In our experience, a few small cosmetic improvements can have a big impact on the way buyers react to your home. As well as potentially getting more money, a little effort can make all the difference in terms of attracting buyers – particularly in a very competitive market, or if you need to sell quickly.
So here are some top tips that we here at Squire Estates think you may find useful…
Research shows that those arriving at a property to view it will have made their decision within 15 seconds so first impressions really count!
Let there be light – it’s one of the main assets when selling any property.
1. Emphasise natural light where possible by:
2. Create an inviting look by:
Try and keep rooms throughout the property well-ventilated while avoiding air-fresheners.
It’s particularly important in bathrooms, basement flats and vacant properties.
When selling a property, it is vital to clean it regularly. It only takes a short time for dust and dirt to collect on surfaces and window-sills.
Keeping your property tidy and clutter free is very important when selling. Experts say that if you remove approximately a third of your belongings from a property (particularly large items such as unnecessary armchairs and chests of drawers) then your home will appear larger inside and be more appealing to buyers.
If your house is vacant, it’s a good idea to leave some furniture in it for viewings to show how the property can be lived in.
You can increase your property’s appeal and sell it faster by keeping it warm in winter and cool in summer. Light a fire if you have one and if your property is empty, set the heating so it comes on at regular intervals during winter.
A little tidiness goes a long way in the garden of a property. Keep hedges trimmed and lawns mown. A well-stocked garden has more appeal than one with few plants.
For more information on preparing your property for sale or rental contact [email protected] or call us on 01442 233533.