Sometimes our current house ends up getting too small or too big for our necessities and the necessities of our family, so the solution is usually to sell it and buy another that better meets our comfort and space needs.
Unfortunately, this is a long and challenging process if not done correctly, starting with the house selling plan. So, first and foremost, you should always get someone to help you get things done. Your life is already hectic enough to have still to worry about selling your home.
Handing over this task to an experienced real estate agent will save you time, money, and many worries. The estate agents can give support and guidance to optimise the sale value, prepare the property for sale and visits, integrate the process of professional negotiation and relationship with the buyer, and ensure the maximisation of the exposure of your property in the market.
Preparing Your House for the Market
Often, the anxiety and pressure lead the owners to put their homes on the market before preparing them properly and getting them ready to sell.
First impressions count, so before you start thinking about showings and even before getting someone to photograph your house, it is crucial to make sure that it is in the best condition possible.
The way you present your property to potential buyers can make the difference between the success or the total failure of the sale, so here are some things to do before you place your home for sale:
- Clean and Organise Every Room
A clean and tidy house appears to be more spacious and attractive, so the first thing to do is to clean it up from one end to the other, and putt aside everything that is not essential.
If needed, you should also remove excessive furniture, and strategically re-arrange the remaining pieces in a way that maximizes the area and the decor of each space, to make a house look its best while selling.
- Stage and Depersonalise
One of the most important things you can do when you are in the selling process of your home is to stage and depersonalise it. The more personal elements you have in the house, the more difficult it will be to sell it because buyers will find it much harder to imagine themselves living there. You should remove 1/3 of your personal belongings and store them away.
The goal is to make it look its absolute best for the potential buyers who walk through the door so that they can picture themselves moving in and living there, and not feel that they’re in someone else’s home.
- Donate or Sell
Selling the house is also a great opportunity for you to declutter and get rid of some of the things that are still in good condition, but you don´t need anymore. Two good options are to sell or donate those items. Select the best ones and place selling ads on offer sites or related social network’s groups and donate the rest.
- Choose the Right Place to Store the Excess Items
If there are things that you still want to keep either for sentimental reasons or because they might be needed in the future but don´t currently fit in the new home, it’s time to seek a valid alternative to store them. The best solution is self-storage.
With self-storage, you can rent a storage unit with the exact size you require and for as little or as long as you need, assuring this way that your items will be safely stored indoors and protected at all times.
Having a self-storage unit close by will give you somewhere to temporarily place all of your extra stuff during the staging and showing of the house.
After the House is Sold
Now comes the process of moving all your possessions to the new home. A process that may be way more difficult than it seems if you decide to do this by yourself.
Hiring a professional removal company will help make your house move a simple and straightforward process, saving you a lot of time in the transport as well as when it comes to loading and unloading your belongings. The risk of injuries, accidents, and damages is much lower, and the company is liable in the event of loss or damage of any objects during the move.
Having trusted professionals handling each part of the selling and moving process, it’s halfway there for a quick, efficient, and stress-free move.