Helpful tips to sell your home
During the course of our week, we see loads of properties the owners want to sell. Some look fabulous straight away – others need a bit more effort. So we’ve combined our list of tips to help you when you put your home on the market.
1. Clean, organise, and neutralise your space: Un-clutter your house to make it look bigger and cleaner. Buyers need to be able to envision their own belongings in the home, so avoid using bright colours and too many quickly personal belongings.
2. Keep Your Lawn Green: Get your lawn in shape. A patchy lawn takes away from the home’s kerbside appeal.
3. Add insulation to save energy: The most inexpensive way to increase your home’s energy is to add insulation, which can reduce heating and cooling costs by more than 25%.
4. Update kitchen appliances: The kitchen is often the room that buyers gravitate towards first, and an updated kitchen can help sell your home. You don’t have to remodel your kitchen to give it a new look. Updating your appliances to the current standard and replacing cabinet doors and hardware can make a big impact at a relatively low cost.
5. Update bathroom fixtures: A little change can go a long way when it comes to the look of your bathroom. Updating simple fixtures such as your sink and faucet can give any outdated bathroom style.
6. Build a fence: If you’re trying to sell a house, the appearance of a fence adds value to the home overall. Buyers with children or pets will appreciate the privacy and security of an enclosed garden.
7. Repair the gutter: Ensuring that your gutter is clean is crucial in protecting your home against water damage. It also rains (a lot!) in England. Bringing people to view the property while water is pouring down from the gutter doesn’t create the best of impressions.
8. Light up the outside: An easy and inexpensive way to increase your home’s outdoor space is to add lighting. It makes it more appealing and external storage areas easier to access.
9. Store and organise: Ample storage space is a plus, especially when it comes to garages and cupboards. Clear out any old items you may have stored to create the appearance of more space.
10. Clear out the loft and consider adding some boarding/flooring for storage: Rather than adding an additional room, it is more cost-efficient to make use of the space in the loft. Properties with smaller sized bedrooms can benefit as there is less need for space if you can store things in the loft.