Selling Tips  

To sell your home in today's market place follow these few simple tips

  • Selling TipsYour front door is the centrepiece of your kerb appeal so repaint it in a tasteful colour.  Update the outside lights and put potted plants on either side of the door and check fences are in good condition.
  • The entrance hall creates a first impression ... make sure it's the right impression.  Paint it in a neutral colour, remove any bulky furniture, upgrade the lighting and if you feel you need colour add it with accessories and a rug.
  • The wrong lighting can make your home feel dark and drab so install brighten modern lights, to make your home seem sunny, cheerful and up to date, in the winter have the  lights on when there is a viewing.
  • Spruce up and de-clutter, Make your home attractive to a buyer needed mean an expensive decor overhaul.  Chances are it won' t be to the buyers taste anyway and will be replaced as soon as they move in.  But you should freshen up rooms with a neutral lick of paint in warm tones.  
  • In a vacant property, always leave some furniture behind for that lived in feel.
  • Make sure your rooms are clutter free and as light and airy as possible.  A mirror hung in the hall can give the illusion of space and a few vases of flowers, plants and a fruit bowl can freshen up the house and scented candles.
  • A kitchen is a big selling point, so make sure all the worktops are clear and that it smells fresh and clean.  If you have pets, ask a relative or a friend to look after them while viewings are taking place.  While you love your furry friend, chances are your buyer won't or may be allergic.  Remove all pet bowls, baskets and (most important) litter trays
  • Chances are the buyer will be nit-picking as they will be looking at a number of properties and weighing everything up.  So get around now to those annoying little maintenance jobs such as a long overdue light bulb change, install new faucets, mirrors and doorknobs if they are dated.
  • Gardens or any outside space can be another great selling point - but an overgrown jungle could see your buyer running a mile.  Not only will the space look smaller and 'forgotten about'.  Make your garden look like a great place for entertaining.  If need be, buy inexpensive garden furniture, potted plants and install some outdoor lighting to tie it all together.
  • Lastly buyers expect to see an immaculate home with no signs of dirt. Remove last night's takeaway from the worktops and do the washing up! Potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in "your" space, your perfectly clean home.

You'll be surprised how big an impression these small updates can make.  Follow these small steps to help maximise your property's potential that will allow you to achieve a faster sale and the best possible market price for your home.

Selling Tips

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