Here are our go-to tips and advice when it comes to making the most of your property when selling.
1. Act Like A Buyer, Look With Fresh Eyes
Walk around your property with a critical eye and note what needs repairing, replacing or even just cleaning. Fix any chips in woodwork, cracks in plaster, broken tiles, squeaky fan, dripping taps, buff tiles, steam mildewed grout or re-seal edges in the bathroom.
2. First Impressions Matter
Your entrance-way is the first impression so make sure it counts. Consider painting the front door, trim and shutters to upgrade the look of your home. Better yet, add a new porch light fixture and a cheery new welcome mat.
3. Depersonalize Your Home
Simply put, a cluttered home deters buyers! Take yourself out of the picture so it’s easier for buyers to imagine themselves, (and their possessions), in your space.
4. Make It Memorable For All The Right Reasons
Nothing beats the smell and sight of a clean home. All surfaces and floors, both sides of windows, window ledges, shutters, ceilings, bathrooms, kitchens, patios and decks must be clean. Consider adding fresh, neutral linens, laying the table for dinner, subtle accent cushions, matching bathroom sets, floor mats, shower curtains and matching towels.
5. Store It Off Site
Excess and outdated furniture, books and toys should be donated, sold or stored off site. Do not use the loft, garage or garden to store bulky items. Viewers will want to see all areas and you’ll need these to be clutter free!
6. Closets And Cabinets
Storage space is a huge selling point. Viewers may open closet and cabinet doors so make sure these are mostly empty or as tidy as possible to show a prospective buyer how easily they could utilize this potential home space.
7. Give Each Room A Purpose
Each room should have one obvious and natural use of space. It’s a good idea to take the treadmill out of the bedroom or the desk out of the bedroom.
8. Less Colour More Neutral
A neutral home appears larger and has less chance of ruining a sale. Neutralize strong colors for the broadest appeal.
9. Natural Light, Always
Open-up blinds and curtains to make the most of natural light throughout the home. Bright, natural light is a strong selling point in any home.
10. Garden Goals
Ensure your garden is neat and tidy to showcase the space in its best light. Better yet, give your walkway and larger trees an edge with solar light fixtures which are affordable and a cinch to install.