Five Things To Do Before Selling
A few easy steps you can take which will help with the sale of your home.
Moving house is generally an exciting process – relocating to a fresh new space that suits your new needs is largely a positive experience. Unfortunately selling a home doesn’t usually have the same connotations. Many people find the selling process stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are five easy things you can do to get your home ready to sell and hey, why not let us take care of the rest?
Have a good clean out
Nothing is more off-putting than a dirty space. Before you welcome potential buyers into your home, give your whole house a thorough clean. And we mean thorough – don’t miss out on even the most discreet nooks and crannies. A clean home can work wonders. While you’re at it, declutter your house as you go. Pack away the mess that comes with living in a space to make your home look bigger and tidier – this way potential buyers will focus on the home itself rather than on any clutter, mess or dirty spots. It’s also a good idea to pack away any unattractive everyday items before a viewing such as dog toys, cat litter, dishes, clothes, shoes and so on.
Revamp the garden
Make sure you don’t neglect to spruce up the outside of your home. If you have a garden, be sure to mow the lawns, neaten up the flower beds, prune the bushes and perhaps even plant a few pretty flowers – this means potential owners will see a beautiful outdoor space rather than a plethora of chores waiting for them. If you can’t remember the last time you painted the outside of your house, it’s probably a good time to repaint. While you’re at it, fill in any cracks and wash the windows – remember that the outside of your home is the first thing people see.
Fix up all those little things
Most home owners have an ever present to do list that often gets put on hold – now is the time to fix up all those little things you’ve been meaning to fix for months. Make sure all the lights are working, fill in any cracks, give those tired walls a fresh coat of paint, and fix that one broken towel rail or the faulty doorknob that only you know how to work. Even though these little things might seem insignificant, they can distract buyers from looking at the house as a whole.
Update the outdated
If your shower curtain looks a little too sad, your carpets are stained and your living room light fitting has certainly seen better days, it’s probably worth replacing them. Updating old things that you’ve learnt to live with can make a huge difference when viewing the house as a whole – and you don’t need to break the bank. As long as you add in clean and neutral items, you’re good to go.
With these easy tips and the PropertyFox system, selling your home can become just as positive of an experience as buying a new one.
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