering story. The photographs used to market your property should highlight its main selling points – so be sure you enhance the composition of the photographs by ensuring images show off your home at its best.
At Warners, we use professional photographers to ensure we showcase your home in its prime to buyers.
3. Put Yourself in Your Buyers’ Shoes
Selling a home can be an emotional experience, especially when you’ve lived in a property for a number of years and you’ve developed a real attachment to it. To get the best price though, you’ll need to be as dispassionate as possible. Think about who is likely to be interested in your property and what would matter most to them?
Warners’ friendly team has years of experience in the Edinburgh market and will be able to guide you on who is looking for properties like yours and what the key things are that they’re looking for. Just as importantly they will let you know of any factors that are turning off potential buyers so that you can rectify any issues before you put your home on the market.
Once you’ve lived somewhere for a few years, you’ll inevitably find that you accumulate a lot of stuff. Sometimes you are not aware of them because they have become almost part of your home. Maybe you can get a friend to give an honest insight? You can hide away lots of belongings by asking a friend to look after them, putting them into storage, or just having a good old fashioned clear out!
Putting larger, unnecessary items of furniture into storage will also really help to make your home look more spacious and make it easier for potential buyers to picture how the space will look with their own belongings in place.
5. Freshening up the interior
It doesn’t take much to give a property a new lease of life. Freshening up paintwork, shampooing carpets and renewing seals and around sinks and baths can really brighten up a home without costing the earth.
Our friendly, experienced team are passionate about property and we know that when it comes to getting the best price from your home, every little detail matters. If you’re thinking of selling we offer a free, no obligation valuation service where one of our local experts will visit you to give you a realistic idea of your home’s value, discuss the strategy we’d use to get the best result for you and answer any question that you might have.
To arrange a valuation click here, or if you have any other questions about buying or selling get in touch today at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0131 667 0232.