You’re ready to sell your house, but is your house ready for sale?
Preparing any property for sale can feel like a daunting and often overwhelming task, however, a few simple techniques can make all the difference in securing a sale. Making sure your house is presented in the best possible light could have a dramatic impact on the selling price.
Use our top tips to get your home in tip-top selling condition…
Roll out the welcome mat
The outside should draw people inside. Mown lawns, neat hedging, freshly planted flowers, and maybe even a new or updated mailbox, can all create maximum impact without breaking the bank.
Dress your house for the future owner
Work with your agent to predict who the most interested buyer may be. If you think the house will pique the interest of a family, add touches around the home to reflect this. This could be as simple as hanging four towels in the bathroom and displaying four toothbrushes on the vanity. Even the tiniest details can indicate it’s a family home.
Depersonalise, de-clutter and organise
People have to be able to visualise their own belongings in their potential new home, so you need to walk the fine line between comfortable homely touches and overtly personal items. Clear out unnecessary items where you can and stick to minimalist styling.
When cleaning your house, don’t neglect the smaller rooms, such as the bathroom. Replace the excess items (like the shampoo bottles sitting in the bottom of the shower) with clean towels, a potted green plant and a candle. All of sudden, your bathroom will go from cluttered to classic.
Colourful linen on the beds is a clever way to brighten up a room. It doesn’t need to be extravagant to be beautiful, and the benefit is that you can take the bedding with you when you sell.
Following these tips won’t just make your house more attractive to prospective buyers, it will also potentially increase the sale price too.
Finally – one last tip from the experts:
On open-home day, brew a fresh pot of coffee or tea (even freshly baked goods wouldn’t go astray); this will make any potential buyers feel welcome and comfortable.