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6 Top Tips on Getting Your House Ready to Sell

27th April 2019

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Moving home can be one of the most stressful periods of your life. That’s why it is essential to ensure you get the maximum price for your property.

Below are our 6 best tips that will not only help you declutter and get rid of any unnecessary items, but could potentially help you to sell your home faster and for more money…

1. Declutter

Clearing out clutter from your home is essential. The ‘lived-in’ look is not as endearing as you might think. That’s not to say the house should be bare, but a cleaner and less cluttered look will give the right impression and leave buyers with that important sense that they could live there.

Check out our recent guide on how to declutter your home – Marie Kondo style.

2. Maximise space

Swap out bulky furniture that makes the room feel small. Replace the bulky items that cut room space with smaller ones that allow the room to look larger and more inviting. A potential compromise could be to store your cherished bulkier items in a self storage facility until you are ready to move.

3. A lick of neutral paint will go a long way

The universal truth of selling a home is neutral colours. An easy-going shade can help to act as a blank canvass whilst still giving the house a welcoming vibe.

4. Tackle that snag list

Potential buyers will have enough on their minds without the added hassle of having to make minor repairs to a property after they’ve bought it and moved in. Cracked tiles, broken doorknobs, faulty light switches… all these little annoyances can have a real effect on the overall perception and value of a property.

5. Tidy the garden

A garden that offers peace, tranquillity and Zen does not feature overgrown weeds and bushes, old crisp packets and a rusted old lawn mower. You don’t exactly have to be an Alan Titchmarsh to tidy the garden in order to show the potential of the home’s outdoor space – just a bit of work can make a big difference.

6. Ensure you have the right smells

Often overlooked is the aspect of a property’s smell. Of course everyone should keep their home clean and tidy, but when it comes to selling a property, inviting smells can make a world of difference. Brew some coffee, keep fresh fruit in a bowl in the living room… it may sound overzealous, but these little touches can make a real impact on potential buyers at a subconscious level.

Looking for storage? Easystore offers self storage solutions in Cardiff and Bridgend, South Wales. If you’re interested in finding out more or getting a quote then why not contact us or use our online quote form?

Author: Brendan

Brendan is the owner of Easystore Self Storage.

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