Having made the decision to sell your home, you will be experiencing the rollercoaster of emotions associated with moving, whether you are upsizing, downsizing or simply relocating.
With that being said, continue reading for some top tips before you place your home on the property market which will hopefully make the process significantly easier and perhaps even more fun.
Update Your Windows
One of the strongest pieces of advice for someone who is hoping to sell their home is to update and upgrade their doors and windows to timberwindows-direct.co.uk, which will not only contribute to a higher value being placed upon the property but will also add an energy efficiency and environmentally friendly element to your home.
Timber windows are also incredibly low maintenance and highly durable, making them the ideal addition to your property ahead of placing it on the market.
Tackle Odd Jobs
You know those little tasks in and around your home that you either have simply never got round to doing or else have never thought of as a priority before?
Now is the time to get them done! From fixing cracks in the skirting board and treating the bathroom to a new coat of paint, to fresh grouting in the kitchen and replacing or updating the cabinet doors, small changes can make a big impact on the finished product.
If you are not a DIY expert (or don’t feel like you have the experience or tools for a job), then you could always contact a local handyman to ask how much it would be for them to spend a morning fixing odd jobs.
The beauty in decluttering lies in the fact that not only will it result in a more aesthetically pleasing experience for potential buyers (as well as estate agents and other independent valuers), but also it stands you in incredibly good stead for when you come to the point of your packing your belongings in preparation for your own move.
Decluttering can often feel like an incredibly tricky and long process and therefore, understandably, a great many people tend to procrastinate and even never get round to making their home aesthetically pleasurable for potential buyers.
Tips for the successful decluttering of a home include:
- Only concentrate on one room at a time
- Remove items straight for the rubbish bin first
- Ensure to triple-wrap fragile and sentimental items
- Pack a box full of essentials such as medications and daily toiletries
- Donate unwanted but brand-new or barely used items to your local charity shop
- Visualize a minimalistic and showroom aesthetic ready for potential buyers
Spend Time Staging Your Home
Once your home is ready to be placed on the property market, one of the last things to do (but simultaneously one of the most important) is to spend quality time staging your home, both for the estate agent’s photographer and your viewings.
One of the most important things to remember when laying out your home ready for viewings is to make every single nook and cranny as clean as humanly possible, with hygiene being even more important to the average buyer now than ever before.