First impressions really count, as most buyers form an opinion within the first 15 seconds on entering a property. Here are some recommendations to maximise the selling potential of your home:
Place greater emphasis on any unusual or period features
Sensitively repair or remove any broken or tired looking furniture, fixtures and fittings
Clean and tidy every room
Stage key rooms, use props to show how you could best utilise the area to help buyers visualise themselves living there
Pets can be a turn off for some buyers, so it is a good idea to remove pet hair, their beds and odours from the house
Unpleasant or strong smells have a negative effect on people; avoid cooking before viewings and it maybe advisable to smoke outside
The exterior of your home is the first view buyers have of your property; a freshly cut lawn your, tidy garden, well kept plants and an inviting entrance will definitely impress and set the level for the rest of the property - plus your photos will look great.
It sounds simple, but decorating your home in neutral colours, provides a blank canvass for buyers
Loud, vibrant colours may be to your taste but to others can be oppressive. Lighter colours reflect more sunlight making rooms feel airy and spacious.
Remove excess clutter and unnecessary personal items from the floor, shelves and work surfaces.
Try to arrange viewings when children are at school; too many people in a house can make it appear small and crowded.
Using props and furnishings such as candles, flowers and paintings, to stage rooms will help to show them off to their best potential.
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