Just Property

25 January 2023 | Advice, Sellers

Preparing Your Home for the Market

A lot goes into selling your home - paperwork, processes, and negotiations. But preparing your home for the market is the starting point of the process. You want your home to sell itself on first impression because the first impression is the lasting impression. 

Here are seven impactful ways to prepare your home for the market:

  1. Curb Appeal

The first impression of a home starts here and what it comes down to is a little TLC. Improving curb appeal doesn't have to break the bank. Cleaning your garden of litter and clutter, removing weeds, cutting the grass, and rolling up the garden hose makes a big difference. Although these changes might seem small, they go a long way!

  1. Quick and Obvious Repairs

Tying in with the first point - a bit of TLC will influence a prospective buyer's impression. Things like loose tiles, damaged floorings like wood or carpets and broken door handles could be enough to put off a keen buyer. Prospective buyers will be more interested in your property if they don’t see a long list of repairs unfolding as they walk through it.

  1. Declutter and Clean

When prospective buyers view a property, there's a natural standard for the house to be clean and tidy. That means clearing any clutter, such as toys and tools, and cleaning up any dishes, clothing, etc. around the house.

  1. Fill In The Gaps

With a little bit of décor, you can brighten up a lifeless room. Showcase the best rooms in the house with a few pictures, plants or candles to finish a room and make it feel loved. Emotions are essential when selling a home, so pay attention to the details that could make prospective buyers feel good in a space. 

  1. Light Up The Room

Lighting helps to brighten rooms and make them appear bigger and more inviting. But lighting isn't limited to turning on a few lights but also opening curtains and windows. Remember to wash your windows on the inside and outside. You can use a water and vinegar mix or even a window cleaner, and to ensure you don't have any streaks on your windows, make sure to wipe them dry in circular motions.

  1. Smelling Good

With your home clean, it's time to make sure it smells good, too, because if it doesn't smell good, it could be enough to turn someone off. Wash any stuffy-smelling linen, clean your drains and air out your home of any stale cooking or cigarette smoke smells. Go the extra mile and welcome prospective buyers with smells like freshly brewed coffee or even baked goods.

  1. Depersonalising

When it comes to depersonalising your home, it's anything from packing away family photos and awards to removing more sensitive items like political and religious items. It's nothing personal; it's a precautionary measure. Create a canvas for people to imagine themselves living there.

Preparing your home for the market doesn't have to break the bank or be complicated. With these seven tips, you can easily catch the eye of many buyers!

Want more tried and tested ways to make buyers fall in love with your property and pay more for it? Click HERE.

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