Tips and Advice: Getting your Home Ready for Selling


It’s fair to say that the property markets can be quite competitive, particularly if you are looking to get the best value for your home. Buyers all over the UK are looking to save as much as they can on their purchase and will try to find as many faults in your property as possible, so they can justify a lower offer. The best action for you is to try and combat this.

So how might you go about trying to get your home ready for selling, and ultimately looking as good as possible? Well, read this post to find some helpful tips and advice on what you can do to your house before you list it on the markets.

Get Rid of the Clutter

First impressions count, and it goes without saying but you don’t want to have a house full of unsightly mess and clutter. Tidy-up the floors and ensure all rooms have a reasonable amount of space visible. This way you can make them look larger and make them appear much more accessible.

Sorting out the Garden

While it is very important to have a tidy interior, the same needs to apply to the outside of your home. Having an unkempt or cluttered garden space won’t leave the best impression on any interested buyers, so you need to mow your lawn, trim your hedges and get rid of any unruly weeds and plant life. Otherwise, you run the risk buyers being deterred by thinking you have a high-maintenance garden area.

Cleaning and Painting

After you have gotten rid of the mess, you need to clean your property from top to bottom and ideally redecorate in neutral colours. The latter is another great way to show off the potential your home has, as these colours help maximise room space, give your home a ‘fresher’ look, and, demonstrate its potential to buyers. Furthermore in terms of value, buyers can no longer claim they need ridiculous amounts of money-off to redecorate your property.

Stimulate the Senses

It’s not just about how your home looks either, the way it smells can really affect what buyers will think. Smoke damage, damp and rubbish are some of the biggest causes of nasty stenches, the solution to these problems though is relatively straightforward. Airing out rooms, using dehumidifiers and of course cleaning out the bins, can help get your home appealing to all senses.

So, make sure you take on board some of these tactics to help make your home something buyers will pay the right price for. After this, simply get your property listed on the markets and wait for the offers to come in.
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