There are lots of houses for sale in Swindon, so you need to show viewers why your home is the one they really want.
Some sellers go to extremes, but it honestly doesn’t take a lot of work or effort to really appeal to buyers.
Here are some tactics to help viewers envision themselves in your home as soon as they step through the door.
First impressions count
Your viewers are going to get a sense of your home even before they step through the front door. Set about clearing up your front garden or driveway, if you have one.
Weed out the pot plants, mow the lawn. Move your car off the drive too, if you can. That way, they can get a real idea of what your home will look like when they live in it.
Pay attention to scents
Obviously it’s not a good idea to fill the house with air fresheners, as it can make viewers suspect that you’re covering up a less pleasant smell.
However, it is a good idea to make your home smell fresh and inviting. Open up the windows and doors for a while before they visit, to give the house a good airing.
Put the personal knick knacks away
Those pictures and ornaments are very personal to you, and there’s nothing wrong with them. However, it’s hard for a viewer to see themselves living in your house if they can see your personal belongings everywhere.
Pack them away, so they’re out of sight. The bonus is that they’re already packed ready for your move, when it happens.
Do any small decoration jobs
There are plenty of Swindon houses for sale that have all new fixtures and fittings, and they are tempting for many a potential buyer. However, your home has a lot more character and more to offer.
To tempt viewers into coming to see your home, make any small decoration jobs that your home needs a priority.
If you’re not confident in doing them yourself, get in a professional. Either way, show viewers that you’ve put the time into making your home ready for a new family to live in.
Get repairs done
In a similar vein to the last point, don’t neglect any repairs that need doing. That means you need to tackle any dripping taps, loose carpet, or cracks in the plaster that are currently affecting your home.
Again, if you’re not handy with a wrench, get a professional in. You don’t want to make a mistake and then have to call in a professional to fix it, potentially delaying the sale of your home and costing you more money.
If you want more help in selling your home, or finding houses for sale Swindon, get in touch with us here at Moovahome. We’re the local experts in finding you the perfect home. We’ll sell your home to the right family, and get you into a house that’s perfect for you. Come have a chat to find out more.