Every property seller should be aiming for a multiple offer situation, whereby two or more potential purchasers put in written offers. This leads to competition, buyers putting in offers at the final price (not their starting price) and importantly a higher sale price.
Buyers are visual though and it's often the first impressions that can make them fall in love with your property, and then lead to this ideal multi-offer situation.
So, here are our top-tips for cost effectively adding buyer appeal to your property:
1. Fresh coat of white paint: We can go forever talking about the benefits of white paint. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to liven up your home. White paint is clean and lightens up any home.
2. Basic Landscaping: Make a weekend of it! Mow, edge and weed your garden. Make sure to pull dead or dying leaves from bigger plants like palm trees.
3. Clean and Declutter: This may seem like an obvious step, but it’s better to start sooner than later. Doing a deep clean can dig up other things that may need fixing around your house!
4. Neutral decor: The theme of the sale is ‘blank canvas’. The buyers should be able to picture themselves in your home, so keep decor simple. House plants are an easy choice.
5. Depersonalise: Similar to the previous step. We are aiming for a clean slate without having to move you out of the house prematurely. Buyers won’t get the same nostalgia out of your baby pictures, so best pack them away.
6. Work on the front facade: Street appeal directly affects buyer appeal. This is your home's first impression on buyers and everyone else who goes past your house. Interested buyers are likely to do a drive-by of a home before scheduling an inspection.