From the moment your home is put on the market, potential purchasers will be driving by to look at it, and attending open for inspections to view inside.Do a complete spring clean, removing all junk from your houseA fresh coat of paint can make a big difference. Choosing light colours can help brighten up dingy roomsMake sure all the fixtures and fittings are in good working order, and cleanEnsure doors and windows open and shut with easePolish your wooden and tiled floors and have your carpets professionally cleanedMake sure your bathroom, laundry and kitchen and spotlessRepair your heating, air-conditioning and plumbing if necessaryYou want to give the impression of a healthy, luxuriant, colourful garden, so consider planting some flowers and ensure the whole garden is generously wateredMake sure your driveways and paths are sweptThoroughly clean the outside of the house, including its guttering and windowsClean up your garage and garden shed
It is therefore essential that you get your property looking as attractive as possible.
Renovating can be a great way to add value to your property, but also consider these tips when preparing your home:
Have you cleaned up everywhere? Don’t forget inside cupboards, under beds and so onA few finishing touches to the garden can also make a difference, so rake up those fallen leaves and branchesLet in as much light as possible, by opening all curtains and blindsMake sure your home feels comfortable; heat the rooms if it’s cold, if it’s hot, put the air-conditioning onPut out flowers in vases, particularly near the front door where first impressions are madeA home which smells beautiful will seem much more attractive to buyers, so ensure your property is properly aired
On the day of inspection, consider the following tips:
Here are some handy tips before leaving your property:Make sure if you are moving into a new home, the agent has provided you with all the keysDiscontinue all utilities, including the electricity, water, gas and telephoneRedirect your mail to your new addressAdvise all who need to know of your change of address, such as banks, the tax office and your child’s schoolCancel your deliveries, such as milk and newspapers, etc