Easy ways to get your house ready for sale – top tips for decluttering, depersonalising and staging your home to sell!
Get your home ready to sell
Leading up to putting your house on the market is usually a manic six weeks of ‘getting the house ready to sell’ preparation. There’s so much to think about when marketing your home and a few weeks of hard work is likely to pay off when it comes to achieving your asking price quickly.
Declutter your home ready to sell
A good decluttering session is fab. Not only will your house look cleaner and more spacious but it’s less to pack and take on to your new place.
Depersonalise your home before selling
You may love your style but strong themes and colours and bold statements can put off potential buyers. If you really want to move – depersonalise the space and opt for a neutral scheme.
Get DIY jobs done at home before marketing your home
Get all the little jobs you’ve been putting off done. Fix the dripping tap, straighten up fixtures and fittings, mend the door knob. Take a look around your home and make a list of little jobs and get them done. Ignored DIY jobs can signal warning signs to potential buyers.
Decorating your home ready to sell
A fresh coat of paint brightens up any tired spaces and makes them look cleaner. Freshly painted rooms give buyers the impression they can just move in and live. Weigh up the costs versus the gains when it comes to replacing any flooring. I’d be tempted to clean carpets and only replace if it’s a big sticking point preventing potential buyers putting in offers.
Cleaning your home ready to sell it
Seriously a house for sale can never be too clean! Make cleaning your hobby, make your home sparkle from the outside in. Shine windows, polish surfaces, vacuum and mop everyday. And when it comes to the kitchen and bathroom be sure they’re immaculate when viewers come. Get the windows open wide everyday and have your house smelling fresh! Don’t forget to neaten up your cupboards, potential buyers love a good snoop!
How to increase your curb appeal
Get some curb appeal. Give the front door and gate a lick of paint, shine your knocker. Tidy the garden, weed and tame any madly overgrown areas. Sweep paths and steps and think about planting up a few nice window boxes or pots for added curb appeal.
Home organisation tips to try…
- How to declutter when you don’t know where to start
- Four steps to organise kitchen cupboards
- 8 brilliant ways to organise kids bedrooms