It’s getting to that time of year again when we can see "light at the end of the tunnel" of winter coming to end, and many of us are now thinking about the possibility of moving home – not discounting myself!
First impressions really do count and this is no different whether you are meeting someone new or presenting your house as a potential new home, presentation for those important estate agent photos and viewings is key. Have a look at the below steps to help get your home ship shape ready to help ensure a quick sale and to achieve the best possible price:
Make sure the front garden is neat and tidy; remove rubbish, weeds, mow the lawn and clip any hedges for a great first impression
Apply a fresh coat of brown stain on your fences if they are looking tired and weathered
Clean your windows, frames and front door
Paint any external frames and door if discoloured or peeling paint
Ensure all internal paintwork is clean and free from cracks and chips
If you are re-painting your walls or skirting boards keep the colours light and neutral to give a feeling of light, space and airiness
Make the insides neat and tidy - decluttering as much as possible – surfaces that are clean and clear give a good feeling of space, with a place for everything and everything in its place
Make sure each of the rooms in your house has a purpose (i.e. no junk rooms!)
Remove any over-sized pieces of furniture that prevent a potential buyer to see the room for its full potential and store any other large items you have laying around in a loft / garage or with a friend or relative if you can
If you need help call the DeClutter Angel in to get your home professionally organised, decluttered and / or home staged ready for you to launch for sale what probably is your most valuable asset
Keep as many lights on as you can for the estate agents’ photos and for each viewing
Open the curtains and blinds as wide as possible to let the maximum amount of natural light in
Scrub kitchens and bathrooms with mild bleach, deodorise aeas where pets live, and use a good furniture polish on all wood surfaces to add shine and a sweet scent
Place a vase of fresh flowers in the lounge and master bedroom, and lastly brew some fresh coffee in the kitchen right before each viewing to give a welcoming aroma!
In summary you want your house to be fresh, clean and to create a lifestyle people will want to own.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you find some of these DeClutter Angel, small steps BIG IMPACT ideas on preparing your house for sale useful…
For information or advice on decluttering, home staging or if you have a house which has been on the market for a while and has not yet sold, please contact: Karen Taylor 07948 529587