If you have made the decision to sell your home, you will want to ensure that it is in the best condition possible to get the best asking price. Not only will you likely get more money from it, but also receive more offers and have a better chance of a quick sale. Moving is something you don’t want to drag on for months, so this is a great way to nudge the process along. Here are some top ways to get your home ready for selling…
Patch up any repairs
You want your home to be in the best condition when you sell it, so ensure that any niggly repairs that you’ve been putting off because they aren’t too bad to live with, are repaired. You could fix any loose screws on your kitchen cupboard doors, patch up any marks on your paint work and check for anything else that needs doing. Don’t forget to check the outside of your home too, it could be that you need to put fence panels back into place, or to do a roof repair.
Give it a deep clean
Your house might be lovely, but it will go unnoticed if it is unclean. Do a thorough, deep clean from top to bottom, including hoovering, dusting and polishing. It will make your home look much nicer and a better prospect to those who might buy it. Don’t forget to empty your bins and put everything in its place.
Get rid of any unnecessary clutter
Clutter can instantly make your home look smaller and less welcoming. It can also make potential buyers find it harder to view your home as a blank canvas for them to work off and less likely to put in an offer. Decluttering is beneficial for both the buyer and for you as it is a cathartic experience that can also help you mentally prepare for your upcoming move.
Ensure it smells nice
The scent of a home can be either very welcoming or off putting to a buyer and it is important that it is the former. Some people bake cookies or something delicious before buyers come to look around, or place reed diffusers or air fresheners on surfaces. It is important to get rid of anything that might smell bad such as bins, food waste or drains. If the weather is nice, it is also a nice idea to open the windows and let fresh air flow.
Don’t neglect the outside of your home
Your outside of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see so you want it to look just as nice as the inside. Give your fence a repaint, ensure your plants and flowers are in good shape and clear the driveway or path of any debris such as leaves or mud.
These are just a few ways that you can get your home ready for selling and ensure it has the best chance of being sold quickly. By implementing these you can be sure the process will move along quicker and more smoothly and you hopefully get some more money for your property.