If your house has been on the market for some time, you might be wondering what you can do to improve your chances of selling it. The property market is still struggling and recent figures suggest that property for sale is now staying on the market much longer before it gets picked up.But before you start spending money on new tiles, fittings and bathroom accessories, improving your chances of selling your house does not have to cost you a fortune. There are some creative ways of attracting potential buyers.Make sure people are aware that the property is for sale. If a single estate agent sign is parked three blocks away, people might find it difficult to reach your home. Make sure that the route is clearly marked and that potential buyers can easily reach you in case they want to view the house.Experts will tell you that a furnished house is usually easier to sell than an empty one. If you have inherited your furniture and equipment from your great grandmother though, be conscious of the fact that people want to buy a house they would like to live in. If the interior is unsightly, it would probably be better to remove the furniture. (That is if you do not have to live there anymore.) Make sure everything is neat and tidy and that the lawn has recently been mowed. The garden will probably be the first thing potential buyers see – take the time to clean the flower beds. The garden should invite people to spend time there.Finally, the smell of freshly baked bread is often a great way of luring people to property for sale. You can put the bread in the oven 30 minutes before a potential buyer visits your house. Just make sure to remove it from the oven before it starts burning – you don’t want your selling strategy to backfire!
Creative Ways to Sell Your House
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