Flipping houses for a living

To sell your house faster and at a higher price, look at it through the eyes of a potential buyer. Their first impressions could be the difference between a sale and a fail.

 

Flipping houses for a living

These simple first steps are cheap, easy and all they take is a little bit of time and minimal expense.

Open your front door and what do you see? Is the hallway full of clutter? Are there junk mail and leaflets on the floor, or children’s toys left on the stairs? Tidy it and keep it tidy.

Look at the walls and ceilings. Do they need some attention? Often, you will only need to give them a good wash down with detergent, but a quick lick of emulsion is a fast and cheap solution to grubby walls. Choose neutral colours. The new owners will want to put their own identity on the property, so off-whites or magnolia are the ideal blank canvas. Also, try wherever you can to de-personalize the property, so the buyers can imagine themselves living there.

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