You’ve had it with your old home—or maybe you’ve received a great job offer in another city.
So, you want to sell your old home as fast as you can, but you want to get a good price for it so you can buy the home of your dreams in your new location.
What can you do to speed up the likelihood of finding an eager buyer? Here are some tips from the moving experts at Zoom Removals.
First, Clear Your Home of Clutter
You’ve probably heard this before—but it’s essential to attracting buyers. Be ruthless. What you can’t bear to part with, store in a secure storage facility until it’s time to move.
Buyers like to see plenty of storage space—and living space. Fewer furnishings around a room and fewer belongings inside your cabinets and wardrobes make a home feel more spacious—and more attractive to buyers. Box up your excess clothing and shoes until your moving day.
Secondly, Stash the Personal Mementoes
Buyers love to imagine their own belongings in a room, not your family portrait or your kid’s name plastered on the wall in huge wooden letters. Instead, select artwork that picks up the colours in your walls and drapery to provide a balanced, tranquil room. If you’re not comfortable choosing art, ask a friend who’s good at home décor to help.
Next, Place Your Furnishings in an Attractive Arrangement
Glance through home design magazines to get some ideas. Arrange your furniture in a way that enhances the best features of each room. If some of your furniture looks shabby, store or donate those pieces. Rent or buy new pieces of furniture—or hire a home staging business to provide furnishings that work well in the room.
Attention to Detail Equals Perfection—So Pile on the Details
It’s those small touches that pull a room together like nothing else. Glance through those home décor magazines again. Look at the accessories they use in each room. You’ll notice that the colours blend well with the walls and other furnishings in the room.
Texture is important in accessories so don’t be afraid to add smooth metals, nubby fabrics, and natural woods. Use plants and flowers to bring a touch of nature inside. In your kitchen and dining room, bowls of fruit send a subtle message: This room is the perfect place to create memories through food.
Finally, entice buyers through scent. In the autumn and winter, apple or cinnamon-scented oils in a diffuser set the stage, while in the springtime or summer a lovely floral or berry create a fresh feeling throughout your home.
When you use these tips to prepare your home for sale, your real estate agent will have a much easier time finding a new buyer for your home. After you sell, all the work you have done will pay off when the removalists finally arrive to take your belongings to your new dream home.
When it’s finally time to move, choose the best. Book your move with the helpful professionals at Zoom Removals today.