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HOW TO ENSURE YOUR HOME SELLS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE

Moving house is a stressful time, and the last thing you need is for that process to drag along unnecessarily. The actual process of moving your stuff is relatively quick, but also one of the most stressful parts of the house selling process. To reduce this stress, it is essential that you sell your home in an expedient manner, and there are a few ways which you can help to make sure that things run smoothly.

 We have spoken about a few ways in which to help you sell your home before, but this guide will concentrate on how improving the look of your home can reap rewards.

Exterior Design

One of the first things a potential buyer will see is the outside of your home, and this can easily be a deal breaker for many people out there. It is hard to change someone’s initial judgement, so ensuring your house makes an excellent first impression is essential.

There are many ways in which you can achieve this, so we have noted some of the most effective ways below:

●   Gutters – A tired looking gutter system will no doubt create a weak impression on buyers. A new gutter and siding system which uses some of the latest materials will be easier on the eye, and also simpler to maintain for potential buyers. The choice we have today in this field is more than ever before, with modern, durable, and sturdy plastics becoming increasingly popular as well as traditional metals like copper. You will want to match the gutters to suit the look of your house, so brushed metals and sleek plastics will look well with a house which has a modern look, whereas a traditional looking house would look great with copper gutters.

●   Soffit and Fascia – If your gutters need replacing then it is likely that these need replacing too. Most of the above is just as relevant here, so remember to match styles where appropriate.

●   Windows – Old windows can lose a bit of sparkle over the years, especially wooden frames which aren’t designed to last forever. Many people like the look and feel of wood, and it is an excellent choice, but there are modern alternatives, such as vinyl, that will last alot longer with less maintenance and still have a great look about them.

●   Roofing – This one can be twice as important because you still have the appearance factor, but also longevity issues to take into account. Many buyers will look at the overall state of the roof to assess whether it is likely to need work doing to it soon after they move in. If it does, you may have trouble selling the house, may have to accept a reduced offer or may be looking at having your house on the market for a long time. None of these scenarios are ideal, so it is in your best interest to make sure your roof is up to scratch.

 Interior Design

When a potential buyer walks into your home, they will be making notes in their head with regards to what needs doing. If you make sure that your home is well appointed and decorated it will reduce the amount of work a buyer would have to do and also create a strong first impression.

●   Décor – Tired looking walls and ceilings can let a room down, and it is relatively straightforward to paint a room. No special tools are needed, just a brush, roller, some ladders and the paint (make sure to cover the floor as well). Redecorating can be a quick and easy way to give your home a new feel which will help it to sell.

●   Windows – This works for the interior too, but not in the same way as the exterior. Larger windows let in more light, which makes rooms appear bigger than they are. Although it might be expensive, it would be worth it in the long run.

●   Furniture – Furniture to match the new décor can give an extra lift to any room. You don’t have to completely refit your house, some new side tables and drawers here and there can work wonders.

These pieces of advice are just the tip of the iceberg and are intended to give you some inspiration if you are struggling to sell your home. They also work great as general home improvement advice, and it might be more affordable to spread the cost over the course of a few years so that you can get some of their benefits too!

Published Friday, October 14, 2016 7:03 AM by CENTURY 21 Gold Real Estate

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