- Posted by Jon Nuttall
- On October 22, 2021
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Selling your property on the open market comes with a lot of stress. There are a range of factors that sellers must consider before marketing their property to make it as saleable as possible. With the average person moving house eight times through their lifetime, these factors can be time consuming and costly. A few changes that can be made to your property are:
A lick of paint
A fresh lick of paint around your property of neutral colours can help potential viewers imagine how they would fit into the environment. It will also be easier for your buyers to move into the property and be liveable, while they decide how to decorate. This of course comes with a cost of paints, brushes and other equipment.
Kitchen or Bathroom update
The kitchen and bathroom are the two most valuable rooms in the house. Modernising or updating these areas will increase saleability. Upgrading kitchen counters or bathroom suites can be very expensive but there are alternative options which are cheaper overall. Keep in mind that while it could make your property sell faster on the open market, it is very unlikely it will increase the value, to cover what you have spent on the upgrades.
First impressions of what your property looks like outside is a large deciding factor for many potential buyers. In a survey that asked 2,000 UK adults, the highest percentage revealed that windows and the roof being in good condition contribute most to “Kerb Appeal”. In another survey conducted, driveway or parking close the property was also voted highly in the top 10 reasons for a buyer to pull out of a sale. A driveway or drop kerb as well as fixing windows and roofs can be extremely expensive but can increase your saleability.
For viewers, a home that is not cluttered and has excess stuff around the property is a lot more appealing. If you are able to have a sort out in the property before attempting to the sell the property on the open market, it will give the potential buyers opportunity to see the house bare and appreciate where their belongings will go. In the survey regarding the top 10 reasons for a buyer to pull out of a sale, lack of storage options was also voted highly. If there are excess items around the house, viewers may assume there is lack of storage options around the property.
Overall, many of these options to increase your properties saleability on the open market can be costly and all of them are time consuming. UK Homebuyers purchase any property, in any condition and we would be happy to provide a no obligation cash offer today.
If you need to sell your home quickly, UK Homebuyers Ltd can give you an offer, no matter what the condition or location. Our customer service line is open 24/7, just call 0333 255 0575 for a quick offer or fill in our online form to obtain your free no obligation cash offer.