Is your home on the market or are you thinking of soon putting it up for sale? If so, you will, of course, want to get the most money for it when you sell. You may have spent years paying off a mortgage and getting a good price for your existing home means that you can afford to choose a bigger home or a better location.
All it takes is a little bit of effort on your part, and it will help to show your home in the best possible light.
Create a great first impression
Your front garden is the first thing that greets your prospective buyers, and you want their impression to be good. Weed the garden, put in some colourful plants and generally make the place as inviting as possible. Pressure washing driveways or paths is a good way to make them look as good as new.
Begin with a general tidy up
When your home is up for sale, it’s the time to clear away your clutter and keep your home tidy. As soon as a prospective buyer walks into your property, they want to imagine themselves living there, but an excess of clutter can make it hard to do so. Clearing away your clutter will benefit you too; you can sort everything out that you don’t want to take onto your new home, which means there will be less to move.
Get out the paintbrush
Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to give your home a complete freshen up. It can make your home feel brighter and more welcoming, especially when you choose light neutral colours. Neutral colours are best when you are decorating when intending to move because it allows prospective buyers the opportunity to put their stamp on it.
Before you begin painting, make sure you fill up any cracks and sand them down so that you have a smooth surface.
Do those little odd jobs
How many times have you thought to yourself, “I’ll do that job tomorrow”, but tomorrow never comes? When you’re moving, it’s a good idea to sort out all those little jobs that you can easily tackle yourself, whether that is a fresh coat of sealant around the bath or fixing a wonky kitchen cabinet door.
Bathrooms and kitchens
Bathrooms and kitchens sell homes, and if you don’t have the finances to completely update yours, there are ways to make them look better. You could opt for switching up the door handles or the taps, which will instantly refresh their look.
When you have people coming to view, make sure you pay particular attention to the cleanliness of your kitchen and bathrooms. After all, a toothpaste-stained sink isn’t very inviting to a potential buyer.