The last year has seen all of us spending more time at home than ever before, with endless lockdowns giving us more time to enjoy the perks of living in an utterly luxurious abode. But there is such a thing as ‘too much of a good thing’, and if staying cooped up for months on end has only served to highlight the things you don’t like about your home, then it might be time to consider a move.
Selling a home – no matter how beautiful – can be stressful, and this is often even more true when the target audience is so niche. The affluent buyers tend to know what they want, and are rarely prepared to settle for anything less – but if the idea of waiting around for months (or even years) on end for the sale to go through is filling you with rising panic, there are some easy ways to make the process a little less painless
From making a few choice improvements to elevate your abode to highly-coveted status, to taking a savvy approach to the sale, it’s possible that you’ll be moving onto bigger and better things sooner rather than later.
The experts at Housebuyers4U – a home buying service that buys homes in any condition – have shared their top ideas to get you on the road to success.
Work with an experienced estate agent
Before you set about improving your property, it’s important to ensure that you have the right help at hand. Without an estate agent who is experienced in selling luxury homes like yours, you might find the entire process more troublesome than it needs to be, as everything from your pricing to your marketing strategy needs to be spot-on to quickly attract the right buyer.
The right agent will not only know exactly the right marketing approach to get you a fast sale, but will also know how to show off your home to its full potential – although you can go one step further with a professional team of home stagers for even better results.
Bring in a professional home stager
So, why a professional stager? Someone who is experienced in setting up luxury homes to appeal to the affluent buyer will be able to help you get the most out of your home, from changing up the layout to bringing in accessories and furnishings from elsewhere to achieve the desired effect.
If your current choice of decor doesn’t do your property the justice it deserves, it doesn’t have to mean a slow sale – and this clever way around it will help prospective buyers to effectively visualise what it could look like if they were to live there.
Highlight the best features
A home stager will also be able to help with highlighting some of your home’s best features, but this is also something you can go some way towards achieving yourself.
When setting your home up for a successful and speedy sale, it pays to remember that less is always more – so hiding away clutter and opting for a more minimalistic feel is the best way to showcase the space in all its glory. Minimising the amount of furniture and accessories you leave on display in each room will allow those stand-out features that do remain in place to do all the talking, and is almost certain to win compliments from those viewing your home.
Back to basics
It might sound obvious, but a little basic maintenance can go a long way, and an affluent buyer will be the first to notice if anything in your home hasn’t been well-maintained. From loose door handles to peeling paint, it’s the little things that ultimately sell a home – so if attention to detail is clearly lacking, then be prepared for potential buyers to be put off.
If property is looking a little tired in places then bringing in the painters and decorators or bringing in a maintenance team to fix any fixtures and fittings that are past their best. Taking pride in your home will show it off in the best possible light to viewers, making them more likely to put in an offer.
The bottom line
With a few simple steps, it couldn’t be easier to improve your home, and with the right team of professionals on hand to help you, you’ll be exchanging contracts in no time. Next stop, an even more lavish abode that will suit your every need – and if chosen carefully, it could be your home for life.