When it comes to selling property at the moment it is the buyer that’s in control. Most people are desperate to sell their properties so they’ll take whatever they can get, so at the moment that means a lot of buyers are getting some great deals.
Buyers are controlling the market so the sellers need to look for ways to save money wherever they can. A great way to do this is to run your own sale, so in order to be successful you should take a look at how the professionals sell homes in order to make sure that your selling skills are up to scratch.
One huge heads up and something that all of the estate agents do is advertise the unique and outstanding features of any home; this is the only way to make your home stand out as listing all of the common features will make your home seem uniform, boring and similar to all the rest. For example, it’s no good pointing out that your home has floors, a roof and rooms because all houses have them. However, if the floors were made from parquet wood floors of marble then it’s a whole different story and you should definitely get it in there. The idea of advertising is to show off your home in its best light and advertise the features that are going to add to its value.
Fireplaces are often something that will be advertised as they’re not a common feature in the home – although they certainly should be. Fireplaces will be advertised anyway because they are not necessarily a common feature any more, but if you have a particularly beautiful one or if they’re original to the house then you should definitely make it/ them a feature in your article.
If you don’t have a fireplace but you can see the value that it can add to your home then installing a beautiful but fake fire place is always an option. Nowadays, fireplaces don’t have to take a lot of work to install as you can get vent less ones that don’t require some sort of flue to the outside. You can find these kinds of fireplaces to match any style of room so they certainly won’t look out of place; however, if you do decide to have a fireplace installed purely as a device to help sell your home, you should be aware of the cost and also the fact that you may not see the cost reciprocated in the value of your house.
Nick Grocott writes about how house prices can be affected by fireplaces, on behalf of www.creativefireplaces.co.uk/.