Tips for selling a house: The 9 best tips for selling a house in the best possible way

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9 Best Tips to Sell Your Home Fast

Selling your house can go very quickly, but everyone knows stories that the sale of a home takes a long time or has yielded too little. To ensure a quick sale, there are a number of tips to sell your house quickly or well. This way you know for sure that your house is 'ready for sale', after which you can immediately get started with a good real estate agent to take care of this quickly.

Of course, we not only give smart tips to sell your house quickly, but also useful tips to achieve the highest selling price. This saves you a lot of time, but you also get even more for your home!

Selling tip 1. Repair all necessary things

It is important to leave the best possible first impression. In order to stand out not only in the photos but also in real life, it is important that repairs have been made. This concerns the visible repairs, but also the repairs that are less likely to be discovered. When potential buyers see a lot of careless repairs, they drop off faster than when everything looks neat. A simple extra tip to sell your house: don't forget the small defects in your house, such as squeaky doors. You definitely don't want viewers to get annoyed. This leaves you with more interested parties, which means you can sell the house faster and for a higher selling price.

Sales tip 2. Prevent hidden defects

If your house is older, have a building inspection carried out in advance. In many cases, a buyer will also have this carried out himself, but if you discover these defects earlier, you can have this made or adjust your sales strategy accordingly. The moment a buyer discovers salvaged defects himself, this will be to a disadvantage for you during the negotiations. It is possible that this will be deducted from the sales price. While if you have mentioned this in advance, the buyer also knows where they stand.
Points that fall under the hidden flaws are:

  • Asbestos and woodworm
  • Problems with the foundation
  • Invisible cracks in the floor and/or walls
  • Rotten roof construction
  • Poluted soil

Selling tip 3. Maintain the garden well

If you want to paint an excellent picture of your home, it is essential to have a well-maintained garden. When the garden looks immaculate, many 'online' viewers are more enthusiastic. Because remember that you can see through this yourself, but not everyone can see through this. That way you lose all potential buyers at that moment. While it is a small effort to make the garden look well maintained.
When maintaining the garden you can think of:

  • Cleaning garden furniture
  • Cut off growth
  • Mowing
  • Hedge pruning
  • Weeding
  • Cut low hanging branches
  • Remove deposits on tiles.

Sales tip 4. Provide fresh, light walls

A fresh and light look in your home makes the spaces appear larger. Many people like a light house with lots of light. If you only have dark walls, this is not clearly visible. Do you only have dark walls? In any case, try to paint a number of walls lighter.
Do you have an outdated or very dark kitchen? Then you can now very easily paint the kitchen cabinets yourself, so that the kitchen looks fresh. This immediately looks more attractive in the photos. This tip for selling your house will not increase the selling price, but it will make potential interested parties come to see your house sooner. This can ensure a faster sale, but also more bids!

Selling tip 5. Do price research on housing websites for a realistic selling price

Don't have an asking price in mind yet? Then you can do your research before you talk to a sales broker. Look at the current homes for sale in your area. You can also see which homes have recently been sold. It is possible to view the sales price via the Land Registry. This way you already have an idea of the asking price. Don't just look at one housing site, do good research. This way you will discover more homes that are for sale or have already been sold.

Sales tip 6. Request a definitive energy label

A definitive energy label is now mandatory to apply for when selling a house. Therefore, request this on time. Nowadays an advisor has to come by to inspect your home. After a report has been drawn up, you will receive your final energy label. Unfortunately this is now mandatory! Request an energy label directly? Request it via this site. If you do not have a definitive energy label when you sell the house, you risk a hefty fine.

Sales tip 7. Provide professional photos to attract more interested people

One of the most decisive tips to sell your house well. Because the first thing people see online are the photos of your house. It is therefore very important to have good professional photos. Therefore, do not start taking these photos yourself. Call in a professional photographer, in general the broker takes care of this to present your house as well as possible.

Make sure the house is tidy and put in some nice details, such as beautiful flowers. Beautiful photos increase the interest online, which ultimately leads to more viewings. For example, good first photos ensure that no less than 150% more interested parties in a house, do not underestimate this!

Sales tip 8. Collect construction drawings and/or floor plans

Collect all the blueprints and plans you still have of the house. This is useful to give to the purchasing party. In addition, a map can be added to the photos of your home. This tip doesn't seem as relevant to selling your house, but it comes across a lot more professional. If various parties are interested, you can supply everything immediately. This gives the buying party more confidence.

Selling tip 9. Clean up the house

Are viewings planned? Then tidy up your house as best you can. People come to look at the house and do not need to know how many coats there are. Tidy up all things neatly. Only then put some nice atmospheric things in your house. Think of a beautiful flower bouquet or a folded blanket on a chair or sofa.

Are you going to buy a new house after these 9 best tips? Then read here more about the tips for buying your new home!

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