This is a question that I get asked all the time on social media, so I thought it was about time I did a blog on it.
Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do, and a big part of that comes from the process of preparing your property for sale and trying to find a buyer.
Most people will only sell a couple of homes in their lifetime, so it can feel like a minefield knowing where to start with preparing your property for potential buyers to come and view it.
If you’re thinking about moving, or if you’re in the process of trying to find a buyer for your property, my top tips will have your home sale-ready in no time at all!
Start with the simple things
When it comes to preparing your home to put it on the market, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the task ahead. For this reason, when it comes to making a list of the jobs that need to be done, it’s important to break things down into bite-sized pieces and take it one room at a time.
Decluttering is one of the tasks that has the biggest impact on the saleability of your property. A cluttered property is not only aesthetically unattractive to potential buyers, it will also communicate to your viewers that your home to too small for you, which may well then lead to the assumption that it will also be too small for them.
The approach of taking things ‘one room at a time’ should be continued when it comes to deep cleaning your property.
Start by trying to view each room objectively and make a list of the different tasks required. Areas that are often neglected include carpets, upholstery and bathroom grout.
Don’t underestimate the impact of a fresh coat of paint
Although it can be time consuming when there is a seemingly endless list of tasks to complete, a fresh coat of paint throughout the house will have a big impact on the first impression your potential buyers have when they walk through your front door, and will undoubtedly pay off in the process of trying to sell your house.
Engage as many senses as possible
Choosing a new home is not just a practical decision for many people, it has a lot to do with how someone ‘feels’ when they walk into your property. Help attract your perfect buyer by making your property viewings a multi-sensory experience.
Sight is, of course, the most obvious sense when it comes to a property viewing, so it’s important to be intentional about how to want to present your property to potential buyers. Tidy and uncluttered shelves, clean and clear kitchen worktops and fresh flowers will all add to the feeling of a well-loved home.
Sight is not the only important sense when preparing your property for sale, however. Smell will also play a big in role in your potential buyer’s feelings about your property. Make sure your property is well-aired before any viewings, and consider adding diffusers or candles for a homely, yet subtle fragrance.
And if all that feels like a little too much work…
Of course, for many people time is of the essence when it comes to selling a property. So, if you’re in a hurry to find a buyer, you’re worried about how long the house selling process will take and don’t want to miss out on your dream property, or you simply don’t have the time to spare carrying out work to your property before you sell, you may want to consider using a professional home buying company like Quick Move Now. Because a genuine cash home buyer will purchase your property directly, with their own cash, the purchase is guaranteed, hassle-free and can be completed in as little as seven days!