In life, we face many big decisions, including what to do when it comes to property. Houses are a huge financial investment, so when it comes to selling one, you want to maximise your potential profit. Although you may love your home, you might have decided that it’s time to move on. Perhaps you want to move to a new location, need something bigger, or want to downsize now that you don’t need so much space.
Now that you’re selling it, you want to ensure that you make as much money on it as possible. So, when it comes to putting your property on the market, how you can prepare your home?
Ensure that any damages are repaired
If you’ve been meaning to fix the leaky faucet in the bathroom, replace the cracked tile in the kitchen or find out just why that bedroom cupboard won’t shut properly, now is the time to do it. When people come to view your house, they will remember the things that weren’t quite right – which could put them off the house altogether. Ensure that you don’t lose a potential sale on your house over damages that you could repair yourself easily, and quickly!
Keep it spotless
Would there be anything worse than potential buyers entering your house and seeing that it’s untidy? To ensure that your home is in tip-top condition for its viewings, leave no stone unturned when it comes to cleaning! From dusting the shelves and washing the windows, to wiping the hob and changing the bed sheets, make sure that you are on top of your cleaning before allowing anyone in. Choose to use beautifully-scented cleaning products and you’ll also be helping to ensure that the place smells as good as it looks.
Organise your storage cupboards and drawers
No matter whether your house boasts beautiful double wardrobes or extremely convenient built-in storage units, it’s important to utilise these spaces effectively when you have potential buyers coming to view your house. Buyers will be interested in how much storage space there is, and will more than likely want to look inside cupboards and cabinets. By showing them that you pay attention to everything through to the finest details – such as keeping the cutlery drawer tidy – you’ll be showing them how well the house has been looked after since you bought it.
Help your potential buyers to picture themselves living in the house by creating a clean, light, tidy and welcoming environment. By following the above tips, you’ll be helping to ensure that you receive better offers, and you never know, you might be able to sell it a lot quicker!