Getting your home ready for sale can be a long and daunting task.
With the busy lives of many of us nowadays it can be hard to stay on top of everything relating to house maintenance.
There’s a good chance some areas of your home are not up to scratch and that simply won’t do if you’ve decided to sell up and move on.
That said, to keep things a little more simpler, we’ve highlighted 5 key things you can do to your home which will give it that ‘new home’ feel which will no doubt improve your chances of finding a buyer for your home!
Let’s get started!
1. Give It a Fresh Lick of Paint
A fresh lick of paint can give new life to any room and it’s definitely something that needs to be done if you’re looking to sell up.
Property buying experts Housebuyers4u recommend you try and give every room a fresh lick of paint so the home looks new and appeals to buyers looking for a ‘fresh start’.
However, if that’s not possible, only paint the rooms that people spend most of their time in or the rooms that look really run down.
In addition, it’s best to opt for neutral colors when painting. This is because neutral colors give off the vibe of a ‘blank slate’ which is very appealing to buyers who are looking to add their own personal touch to rooms.
Decluttering your home before putting it up for sale is a sure-fire way to attract more buyers.
Firstly it will make your home feel like it has more space which many homebuyers look for.
Secondly, it will allow home buyers to see your home in its full glory. Potential buyers can focus on the home instead of additional clutter.
Lastly decluttering is also a good way to mentally prepare yourself that you’re going to be moving out which can go a long way in motivating you to complete a sale efficiently and efficiently.
3. Give It A Deep Clean
Your home will require a deep clean before starting any viewings because nobody wants to purchase a dirty home. A few key areas that should be cleaned but many people forget include:
- Behind big cupboards and appliances (like fridges)
- The entire bathroom including the toilet
- Don’t forget to mob/scrub floors and get in a carpet cleaner if you have carpet
- Inside and atop of high/hard to reach cupboards
- Under the beds
If your home requires too much cleaning, it may be a good idea to call in a professional.
If your home is very clean and looks better than your competitors, it will have a greater chance of selling!
4. Fix Everything
You can talk to any homeowner and they will tell you there small things that need fixing in their home and your home is probably no different.
When you’re looking to sell a house it’s important to fix everything to boost its chances of selling. The last thing you want is a viewer to open a door and the handle falls off!
A well-maintained house is also more desirable to home buyers.
In relation to the jobs themselves, if they are small you should attempt to complete them yourself, however, if they are more complex jobs call in the professionals as botched jobs can lead to costing you more in the future.
5. Eliminate Bad Smells
All homes carry a unique smell but some smells are worse than others so you’d be wise to get rid of any smells before letting any viewers in.
If you have any pets the smells could be heightened so be sure to clear these before officially putting your home up for sale.
We hope our article has helped you to prepare your home for sale.
We wish you the best in the sale of your home!