Preparing your home for sale

Cleaning

Cleaning your house can really add to your home’s value, as well as the buyers first impressions. Clean everywhere - from the carpets, to the places that often go untouched. The end result will be worth it, giving away the impression of a very well kept home. If you don't have time to clean from top to bottom, local services can be quite cheap and well worth the cost.

Clutter removal

Less is definitely more when it comes to selling your home. Potential buyers want to be able to see what the home is like without the distraction of a lot of furniture.
This is a great time to get rid of things you don't need. Contact your local council, who may be able to collect large items for you. An alternative if you just want to hide your furniture, is renting a storage space. They are inexpensive, and can be used to store excess furniture and other larger objects. With your home a little clearer, you can organise it more to appeal to your buyers.

Home damage and DIY

Many homeowners will discover that there are a few areas where they can improve their property. Perhaps there is a small DIY list you have been putting off for a while? It is time to get to it, and sort those little jobs now.

These could be the smallest of jobs, such as replacing a light bulb, but can make a big difference. If you have any large repairs on your home that need fixing - such as broken roof tiles or a leak - it is very advisable to get them fixed straight away. They could de-value your home, and will not impress buyers in the slightest.

Painting

A fresh coat of paint can make a room look brand new. Try to stick to light colours like whites and creams, and stay away from darker colours such as blacks and browns.