The summer season means garden parties, BBQs and visits to the beach, but it is also a time when people decide to put their house up for sale.
This week, we’ll be focusing on how you can ensure your house is prepped for viewings to increase your chance of sale!
- Huge clear out
This is extremely important as you want to ensure you are maximising the amount of space and storage in your house. If people can see your clutter, they won’t be able to see past it and the potential your house holds. You want to keep your home your home, but you don’t want it to be too overwhelming for the viewers!
- Maintenance checks
If you’ve got any maintenance issues that you’ve been meaning to see to for months, now is the time to do it! Maybe you have a bit of damp in the spare bedroom, or maybe you’ve got some creaky floorboards that need pinning down – get these issues seen to as you don’t want these flagged up by your viewers.
- Cosmetic work
As much as you probably find it a headache, giving your walls a new lick of paint and some sprucing up with new furniture and accessories, can really make a huge impact. It’s all about staging and catering for the many, not the few.
If you struggle to put yourself in the shoes of your potential viewers, get inspiration from platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram – these sites spark the imagination and can inspire you to create something completely new and different to what you may usually go for!
- Focus on features
Your home may have interesting features such as high ceilings or intricate architecture. Make sure you focus on these and draw attention to them. Buyers love features that set the house apart from other houses they’ve seen!
First impressions count! As you pull up to your house, really assess its exterior – are the walls crack free? Are the fascia boards clear? Are your windows and doors clean? Could the walls do with a fresh coat of paint? If you’ve got a front garden, pot some plants and cut the grass to give the best first impression!
Keep it clean, fresh, maximise space and storage and dot some scented candles around to make your house smell as beautiful as it looks! Good luck!
All in all, it’s important to make sure you leave a lasting impression and minimise any risk of off-putting your viewers with anything that is too niche or personal in your homes. You need to ensure your home appeals to the masses, not the few and isn’t offensive to anyone. But make sure it is still a reflection of you and your family!