Two ways to make your property more appealing to potential buyers

If you want to sell your home, it's sensible to do what you can to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Here are two ways to do this.

Take care any major problems before putting it up for sale

Most people do not want to buy properties that require extensive repair work. As such, if you advertise your home for sale without repairing any serious defects it has, you may have to wait quite a long time to receive an offer from an interested party.

If you don't want to wait months and months for a single offer, it's sensible to address any major problems before putting the property up for sale.

Things like dampness, asbestos, or a termite infestation are all examples of issues which you should deal with prior to advertising your home for sale.

Make sure to hire a qualified professional to handle these tasks, as taking a DIY approach could be dangerous and ineffective. For example, if your property contains construction materials made from asbestos, you should contact a qualified specialist who offers asbestos services to extract these materials.

Trying to remove them without professional help could lead to you endangering yourself (as inhalation of asbestos particles can cause lung diseases). Furthermore, your lack of training could result in you accidentally failing to fully remove all of the asbestos.

Prep it before each viewing

A few hours before your real estate agent is due to show some potential buyers around your property, it's worth doing a bit of preparatory work to ensure that your home is as attractive and appealing as possible.

For example, if the viewing is taking place in winter, it would be a good idea to switch on your property's heating system and to light a fire (if your home has a working fireplace). The warmth will make your home feel far cosier and more comfortable.

Similarly, if you are selling your property in the summertime, make sure that the air conditioning is left on for at least an hour before the viewings are due to begin so that the people who visit your home will be greeted by a blast of cool, refreshing air when they walk inside.

Additionally, make sure that your home is extremely tidy before each viewing, as clutter on the countertops, furniture and other surfaces could make the rooms of your house look smaller and less aesthetically pleasing. If necessary, simply sweep all of the bits and bobs that are lying around your home into some cardboard boxes and put these in your garage or attic for the duration of the viewings.