If you are selling your home, you may think that all you have to do is contact an estate agent, put your home and the market and arrange a moving company, but actually getting an offer on your home in the first place requires some effort on your behalf to prepare your home for selling.
Whatever reason you are selling your property, whether it is to upsize or downsize, to move closer to family or because of a work relocation, you will need to make sure your home is up to scratch before letting the first viewers visit the property. The first step is de-cluttering. Not only will this make your home look better but it will make the whole home removals process much more simple. Throw out anything you no longer use or need and if there are any items that are currently surplus to requirements, but you don’t want to get rid of them permanently, put them into storage until a later date. Get a man and van to help with potential removals or furniture moving. You will want more help, so get a friend and another mind to think along with you.
Give your home a deep clean. Nothing puts off potential buyers more than dirt and grime. If your home is sparkling and smells fresh, you will be creating the right impression for viewings. This will also save you time when you finally move out as you won’t have to waste time scrubbing.
Remove personal knick knacks from your living spaces. Potential buyers want to imagine themselves in your home and this is more difficult if your collectibles and photographs are on every surface. Clearing them away will save you time later and will encourage more offers.
Tidy your garden, patio and driveway areas. Kerb appeal is big news and you want to create the right impression from the moment potential buyers arrive on your doorstep. Make sure your front door is clean, the doorbell works and that your lawn and flowerbeds are neat and tidy. Make the exterior of your home as appealing as the interior and maximise your selling potential.
After all the work done on the house, you can see how fast potential buyers will start gathering. Moving companies will seek to advertise, and you can take your pick of buyer. Once you see removal vans, then the deal is made and you can pride yourself in the good work you did on the set up and sale. The first house relocation will be the most anticipated one and you will be thrilled once it happens. This will be the proof of all the hard work you did.