A few small things can create a big negative effect on a buyer.
Less is definitely more when it comes to preparing your house for sale. Counter tops, windowsills, tables, and even drawers and cupboards should be kept tidy, with contents to a minimum, giving the impression of space.
Personal item, family photos and bold artwork can make your home less appealing to the general public. Remove them to create a blank canvas for potential buyers.
It's a good idea to put treasured possessions and valuables out of sight, either locked up, packed away or stored elsewhere. We all like to think the best of people, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
Remove any 'bold' wall colours and instead choose light paint to help create that 'blank canvas' we mentioned earlier. Touch up scratches and scuffs on walls and doors, it makes your home look well cared-for.
Unpleasant or strange odours can put buyers off, but you might not notice them in your own home. Invite a trusted third party try to detect any pet smells, damp or lingering food aromas. “Masking techniques” such as candles or plug-in room deodorisers can help, but consider deep cleaning of plug holes, rugs etc.
You should aim for your property to look spotless. Take special care with kitchens and bathrooms, making sure the surfaces, tiles, shower, and floors are clean and shiny.
Buyers judge a book by its cover. Make sure the first exterior view of your home entices buyers to see more. Ensure walls, doors and windows are in good condition. Clean your windows. Tidy garden areas to show your home is well maintained throughout.
Gather all documentation relating to your property. Your lawyer will assist you in acquiring any further paperwork you need.
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