Get Your Home Ready to Sell
Your estate agent will help you here, ask them for their advice in how to stage your home for sale, don’t take offence at their suggestions, you don’t want to live in your home anymore so detach yourself from it!
• Tidy up , de- clutter and remove excess furniture so your home looks more spacious
• Clean up and always ensure that bathrooms , kitchens and windows are sparkling
• Get rid of rubbish
• Repair all those little things that you have got used to but prospective buyers will notice immediately
• Define space, make sure the dining area is obvious, same with study areas, and ensure that all bedrooms have a bed so the buyer can clearly see it will hold a bed.
• Buy new bedding , ( white is best) which you can take to your new home and stage your bed with an accent colour throw
• Decide whether a coat of paint will enhance your home particularly if you have strong colours , make your home a blank canvas so buyers can emotionally move in
• Pay attention to the outside both front and back. Make sure you have kerbside appeal you don’t want buyers to take a look from the outside and decide not to even come in. Mow the grass clear the rubbish plant some tubs and make sure the front door is freshly painted and that the doorbell works
• Define a dining area in the garden with a table, chairs and a barbeque , so buyers can imagine themselves lounging on a summers evening with chilled wine
• Keep a check on animals and children , don’t let their toys spread out while you are trying to sell
• Be sure to know the catchments areas of local schools, even if you’ve no children, since the next family may have and it’s a consideration sure to be on their mind. Be ready to give information on local transport links and the benefits of local shops and other important amenities
• Make sure your home smells super fresh , use the age old trick of putting a loaf of bread in the oven when visitors call