How to Prepare Your Home for Sale
You don’t need to spend a ton of money or do a full-blown makeover to make your home more appealing to buyers. You just need to take a little time and effort to change your home into more of a commodity than a place full of memories.
No one wants to view a home that’s grubby, it’s unappealing and will make the buyers feel horrid. Spend the time properly cleaning the entire place. Under sofas, beds, doors, and windows. Even getting your curtains and carpets professionally cleaned will be well worth it.
You want buyers to feel comfortable and you want them to see the property at its best.
When deep cleaning there is no better time to de-clutter as well. Not only does it help you start looking at your home as more of a commodity for sale, but you can start to manage the emotional ties to the home and pack things away.
You can start to throw things away or donate, look at your storage is it packed full? Maybe there are some things that need to go. Some buyers will look through your cupboards and if they see that there’s not enough storage for you, they might think it’s not enough for them.
Fix Anything Broken
Any DIY projects should be completed and any maintenance jobs. If your home looks well maintained, it’ll show the buyers that the home doesn’t need lots of work and if you can maintain your home so can they.
The more issues buyers notice the less buyers will buy at the max price. You need to show that your property is worth the price you’ve listed it for.
Good First Impression
The outside needs to look just as good as the inside. First impressions are important, and buyers need to feel comfortable and impressed. How does your home compare to the others on the street? Does it stand out? Kerb appeal is important, so make sure you entice buyers straightaway.
Buyers like to imagine what it would be like to live in that specific space and how they would decorate certain rooms. You need to make things look more neutral and not full of personality and memories. Take away any family photos, awards, trophies, and children’s artwork.
It’ll make rooms seem brighter and bigger with less in it.
Eliminate Bad Odours
A major turn-off is a smell, if there is a bad smell usually means something is wrong in the house. Sort any blockages and dampness.
Invest in some candles or incense to help any natural smells.
Don’t invest in replacing the bathroom or kitchen etc. just make these rooms nicer. You need to think about your own budget and if you’re moving into a new home you don’t want to spend too much on the old one.
We hope these simple tips will assist with your sale.
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