So find out HOW to create a "WOW- factor home":
Selling your house is all about creating the right impression instantly. This first impression will override any little faults found later down the line. The first impression has a remarkable affect on the brain of the buyer. It says to a buyer: " I want to live here!"
Property buyers will have already formed an impression before they step into your property. A well - kept garden, pathway and fence, plus a freshly painted front door plus a good looking letter box are immediately appealing, where as a scruffy outdoor space with a litter bin outside the front door may turn many prospective buyers away.
De-clutter - don't underestimate the appeal of a tidy property. Throw out the junk - use moving as a good excuse to get rid of old, unwanted and unused items. Clean - dust and clean the whole house thoroughly, from cobwebs on the ceiling to crumbs and stains on carpets and rugs. Remember to wash down dirty paintwork and clean the windows.
Add a bit of colour - to prevent rooms looking too bland, use strong colours for accent walls or cushions and accessories.
De- personalise - remove personal items, such as family photographs and children's drawings, also from your fridge door (!) which may distract potential buyers. It may sound harsh but it really helps sell property
Maintenance – Complete all minor repairs.
Lighting - the right lighting can improve the mood of a room. A room looks cosier with a few table lamps rather than bright general lighting.
Create a scent - it may be a bit of a cliché to bake bread or grind coffee beans just before the arrival of a potential buyer, but scent does plays an important role in creating the right impression. Or just lit some perfumed candles or incense sticks.
Open windows - most buyers like the smell of a freshly cleaned and aired room. Open the windows every day to let fresh air into the house.
Avoid strong food odours - don't cook foods such as fish or curry before a viewing as the smell will linger.
Take pets out - ask friends or family to look after pets during viewings.
Fresh flowers and fruit - Real, fresh flowers and/or a bowl of fresh fruit will also brighten up a room or the kitchen bench and provide a pleasant smell.
Know the positive and negatives - Every house has positive and negative points, let your Agent know and be ready to explain them. Choose an experience Agent who will help you all the way to get the best price possible. Remember, for a buyer it sometimes only takes five minutes to fall in love with your home.