12 Tips for selling your home

  1. Price
    It is vital to have a correct value on your property. It is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. If your property is valued too high you will not receive many viewings if any. If your property is valued too low you will not receive enough money for your property. Here at Michael Pigott Auctioneer & Valuer we will guide you through he valuation process
  2. Curb appeal
    You can only make one “first impression,” and people usually form their first impression within 30 seconds. The front of your house is a good place to spend a little extra time and money. Plant flowers, trim bushes, weed, pick up leaves, repaint your front door, replace tarnished house numbers, get a brand-new neutral doormat, park your old car somewhere else.
  3. Clean
    Your home must sparkle! Spring Clean your house from top to bottom before putting on the market. Having a weekly cleaning schedule . Make sure your windows are clean inside and out too.
  4. Fix
    Got a dripping tap or a cracked tile? These will send the wrong message to potential buyers. Getting all problems fixed before you put your house on the market is a smart idea
  5. Eliminate Clutter
    Clutter makes homes seem smaller and disorganized. Even the ancient practice of Feng Shui has, as a central focus, the elimination of clutter
  6. Neutralise
    Neutral colours sell. It’s a fact. Try to convey an image of quality and neutrality. Potential buyers walking through your home want to imagine themselves as the owners. If you use styles or colours they would never select, you’ve just turned them off. Stay high-quality, but neutral is safest.
  7. Pets
    Always keep your pets under control. Try confining them to a specific area, or better still take away for viewings. Although you may love your pets, they can be off-putting to other people, and smells can be offensive, so make sure there are no lingering odours in furniture or flooring, and if there is, get them cleaned before you sell.
  8. Lighting
    Make sure you have adequate lighting in every room, use subtle mood lighting to create the right atmosphere in each room and check all your bulbs work.
  9. Accessories
    By using the right accessories, you can enhance your rooms and create a feeling of unity by using harmonious colours. Use mirrors to reflect light and space, and use plants and fresh flowers to bring life to rooms and add a natural fragrance.
  10. Bedrooms
    - Never underestimate the importance of bedrooms; it’s the reason 60% of people move home.
    - A bedroom adds more value than a study or storeroom, so make sure every bedroom has a bed.
    - Concentrate on the Master Bedroom – its adult buyers who pay for the property, so impress them with new bedding and curtains.
    - Look at the layout, buyers must be able to walk around the bed, or they will think the room is too small.
  11. Do not forget the exterior of your home
    Some studies have shown that 50% of the purchase decisions are made during the first minute of look at a home. Make sure that the exterior is in good shape. This includes, paint, siding, windows, shutters, fixtures, and most important the front landscaping.
  12. Get Out
    Leave the property before the perspective purchaser arrives the purchaser is more likely to relax if the home owner is not listening to their every word, also the perspective purchaser will give a more honest account to the estate agent of what they see if the home owner is not there.