Tips for selling your home
How you present your home for sale can have a huge impact on your success in selling it. It is important not to spend too much money on home improvements unless there is major work needed.
Advisory improvements to make are:
- Thoroughly clean your house top to bottom, including the skirting boards, the curtains and windows.
- De-clutter, this is one of those tasks that is always put off – now is the time to do it, there is no point in transporting clutter you don’t want (or ever use) to your new home. Make sure that nothing can fall out of cupboards if they are opened.
- Do a check over your house to see if there is anything that needs fixing like a dripping tap for example.
- Make sure your house smells nice – before a viewing do NOT feed your pet! The smell is very off-putting for potential buyers. Try to air your property as much as possible or use air fresheners or the old trick of baking bread or coffee. Make note – incense sticks are not everyone’s cup of tea!
First impressions always count so make sure the front of your house looks well presented, give the front lawn a mow, make the drive-way look neat and remove any weeds, add a splash of colour with a couple of pots of flowers, spruce up the front door, make sure the bell works and the letter box is shiny and clean.
The kitchen is one of the main rooms that sell houses to potential buyers. Make sure it is clean, tidy and looks as large as it can by removing clutter. It sounds obvious, but remember not to cook fragrant food whilst viewings are taking place! Make sure the garden is neat and tidy as this is also a big selling point to buyers.