Whether it’s your first home or your fifth, the process of getting your home ready for sale can be both exciting and stressful. As a home-owner yourself, you will realise that a lot more goes into selling a house than simply listing it for sale. Your home must attract and impress potential buyers, boosting them with motivation to put in an offer. We’ve got a few handy tips for getting started before putting your home on the market.
1. First impressions matter
Before a potential buyer even walks in your front door, they will start to form an opinion. Areas such as front patios, gardens, and the exterior of the house itself, all set the tone. Simple measures like cleaning the front porch, adding some striking pot plants, or giving the front door a fresh coat of paint can help increase your kerb appeal. And don’t forget about the lawn!
2. Declutter and minimise your home
Removing everyday clutter can help to provide clean and spacious areas that prospective buyers can envision living in. Consider removing personal items like family photos during inspections to help the buyer mentally ‘move in’.
3. Make your kitchen & bathroom shine
Minor repairs or cosmetic changes can transform a space into an inviting, modern asset to your home. Painting old cabinets, updating doorknobs or cupboard handles and adding fresh towels, candles or flowers can help to freshen up your kitchen or bathroom.
4. Let there be light
Natural light can make your home feel bright and more spacious. Make sure to open all your curtains and blinds, wash your windows and prune back any plants that might block out the light ahead of any inspections.
5. Capture your best angles
In today’s digital age, how your home presents online counts for a lot. High-quality, professional photographs can make a huge difference when trying to attract potential buyers.