Before selling your home, there are a few things you need to do to ensure that everything goes smoothly and increase your chances of a quick sale. Read on to discover more.
De-clutter: This doesn’t mean move your clutter elsewhere!
De-cluttering is one of the main pieces of advice preached by all good home stagers, estate agents and such like! No one is going to be attracted to a home that is covered in unnecessary items. But, when you move your clutter, where do you put it?
A lot of people simply shove it to the back of their closet or in a storage cupboard. Big mistake! Why? Well, the buyer is going to want to see inside of these! They want to see how much space they are going to have for their own stuff.
So you have two choices – keep or get rid! If you want to keep the items you will need to store them outside of your property. If there are just a few boxes worth stick them in your car. If not, ask a neighbour or friend if they could lend a helping hand, or worst case scenario is paying to rent some storage space.
But let’s face it – now could be the perfect time to get rid of some of these unnecessary items! If you want to make a little bit of extra cash why not host a car boot sale or sell them on eBay? If not, charity shops will always welcome any spare items you have to give them.
Make necessary repairs
Think you can simply paint over any damp spots? Think again! You need to fix all problems before someone views your home. If they are not unearthed during the viewing, they will be during the property survey, and this could destroy your chances of a sale.
Plumbing issues, like low pressure and blocked drains, are commonly unearthed during the viewing. Expect potential buyers to turn on the taps, shower, and such like. Professional companies like Drain Boss can give your property the once-over before it is put on the market to make sure you do not end up with egg on your face.
Create better flow
Viewers will be more attracted to your home if it has a better flow! But, just how do you achieve this? The easiest way to do so is to start with the floor. Joining two rooms together by the floor is a great way to achieve a flow. This is especially the case when it comes to rooms such as the dining room and kitchen. Vinyl tiles provide the best option for those that are on a budget.
It is not all about creating a flow from one room to another; you need to ensure there is a nice flow in each room itself. One of the most effective ways to do this is to get rid of any corners in the room. For instance, you should replace rectangular or square coffee tables with round ones. This is effective because it creates a spinoff effect that adds flow, whilst also ensuring there is more room to manoeuvre.
You should also make sure all of your entryways are clear. A clear and smooth entry generates a good flow of energy throughout your home. You can also create flow through your use of colour and by adding a mirror to the room, as this makes the space brighter and opens it up.
So there you have it: three important things to do before selling your home!