Looking to sell? It takes 60 seconds for a buyer to make their mind up to purchase a property so getting the right first impression is crucial.
Now’s the time to show your house some love to get maximum returns.
1. First impressions count.
Don’t put potential buyers off with grubby windows with cracked paint, or a front door which has seen better days. Re-paint, and fix any obvious damage. Invest in some attractive planters to give the futon of your home a facelift.
Presenting your home in the best possible light often simply means hiding away the clutter. It’s worth storing away larger items of furniture to make the space appear bigger and removing family photos and memorabilia to make the house appear more neutral to a range of buyers.
3. Consider home-staging
This can really help prospective buyers imagine themselves living in your home – encouraging them to make an emotional attachment which will help to clinch the sale.
Professionals can help present your home in its most attractive state.
They can advise on where to put your furniture; hang pictures; use more flattering lighting; some fresh paint, rugs or cushion covers. Small, well thought out changes can have a huge impact.
Rightmove statistics reveal that a staged home will sell for 8% more than a non-staged one. This is another £40,000 on a house valued at £500,000
4. Quick and affordable improvements
Short on time or funds? Try the below.
- Paint exterior woodwork.
- Tidy and organise the garden space
- Repair, paint or re-carpet stairs and broken balustrades
- Add new light fittings.
- Repaint tired rooms.
- Tackle any damp issues.
- Add storage.
5. Spruce up the most used room in the house
Kitchens sell houses so it’s worth updating yours. Rip out tired old units, invest in good quality worktops, carefully choose paint colours to maximise light and interest, don’t forget plenty of storage. Make sure there is seamless access between the three power points of the kitchen; the sink, fridge and cooker.
Make the right impression. Book your free home staging consultation for new clients today.