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Preparing Your Home For Sale

When selling a home the property viewing is one of the most important aspects of the sale and a great deal of importance should be put on getting your property in shipshape for viewings. First impressions are so vital when staging your property, because a buyer will unconsciously make an instant decision on whether they like the home. A good to way to approach the situation is to put yourself in the shoes of a buyer and not as the homeowner, thinking how they would like to see and explore the property. Some of these tips are easy and take two minutes, others could take longer.  However it will be worth doing as viewers will not find flaws in the property and will be more likely to proceed forward.

*Finish off any of the DIY jobs that are unfinished, whether it may be completing the painting or fixing a kitchen drawer. Although some buyers revel in the challenge of fixing up a property, a vast number appreciate a finished home, and tying up any loose DIY ends will ease their reservations.

*A cluttered home is a messy home and this is a no no for potential buyers. Ensure that everything is stored away in a tidy fashion; viewers do not enjoy  having to navigate their way through a property obstacle course.

*Let in the light, having a well-lit house is always going to be a huge benefit, few people want to look around a dark and gloomy residence. Natural light will always be first choice, but if the weather is not good, use artificial lighting to help brighten spaces.

*Making sure you have finished off last night’s dirty dishes may seem like another bit of obvious advice, but guaranteeing that the home is clean and tidy can only work in your favor. Any pots and pans, plates, glasses or cups need to be stored away neatly to keep the home looking orderly and well-dressed.


*The exterior of a home is an easy thing to overlook, but carries a huge amount of of importance for buyers. Starting the lawn mower, cutting the hedge, pressure washing the patio and weeding the flower beds could make all the difference between the viewer putting in an offer and not.

Tom Cator