If your family has grown and your current house is bulging at the seams, then maybe it is time to move to a new property. Ensuring that your home appeals to house buyers requires some preparation.
If you are trying to reach out to a specific market, in this case a family, there are things to consider to secure that sale. But what are families with children looking for when buying a home?
We all get that instant feeling of warmth, cosiness and a sense of belonging when we visit a home that is right for us.
You may have experienced this before when buying a property or even when visiting a friend’s house. Now you need to make sure that your home gives the perception of a safe and comfortable family home that they can see themselves in.
There are a few old classic tricks that have been tried and tested that help with selling homes such as baking bread or filling your home with yellow flowers.
So if you are selling a certain lifestyle make sure your home feels that way. For great tips, read Fresh Design Blog, or have a look at a home lifestyle magazine such as House to Home, Elle Décor or House and Garden.
Creating a blank canvas can involve clearing out all of your personal touches that could potentially be barriers to someone feeling that this could be their home.
No one who moves into your home wants to see bright colours or unusual décor that makes them uncomfortable in a room.
If you are trying to make it appear as an ideal family home, then leave photos of you and your family as this will show them the life that they could have if they buy your home.
When it comes to moving out many of us like to start packing things into boxes before you’ve even found a buyer or sometimes we really should start packing away some of our clutter before putting the house on the market.
People do not want to move into a house that feels full and cluttered with your possessions as that makes them think it is too small and won’t work for them. So, have a good clear out of your possessions or put your precious items into storage to keep them safe until you have moved into your new home.
Fit for purpose
Making sure that the room’s use is clear to the potential buyer is very important to give them an idea of what it will be like to live there.
So if you are using a bedroom as a study then change it back to a bedroom, or, if your study is currently being used as a storage space then quickly restore it to its desired use.
By not showing the rooms as their intended use you could lose out on a sale or even worse, lose out on money if they don’t consider your storage room as another reception room.
Your outdoor space could be a deal breaker – whether it is the curb appeal at the front of your house or the back garden for the kids to play in.
Make sure that everything is neat and tidy and that there is plenty of space.
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