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Tips for Preparing your Home for Sale

Tips for Preparing your Home for Sale

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While it may be true that selling your home can be one of the more stressful exercises in life, the whole process can be made far easier if you follow a few simple but effective steps. Let’s face it, most homes are bought and sold on face value so it isn’t exactly rocket science. But you’d be surprised at how many vendors forget to realise that just because they love their home, not everyone else will.

In fact, selling a home is really a chain of events which must all work together, from choosing a conveyancing solicitor to making the best of the appearance of the property. So let’s take a look at some of these proven tips that will help you seal the deal earlier, and may even add a few extra pounds to your pot at the end of the day.

Colour matters

Although you may have done this just last year, adding a coat of fresh paint will certainly enhance your chances of selling your home. Just remember to stick to the neutral shades when buying your paint, and aim for as much light as possible. This will give the impression that your home is actually more spacious than it really is, and that extra light will work wonders when your potential buyers first arrive to check your home out. They’ll have less work to do when they move in, and this really can make the difference when comparing potential options.

Clean and functional

If you have any broken fixtures and fittings in your home, either replace or fix them before placing it on the market. Something as small as a broken lampshade could turn off your prospective buyers in seconds. Just a few quick and easy repairs are all that is needed to sway the deal in your favour. You should also ensure that your home is as clean as it has ever been. This will indicate to your viewers that you take pride in your home, and it will fill them with confidence that yours is a wise choice compared to other homes on the market. While you are at it, give the garden a real seeing to, and get rid of any loose cuttings and debris that may be cluttering up your exterior space.

Kitchen issues

They say that the kitchen is the most important room in the home, so why take the risk of losing a potential buyer? By updating old and tacky cupboards and countertops, you are maximising the potential of this valuable room. You might want to upgrade your existing white goods while you are at it, because a small investment can go a long way to making your home the one that they all want. Just remember not to spend too much, because nothing is set in stone and you could end up with a bill that simply doesn’t make any sense. Leave some fruit in a bowl in the kitchen, and hide any bulky appliances before they show up.

By following these tips, you should be able to get a good price for your home even faster than you thought.

Lyle V. Hensley

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