Preparing Your Home For Sale
Make your HOME stand out from the rest by following these top 5 tips:
1. Clean, Clean, Clean
The most important point to remember when selling your home is that it is CLEAN. The number one turn off for purchasers viewing properties is a messy, untidy home.
Viewers want to open cupboards and wardrobes to see the space available – Clean cupboards, kitchen surfaces, doors, floors, skirting, architrave and mirrors. Ensure beds are dressed with clean linen and that there are fresh towels in bathrooms.
Cleaning is free and easy to maintain!
2. Kitchens & Bathrooms
Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. This doesn’t mean changing units or a bathroom suite. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint and regrouting of tiles makes a huge difference. We can advise you on the best approach when valuing your home.
3. Kerb Appeal & Gardens
First impressions last – Purchasers can rule out your home from a drive by.
Make sure windows are cleaned inside and out, weeds removed from paths, lawns maintained, flower beds maintained and front door painted if required.
If you have pets, make sure your garden is free from unwanted mess.
4. Declutter personal items
Declutter but don’t remove all personality from the property. Dress the property for sale, remove clutter to allow the potential purchasers see themselves living there.
Tidy away toys, clothes and books.
5. Repair & paint.
Complete any minor repairs that have been put on the long finger and touch up paintwork. If a room requires painting keep the colours in warm neutral tones.