Does your house seem like a good deal for buyers?
How your property is advertised, how long it’s been on the market and its capacity for different lifestyles are all factors in how potential buyers may view your home, before they even think about viewing it.
Though demand for houses is high, buyers always want to get good value for money – and there are various ‘warning signs’ that they look for when browsing property sale websites such as Rightmove, or those of local estate agents. This can be very frustrating if you’re hoping sell your house fast.
If you’re using an estate agent and your house hasn’t attracted much interest, you might think about trying more than one… but to a buyer, this can look desperate and make them wonder why the house needs extra help to sell. Likewise, if your house has been on the market for a long time, buyers may wonder why it hasn’t sold sooner – leading them to either offer a lower price, or steer clear altogether.
Photographs also have a big impact on your house’s initial appeal to buyers. If an area of the house is excluded – such as a kitchen, bathroom or particular bedroom – people will wonder what’s wrong with it.
The same applies to the external view of the property, as not only does it seem suspicious if it’s missing from an advert, but also means that people can’t visualise living there or investing in it. Even if you think parts of your house are ugly, some buyers might not feel the same way and see the potential, instead – especially a UK house buying expert.
Finally, the description of your house can matter a great deal to buyers. Is your estate agent trying to con people into thinking it’s better than it is? This can be bad for your sale prospects, as if a buyer is expecting something superior, they’ll be disappointed upon viewing. Whereas if you’re honest, they might focus on other features instead. Words such as ‘deceptively spacious’ or ‘on the borders’ of a popular area can set alarm bells ringing.
Are you losing hope of selling your home via traditional market methods or online estate agents? Ask National Homebuyers for advice, as we buy any house. Call 08000 443 911 or request a call back to find out how much you could get for your property.
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