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So you’ve decided to sell your house but what can you do to make sure your property attracts a buyer?

Finding a great estate agent to market your house and make sure it is seen by potential buyers is a key part of selling your property. HouseMoov is an online estate agent, which offers highly affordable packages and lists all its properties on the major online property portals – Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location.

The HouseMoov team works hard to secure the right offer for your home. But there are lots of other things you as a seller can do to maximise your chances of selling your property quickly and for a good price.

  1. Stop looking at your property as your home

Once you’ve decided to sell, you need to start letting go of your property emotionally. Once you have got used to the idea that it is no longer your home, it will be easier for you to look at it objectively and identify things that may put off potential buyers and need improvement.

 

  1. Take down all your personal photos

When a buyer looks around a property, they need to be able to imagine themselves living there. You can help them do this by clearing away some of the items which make the home obviously yours. Tidying away personal photographs and mementos will make your property seem more like a blank canvas which will help buyers visualise what they would do with it if they bought it from you.

 

  1. Get rid of the clutter

To show your home off to its best advantage, you need to clear away the clutter and make sure it is clean and tidy. You may be proud of your enormous CD collection or your bookcases packed full of books but a clutter-free home is more likely to sell. Go through your possessions and get rid of anything you don’t want or need. If you have a lot of treasures you want to keep, consider putting them in storage until after you have moved home.

 

  1. Put extra furniture into storage

If you have a lot of furniture, it may be worth putting it into storage while your home is on the market. Buyers area attracted to homes with space and too much furniture can make rooms appear smaller than they actually are.

 

  1. Don’t forget the exterior

You may have tidied the inside of your home and made every surface sparkle but if you have neglected the exterior of your property, buyers will be put off before they even make it through the front door. Make sure you have mowed any lawns, trimmed any hedges or bushes and weeded any paths. It may also be worth adding a cheerful hanging basket or tubs of colourful flowers and retouching any faded paintwork. It is also a good idea to make sure your house number or name is clearly visible from the street so viewers can find your home easily.

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