How to prepare your home for a quick sale.
Get your home ready for potential buyers to view and make sure it stands out from the rest by following our simple tips.
Firstly, you need to put yourself in the shoes of any potential buyers. Does your home look tidy? Does it look inviting? Is the garden neat? You should always make your home look warm and appealing to any buyers. Make sure you give the outside some TLC too, it is important to make a good first impression, you don’t want to put them off before they’ve even stepped through the door.
Once your potential buyer is in your home, they are going to make an instant judgement, make sure it’s a good one! Make sure your hallway is clear of personal items and that it looks inviting. Try adding something new to the wall, like a nice piece of artwork or a stylish clock. Add some nice fresh flowers, they will not only give off a nice smell, it will also instantly brighten up the entrance.
When showing buyers round, you need to make sure every room in your home has plenty of light, open all the curtains or blinds and leave the windows open to let a little natural air in. If you have a room that is naturally dark, try adding some wall lights or a nice lamp to light up the room.
Most potential buyers show a greater interest in the kitchen and bathroom, you need to make sure these two rooms stand out ans sparkle. Give them a good clean from top to bottom, make sure all surfaces are cleaned and polished well. They should look clean but also neat and tidy, replace any broken or damaged appliances and de-clutter the rooms – make sure they smell and look inviting.
It can be difficult, but you need to make your home less about you and more about the house. Don’t have personal items or photographs everywhere, this will make it hard for potential buyers to see themselves living in your home. Make sure you don’t clear everything away, you should strategically place a few items of your own here and there. This will give a potential buyer a sense of how they can make the house their own, if they moved in. You may even consider giving the walls a new coat of paint, stick with neutral colours, not everyone is into bold colours.
If you follow these simple tips, you should have a line of buyers ready to make you an offer. If you would like property advice or are thinking of putting your home on the market, why not give us a call.
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