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If you haven’t sold a home before, it is helpful to familiarise yourself with basic tips in selling your home. If you do intend on selling on your home, ideally, you’ll be able to sell your home as quickly and swiftly as possible – the longer the process goes on, the more stressful it can become and testing of your patience. You can’t guarantee a quick sale, but you there are elements under your control that you can ensure run smoothly and try to improve your chances.

Declutter your home as much as you can

You will find many people declutter their home in January. The start of the year is an excellent time to make positive changes in your life. Getting rid of things you no longer need allows you to streamline your property, but if you are selling your home, this can help you prepare for the sales process.

A decluttered home looks more spacious, it is more appealing to buyers, and it helps you when it comes time to move. The fewer items you move with, the better, so decluttering your home makes perfect sense when you are getting ready to sell your home.

Allow as much light into your home as possible

The first couple of months of the year can seem a bit miserable. A lack of daylight hours means a lot of people don’t feel at their best. However, when it comes to selling your home, a lack of daylight can limit viewings, or it can prevent buyers from seeing your home in the best light!

You need to maximise the amount of light in your home. Make sure there is nothing blocking the area around your windows. Also, if you are flexible enough to manage daytime viewings, you should do so. This shows the buyer you are willing to sell, and it makes it more likely they will see your home in a positive manner.

Take note of what repair work needs to be carried out

Many of us have a list of repair jobs around the home that we never get around to. If you plan on selling your home, it is vital you take care of these tasks before you start the sales process. If a potential buyer attends your home and sees problems, they will question whether this is the right home for their needs.

You want to make a positive impression on buyers, which is why it is vital you do everything you can to make your home as appealing as possible.

If you're looking to sell your home in 2020, contact Austin Property Services, and we will be more than happy to assist you.

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