Preparing your home for sale:
Before you put your property on the market it is well worth investing some money and effort into making it as appealing to potential buyers as possible.
This can greatly improve your chances of a quick sale at the price you want as you compete with other properties in your area. We’ve put together our top tips on how to show your property in its best light:
- First impressions count!
Spruce up the front garden, add some colour with pots and baskets and give the front door a fresh lick of paint if needed.
- Look at which rooms could benefit from freshening up. If you do repaint make sure you decorate the whole room and avoid obvious touch ups. Don’t invest in expensive décor as a buyer is likely to change it once they move in. Clean carpets make a big difference and also make rooms look bigger.
By having a good clear out you’ll make rooms more spacious, and you’ll be very glad you’ve done it when you come to move! Avoid hanging lots of stuff on the back of doors; it’ll make it seem cramped if you can’t open them fully.
- Get cleaning!
Giving your home a good spring clean and keeping it that way will show the property has been cared for. Kitchens and bathrooms in particular need to be clean and tidy and it is worth considering replacing them if they really have seen better days. If you’re thinking about major work to your house to get a better price, do ask our advice first – we’re happy to come round for a chat even if you’re not going to be putting your house on the market immediately.
- Get outside.
After kitchens and bathrooms it is nice gardens that buyers list as a priority, so don’t forget the outside of your property. Back gardens should be tidied up in the same way you would indoors. Even if you haven’t got a burgeoning Kew Gardens make the most of the space and show off its potential to a prospective buyer.
- Finishing touches.
When you start having viewings you need to make sure the house is tidy; make sure floors and surfaces are clear, washing up done etc. Make sure blinds and curtains are open, especially during the warmer months to let plenty of air and light in. This will also help create a fresh natural smell which is far more appealing to potential buyers than pungent artificial room fresheners or last night’s dinner.
If you would like advice on your particular property and where it is worth your investing time and/or money in improvements book a free advice session or give us a call on 01273 677001.
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