Selling your home can feel like a daunting task, but preparing your property for a viewing needn’t be a stressful experience. These simple tips will help you ensure that your home looks its best for potential buyers, helping to speed up the selling process and get the highest possible offer for your property.
Declutter your home before each viewing
Ideally, it is good to declutter your home before it goes on the market. You will likely need to have a large clear out when you move, so save yourself time down the line by decluttering now. This includes throwing out or giving away unused belongings, tidying storage spaces like cupboards and sorting out the most cluttered spaces in your home – often the shed, garage or attic.
This then gives you the space to tidy away everyday clutter to make your home look neat, clean and spacious. It is important to do this before your listing photos are taken to make your home look its absolute best, then repeat before each viewing so that potential buyers are focused on what the space has to offer, not your clutter.
You might want to remove personal items such as family photos or children’s drawings to make your home décor more neutral, thereby allowing viewers to envisage how they would style the space.
Give your home a deep clean
Nothing will put buyers off like a dirty home, so ensure that your home has a thorough clean before each viewing. Particularly important areas to have sparkling are the kitchen and the bathroom – often considered the two most important rooms for selling a home.
If your property is grimy, mouldy or dirty, viewers will think that it requires a lot of work to bring it up to standard. Be sure to hoover the floors – especially if you have pets.
Make sure that windows are clean to maximise the natural light in every room.
Enhance your curb appeal for house viewings
First impressions matter, so make sure the front of your property is immaculate before each viewing. Brush away any leaves, trim bushes and plants and touch up any paintwork to make your home look its best. If possible, park your car elsewhere and move any bins to give an uninterrupted view of your house.
If you’re thinking of selling your home in the Andover area and would like some professional advice, get in touch with the Graham & Co team today.