Have you ever wondered why one house sells quickly, and another one which is comparable in every way – same area, the same number of rooms – just has that “For Sale” sign outside it month after month? Storage Unit Fareham
We at Stop & Store Fareham want to share some of our top tips to ensure you are one of those people that will hang that “Sold” sign up sooner rather than later. By the way, it is seldom ‘luck’ that a house sells quickly. It is more than likely because of the way it is presented to potential buyers. Storage Unit Fareham
Selling your house can be a very stressful experience. You love your house and feel sensitive and upset if anyone criticizes it. There are faults with your house that you may have lived with for years, in fact, you probably don’t even notice them any longer. Be aware that any potential buyers will notice every little flaw and will have no problem with pointing them out. The buyer obviously wants to buy a house for as little money as possible, while you as the home seller want to get the best price possible.
Buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in the house they are looking at, so the less there is to distract them in the way of mess and clutter, the better.
Store the clutter
There is nothing to put a buyer off like walking into a house that is a mess and full of clutter. It will also help you sell your house if the rooms in your house are defined for purpose, so if you are selling your house as a three-bedroomed house, make sure that the 3 bedrooms look like bedrooms.
If one of your bedrooms is used as a study or a storeroom, it will be worth your while to clear it out and show it as a bedroom. Research shows that a 3rd bedroom will add more value to your house than a study or a storeroom.
Make the dining room a space that the buyer can imagine themselves having their meals in. Clear the dining room table of papers and other clutter to make it look like a dining room.
At Stop & Store Fareham we rent out self-storage units in various sizes which makes it so much easier to store items that are cluttering up your home. Our storage units can be rented for as little at 1 month for as long as you like, and you know that your excess furniture and other belongings are safe.
Clear the surfaces around the house
Clear the surfaces in the kitchen by packing everything away into your cupboards. If you don’t have the space for all your kitchen stuff, this is where your self-storage unit will come in handy.
You can pack up all the stuff you don’t use every day and put it in storage. Putting your excess belongings in storage gives you the breathing space to actually decide what you need and what you can do without, and better still, you don’t have to make the decision to get rid of stuff permanently.
Clear surfaces, especially in the kitchen, will make the space look larger. It will also look as though you have enough storage space, whereas if every surface is cluttered the impression is given that there isn’t enough space.
Find space for your excess clothing. If your cupboards are overflowing, pack away clothes that you are not using into your storage unit. This will indicate to buyers that your house has enough cupboard space.
Depersonalise your house
What you are trying to show buyers is how the house could be lived in, and not how it is being lived in by you. You may be selling because it has become too small for your requirements, which probably means that it is overflowing with your belongings. You need to objectify or depersonalize your house to make it more saleable.
Research has shown that the rooms most likely to influence the sale of your house are the living rooms, the kitchen, and the main bedroom. These key rooms are the most important to depersonalize, so begin with these before the buyers see your house.
- Busy wallpaper and bright accent walls are not to everyone’s taste, and when you have your house on the market, you are trying to appeal to as many people as possible. Add a coat of paint in a neutral colour to make the room seem brighter and more spacious. It will also tick a positive box in that it is one job less the buyer has to do when they move into your house.
- This can mean putting children’s toys away in their bedroom so that they are not cluttering up the sitting room or living rooms. Potential buyers need to visualize themselves living in your house without the distraction of a mess.
- Pack away any personal collections, evidence of your hobbies, and put your family photos away. Buyers would rather not be confronted with your sporting memorabilia or your china dog collection. Hundreds of family photos on display on every surface and wall is also off-putting to potential buyers who want to imagine how their life in the house would pan out. It is not about your life in your home any longer as you are ready to move on.
Your belongings can be safely stored in our storage units. Making use of this facility will enable you to present your house look its very best for a quick sale at the best price.
Stop & Store Fareham is conveniently situated in the Fareham Shopping Centre which is the heart of town. We offer easy access to the units for convenient loading and off-loading. Our units, which vary in size from 12 sq. ft. to 200 sq. ft., are modern, steel partitioned rooms which are clean, dry, and secure. Rentals are available from 1 month to as long as you need with no contracts. Make use of our Space Calculator if you are not sure how much space you need for storage, or contact us and we can assist you.
The storage facility is fully secured with monitored CCTV and intruder alarms. This offers a secure place for business or personal storage, accessible seven days a week.
Please contact us on 01329 556174 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.