Are you thinking about putting your house on the market? Or, have recently launched your property on to the market? You are probably thinking about the best way to present your property for both marketing photographs and viewings. It only takes a few small changes to go a long way towards making a good first impression for your buyers.
Make something delicious!
We all love the smell of bread baking in the oven and coffee brewing in the kitchen. It will make your viewer feel welcome, familiar and at home!
Simplify Your Décor
You may love your bright red walls or rooms and furniture with your stamp firmly on it.
But, a viewer may not. Try and make your decoration as neutral as possible. It will help viewers imagine themselves in your space as well as making it look as easy as possible to move into your property without thinking they have a lot of work to do first.
A Fresh Lick of Paint
Most houses gain a few knocks and scrapes on the walls from time to time - and, a buyer may notice these more than you do. A quick freshen up of the most lived-in rooms such as entrance halls, kitchens and living rooms, can make the world of difference. Remember to keep it bright and neutral.
Decorate with Flowers
Flowers add a beautiful scent as well as a bit of colour to a room!
Clean, Clean, Clean!
Clean, clean, clean to make your property look spotless! Remove bad smells such as bins, pet food and cigarettes because they may put people off. Also, pay attention to limescale and grouting in the bathroom. These are cleaning jobs that nobody wants to inherit when considering buying a house!
Remove Pet Bowls and Beds … And Your Pets!
Our pets and all their things can take up a lot of room and can sometimes make your property look a bit cluttered. Not everyone is an animal lover so we would always advise pets and their things are absent when viewings are booked in. You want people to be distracted with thoughts of living in your home not scrubbing it clean!
Get Rid of Nic Naks & Remove Bulky Furniture
Bulky furniture and a few too many worktop appliances and ornaments may make a room look too cluttered and small. Open up your rooms by removing the bulkiness. It will help buyers imagine their furniture in their too!
Make it Light & Airy!
Replace lightbulbs, add lamps where you can, clean windows and make sure they are ajar. This will make your property look bright and light! If something is broken – fix it! If a viewer notices that something is broken then it may plant a seed of doubt or worry in their mind about other things.
Draw Attention to Your Property's Features
If your property has appealing features such as a window over-looking your garden or period features such as fireplaces and bay windows. Make sure you define your spaces by drawing the viewers' eye! Try moving away any furniture or ornaments that may be blocking the features. Make sure every room/space illustrates a purpose – if you have a spare room not doing much or full of boxes, put it in the loft and dress it as a guest bedroom or a useful office instead.
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