5 Tips to Get Your House Ready to Sell
As you’re preparing to sell your house, you’re probably wondering what you can do to add some last minute value to your property, and what you can do to help get someone interested in buying as quickly as possible.
We’ve put this list of tips together to help you get your house ready to sell.
1. Think about what people are going to see first.
You may be thinking that we’re talking about the front of your house here, or perhaps the garden? A potential buyer’s first time seeing your home will likely be in the photographs of your house online or passed on by an at estate agent. We love
2. Make the outside of your property attractive
Now that you have people coming to view, making sure their first impression of your house matches the fantastic pictures you’ve taken. Make an effort to make your driveway and any garden leading up to the front door neat and tidy. Other small things can have a big impact. Get your paintbrush out and give the door a lick of paint, and make sure your windows are all clean and working just in case someone tries to test them.
3. Tidy up
Even if you have a lot of stuff, try to go that extra mile to clean around and get move any unnecessary ‘stuff’ into an unseen room or the attic/loft. The more clutter, the harder it is to think about what a house will look like without it.
You’ve painted the outside, and now it’s time paint the inside too. A fresh coat of paint can transform a room from looking dark and dirty to beautifully clean and new. Painting can be a bit of work, but for a few tubs of paint, it’s certainly worth the effort. We also recommend not only painting the old spare room but also any bright feature walls you may have painted. This makes the house less personal, but much safer and a great base for a new owner to decorate themselves.
5. Cut back the garden
Your backyard can be a beautiful section of the house, and for the right person may send them over the edge and persuade them to buy. At the very least, an overgrown garden can look like a lot of work and may make the house seem like more work than it is. Whether you get on top of the garden yourself or get a professional in to do it for you. We also suggest getting some sturdy and fitting outdoor furniture which will spark the imagination of those viewing your house, giving them the idea of living in your garden through the summer.