Selling a property in the current financial climate is a lot more difficult than it was this time two years ago. The Covid pandemic has changed the whole landscape and people have been closing their businesses and losing their jobs in the thousands, and this means that there might not be as much money around. This has made buyers more cautious and it has caused sellers to have to look at the market again a bit more closely. There are currently many properties for sale and so you need to take steps to make sure your property stand out from the rest. A potential buyer needs a reason to choose to buy your home and it’s up to you to provide them with that reason. However, many of us don’t have the money to spend on professionals to come to work on our homes and make the necessary changes. This is where your DIY skills come to the forefront and hopefully will help to save you time and money.
You may be wondering, ‘how much is my house worth’ and the answer is that it is worth what the market will allow. You can of course influence the bidding price by making small yet significant changes around your home. The following are some of the things that you can do to help sell your home and also to save you some money.
Create more light
It’s all about maximising the amount of light that can come into your home, because more light makes the property look bigger. There are simple things that you can do like taking down those heavy curtains and replacing them with something that will allow the light to easily enter the room. Get a bucket of water and some soap and start cleaning both the inside and the outside of your window.
Look up and see if the lampshades are full of bugs and dust, and if so, take them down and give them a good clean. You may want to consider changing the light bulbs to a stronger wattage and maybe cut down that large shrub outside the main sitting-room window that is stopping the sun from shining through. These are all things that you can do yourself and it shouldn’t take much time to do it.
Paint it is your friend
It’s such a simple and cheap thing to do and you can refresh your home without emptying your wallet. Painting your home is something that you can do quite easily by yourself and it will change the whole look of your home. Potential buyers want to come into a property that smells new and looks new, and what better way to do that than to add a coat of paint to the walls and ceilings. You could even repaint the kitchen cabinets because as everyone knows, the kitchen in a home can make or break a sale. It really is that important and it is something that you should pay a lot of attention to. For free advice on renovating and changing your property, have a look here. These are two of the simple things that you can do yourself to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers.