Just because your home is a fixer-upper, that
doesn’t mean you can’t sell it for a great price. There is a huge market of
family DIY-ers and developers that would love to snap up your home and give it
Here at Moving You, we can help sell any property,
no matter the condition. But if you’re worried about buy-ability, check out
these tips on how to sell a home in need of repair in South Wales .
1. Make Small Updates
Are there small things you can fix that won’t make
the house look so broken? Like a wonky door handle or a missing lightbulb?
If there are little, cheap things you can fix
around your home, and you have the time, just do it. While these
issues may seem small in comparison to the bigger deals, they can stand out in
2. Clean Up
Even though your home needs investment, a clean
home is always more attractive than a messy one. Cleanliness may not matter
much to a developer. But if your buyer is a DIY family that’s looking to live
in your home while fixing it up, cleanliness will make the house appear more
homely and liveable. Plus, a tidy home can make the repair work seem less
daunting and overwhelming.
3. Be Honest
When meeting your estate agent, be honest about the
repair work you know is needed. Just because your home needs investment, that
doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t get a great price. But lying about the
issues or covering things up can break trust – not just between you and your
agent, but with potential buyers, too.
If an estate agent is going to sell your home to
the right buyer, they need to know everything. So don’t scrimp on the detail
and make sure you’re being as honest as possible.
4. Highlight The Positives
A good estate agent will automatically be able to
draw on the positives. But it’s still good to share the small things they may
not know. Like the fact that you get a great sunset from the master bedroom. Or
that the garden is south facing. All these things can help highlight the
potential of your home.
5. Manage Expectations
If your home needs repair, it can still have great
saleability. But it’s a good idea to manage your expectations, especially if
your home needs a lot of investment.
Consider that your home may be valued at the lower
end of the price range. Or that you may get a few offers under the asking price
from interested buyers. If a buyer undertakes a survey, be prepared that they
may renegotiate if any major work is thrown up. This may not happen, but it’s
good to manage your expectations before you enter the process.
Want More Tips From An Expert?
At Moving You, we pride ourselves on getting the
best value for you. We’re always looking for new homes and new challenges – and
we’d love to hear from you if you’re selling your South Wales home!
Give us a call today on 03334041188 or send us an
email at [email protected] to request a valuation.