So here they are the 10 tips for preparing your house ready for viewings.
Some of the best top 10 tips when getting ready to sell your house are available here. We cant promise but they may just help your property sell that little bit faster!
1. Find storage space
After living in a family home for years everyone’s house can look a bit cluttered at times. Try to make your property look clean and spacious by storing items that block walkways or make rooms look small away from the property.
2. Make the outside look good
A forgotten detail by some, the outside is the first impression any viewer will make on your property so make sure all the lawn is cut and your driveway is swept.
Put away any clutter that you need on a day to day basis. It may be worth packing some things away in storage units that can fit neatly into a cupboard or under a bed
4. Finish off any small odd jobs
If there are any small, cheap jobs that need doing like replacing a smashed mirror or fixing a door handle do it now. Small details like this if not fixed will put a potential buyer off.
5. Try to eliminate or curb pet odours
If you have pets and the house smells a little like damp dog try to use some of cleaning products that are specifically designed to get rid of pet odours. If you have a viewing booked try and take your pet out of the property for a few days during the viewing.
6. Cut down your wardrobe space
Men and women all like good wardrobe space so take some clothes out to accentuate its size.
7. Try to depersonalise…a bit
As soon as the viewer walks into the property they will be thinking of how they see themselves in the property. If a space is heavily personalised it may make it hard for the viewer to imagine themselves living there so taking some personal items out may allow them to see it as their space.
8. Lighten up darker rooms
Light is king. A property with good light makes people feel good and makes rooms look fresh so try and create as much natural light as possible. For the darker rooms it may be worth purchasing some small lamps to lighten up some areas.
9. Look in the corners
Always a disappointment is seeing cobwebs in the corner of a room gathering dust. Pay attention to corners and places you may not usually look and give them a flick of the feather duster.
10. Clear window sills
Another detail often overlooked is seeing a clean house and then looking behind the curtains to find mould and dead insects stuck on the window sill inspect them for cleaning or repainting before the viewing. Also where possible try and clear any clutter from window sills to let as much natural light in as possible.
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