When preparing your home for sale, keep in mind that first impressions count. There are a number of simple steps you can take to attract your ideal buyer to your property and get your desired result.
Purchasing property is one of the biggest financial investments some people will ever make. So when preparing your home for sale, keep in mind that first impressions count.
The outside of your property is the first thing a prospective buyer will see, so you need to ensure it is looking its best.
Some simple, affordable steps to improve the street appeal of your property include:
- Weeding the garden,
- Planting some colourful, attractive plants ,
- Removing any leaves or dirt on your driveway and pathways, and
- If required, applying a coat of paint to freshen up the property.
Make sure the property is clean:
When preparing your home for sale, try to put yourself in the potential buyers’ shoes. What would you want the property to look like?
Making sure everything is clean and presentable can really make a difference to buyers.
- Ensure that the windows are clean and free of cob webs,
- Have the carpets steam cleaned to remove any stains,
- Remove any build-up in the kitchen and bathrooms, and
- Make sure the property is free of any odours.
- Not everyone loves animals, so make sure you put away the toys and food bowls and remove any pet odour.
Don’t let something as small as a loose hinge on a door lose you a sale!
Be sure to make any small repairs prior to the property inspection. Keep in mind; if you noticed it then a prospective buyer will definitely notice it.
Get rid of the clutter:
Make your property look spacious and show off its best features. Keep in mind, a prospective buyer needs to imagine their belongings in your property.
Selling your property is a great excuse to hold a Garage Sale to get rid of those items you no longer need. If you can’t part with the items put them in storage or at a friend’s place.
Put away smaller items like clothes, shoes and any other items that will make your property look cluttered
If you are advertising your property as having two bedrooms and a study, for example, ensure that this is how your property appears.
You don’t want to come across as deceptive and disappoint your potential buyers.