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Top Tips for Selling your Small Home

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Selling your home can be a very long process, and it can be frustrating to have to make sure that everything is perfect every time you show potential buyers around. But it’s all about highlighting the good things about the house and downplaying the bad things - as this can instantly put buyers off.

Space is one of the things that buyers are always looking for, so you need to make sure that the house looks open and airy. This is of course fine if you’ve got a big house, but what do you do if you’ve got a small house? You just need to use some clever staging tricks when you show the house, and below I've shared 4 tips to help with this!


Be Patient 
Before you start looking at ways to maximise the space in your small home, it’s important that you remember to be patient. It’s true that there are ways to sell your home fast, but they might not necessarily work for you. You might not get as much interest in your small home, so don’t be disheartened if it doesn’t sell right away. Just be patient and eventually, you’ll find a buyer that falls in love with the place.

Clear out some Furniture 
The more stuff that you’ve got packed into a room, the smaller it’s going to look. And if you have a lot of large pieces of furniture in every room, the house is going to feel extra cramped. Before you start showing people around, you could move some furniture out, and put in into storage for a while instead. You should also consider the visual weight of the furniture that you’re keeping - try to go for slimline furniture that doesn’t block the flow of light in the room.

Take the Doors off 
When you’re trying to create the illusion of space, it’s all about the line of sight. When you’ve got doors on every room, people can only see the immediate space around them and, in a small room, that will feel quite claustrophobic. But if you take the doors off (so you can see right through the property) it will feel a lot larger. It's probably best to keep doors on bedrooms and bathrooms though of course!

Use a Single Colour 
Painting the whole house in a single colour might seem a bit boring, however it really works in a small home. If you paint every room in different colours, it sets clear boundaries between them. When somebody is passing through the house, they will see lots of separate, small spaces instead of one larger whole. But if you paint all of the rooms in a single colour, you bring those spaces together and make the house seem larger than it is. White walls help brighten small spaces too.

Selling a small home can be tough, but if you use these simple staging tricks, the offers will start rolling in. Good luck!

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