You want to get the highest possible price for your property, so it’s a wise investment of time to prepare your home and portray it in the best possible light. With a little bit of elbow grease and not much outlay, you can transform your property into something much more saleable that appeals to a wider proportion of the buyers’ market. We are always happy to offer advice and even recommend trades people, decorators and other experts if you need a helping hand.
Neutralise your décor
This is perhaps the most important piece of advice - your objective is to sell your home so take a close look at your home through the eyes of a prospective buyer.
- Dispense with that striking blue bathroom; declutter that ‘lived in’ study.
- Neutral colours are key - you may find white walls boring but, believe us, they sell. A coat of neutral coloured paint on every wall in a property can make an enormous difference to its look and create a fresh feeling.
- Don’t forget flooring - if carpets are a crazy colour or have seen better days, replace them with an inexpensive neutral option, like beige or oatmeal.
Clear up, clean up
Have a thorough cleaning and de-cluttering session and get rid of everything you haven’t used in the last year and really won’t use again. Consider putting things into storage temporarily. Be ruthless and detach yourself from your property.
Kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms in your property and can make or break a deal. Both need to be clean so scrub everything, fix that wonky toilet seat, replace mouldy sealant around baths and showers and remove unsightly limescale. Hide half empty shampoo and shower gel bottles and put new and stylish ones out on show! - doing this will greatly increase the chances of selling your property.
A front garden and front of house provide the first and last impressions for potential buyers. Mow the lawn, cut the hedge, replace missing roof tiles, paint or clean the front door and plant a pot with seasonal flowers! Plenty of property viewers make their minds up in the first few seconds of seeing a property.