You want your home to be seen in the best light possible when you launch it onto the market and get all the initial “honeymoon” attention.
Here’s our best tips for getting your house ready to present to the market. Check out the video or the list below…
Buyers will make assumptions about your house based on the cleanliness they see.
De-cluttering makes your house look bigger and tidier. You want to make the house look simple, open and big.
3. Start packing
You’re going to be moving anyway, so you might as well start packing away a few personal things. That makes it easier for buyers to imagine it as their place, with their furniture and items in it.
4. Remove the quirks
You don’t want any furnishings to put off people with different tastes. Aim to make your home appealing to the tastes of the general public.
5. But don’t dehumanise
You don’t need to remove all your stuff to the point that the house doesn’t look like you live there.
6. Do maintenance
Those little jobs around the place that you’ve been meaning to get to… now’s the time to get them sorted.
Do any painting that needs attention
8. Wash the ceilings
It’s a simple job that makes your home look much better.
9. Clean fly marks off
Again they make a place look ugly, but they’re simple to deal with.
10. Get rid of mould
Mould is a really bad look. You don’t want buyers to think your house has a dampness problem. Be on the lookout for any mould, especially in the bathroom and kitchen.
11. Hide any animal smells
For those people that don’t have animals, they don’t want to be smelling yours in the house.
Outside your home is also really important. The first impression potential buyers get will be of the outside of your home
Clean moss and mould off the roof, driveway and decks. Moss makes a place look like it’s damp and cold.
Pay special attention to the entrance and front door. These places are especially important for creating an impression. If there’s sun damage or peeling paint, get it attended to.
15. Shading trees
Consider removing or pruning trees that shade the house.
16. Cut the grass
Cutting the grass makes a very big difference. It really tidys a place up, and makes the outside look bigger.
Give the gardens a weed and a general tidy up.
Clear out the gutterings. Gutters that are full make a house look like it’s not maintained.
If the little things are not maintained it may attract the attention of the building inspector.
Buyers will also wonder what bigger problems there are if you haven’t kept up with the little things.
Most of the actions on this list are fairly small jobs but they can make a big difference to how quickly your home sells and how much you get for it.
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