In this two-minute read, I look at ways to prepare your home for a successful spring sale (part one of a two-part article).
If you’re planning to put your home on the market in the next few months, now is the time to spring into action.
Traditionally, the property market booms in springtime, with many buyers and sellers opting to wait out the winter and make their move when the days start to get longer and warmer.
With spring just a few weeks away, I’ve compiled a list so you can prepare your property for sale.
This article covers the first five points (and stay tuned for part two next week).
Have a spring clean
Now is the time to have a good clear out. Prospective buyers are looking for a home that they can make their own and will find piles of bric-a-brac a turn-off. And don’t just focus on the living areas and bedrooms. Declutter the bathroom and remove cleaning and beauty products from view.
Is your home looking a little tired after a year of pandemic living? Freshen up the walls with a lick of paint and do all the odd jobs – like clearing the gutters – that you’ve been putting off.
Get an expert valuation
The property market has been the subject of all sorts of headlines during the past year. Until you speak to an expert, you won’t have a realistic picture of the housing market and what you can expect to get for your property.
Think about presentation
Put yourself in the shoes of a prospective buyer and imagine how they might make use of your property. Perhaps the spare room you use for a home gym would be more appealing if presented as a home office? Speak to an estate agent for advice about how to present your home so you can maximise your asking price.
More than ever, people are craving outdoor space and access to nature – so give them what they want! Plant colourful flowers at the front and back of your property for immediate impact. If you don’t have a garden, use plant pots to create interest.
If you’d like an update on the state of the housing market, or advice about selling your home, please get in touch.
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