Getting Your House Ready To Sell

Getting Your House Ready To Sell

The idea of selling your home can seem daunting, luckily, before you put your home on the market there are some simple steps you can take to make sure you increase your chances of getting the offer you deserve. From the initial research to the viewing process, Castles Estate Agents have created a guide for you to get your home ready to put on the market. 

Do Your Homework

Before you start anything it is important to brush up on your local housing market knowledge. You should take a look at the prices that houses in your area are selling for and figure out what an appropriate price for your home would be. You should pay special attention to the different homes location, features and square footage and think about how they compare to your home. Castles Estate Agents will be on hand to help you with this research and will also guide you towards a price which is perfect for your home, you can also request a free valuation to have an expert work this out for you. 

 

Perfect Presentation

First impressions count, which is why it is important to show off all of your home's assets to a potential buyer. Most people who are looking to buy a home will search online, which is why it is imperative to include professional quality photos on your online listing. If your photos do not look good online unfortunately your property could be overlooked by potential buyers. At Castles, we take pride in the photos we take and are confident that we will emphasise the positives of your home, photos of your home. However, if you wanted to explore the opportunity of employing the services of a professional photographer, Castles Estate Agents would be only too happy to point you in the right direction.

 

From The Outside In 

A recent study showed that more than a quarter of potential buyers would be put off a home altogether by an overgrown garden, which means it is important to spend some time on yours before any potential viewings. Add flowers, some outdoor seating or anything you think will give your garden that wow factor. 

 

Declutter & Clean

Decluttering and organising your space could go a long way with potential buyers. When your home is clutter free, potential buyers can solely focus on the home instead of any personal belongings or clutter surrounding the area.

 

After you have decluttered and before listing your home, give your home a deep clean, this means every room of the house in detail. When people come to visit your home they will want to envision themselves there which means you should show your home in the best possible way that you can. 

 

Leave Your Usual Parking Space Free 

If you have an allocated parking space at your home, you could consider leaving it free for the potential buyers. It’s convenient for them, especially if they are not familiar with the area and it offers them an experience of what it would be like for them to live at your home. 

The idea of selling your home can seem daunting, luckily, before you put your home on the market there are some simple steps you can take to make sure you increase your chances of getting an offer you deserve. From the initial research to the viewing process, Castles Estate Agents have created a guide for you to get your home ready to put on the market. 

Thinking About Looking For Your Next Home

In the event that your home is sold quickly, it may be time for you to start looking for your new home too. If you want to buy a new home you need to be prepared to move quickly to avoid missing out altogether. Ensure you have researched areas that you would like to live in, look up information such as schooling, crime levels and local facilities to find an area that suits you. Castles Estate Agents have provided you with a Buying Tips guide to help you choose the perfect home for you. 

 

Castles Estate Agents 


Castles are one of Swindon’s top selling agents and have been for many years. Castles Estate Agents have been chosen by the Relocation Agent Network & The Guild Of Property Professionals as the best estate agent in Swindon to represent their networks. If you would like more information on how to get your home ready to be put on the market, Castles Estate Agents have created a sellers checklist for your convenience and to save you time. If you would like to list your property today, contact Castles Estate Agents on 01793 611677 for more information.