09 May Top Tips to Selling Your Property This Spring
With Spring upon us, now is the perfect time start getting your property ready for sale if you’re thinking of moving home.
If you are preparing to get your property ready to market this Spring, with a little preparation and the right advice, selling your home doesn’t need to be a stressful experience. Have a look at our top tips to ensure you’re well placed to get the best possible price for your home.
Tidy Indoors and De-clutter
Your home can instantly become far more attractive to potential buyers by simply having a good clear out prior to it going on the market. If you have a large number of items un-used on a regular basis, consider boxing them up and moving it into short term storage. Likewise, if you have any clothes, furniture or unwanted household items that you no longer require, consider selling them on eBay or donate them to charity.
When you’re giving the property a deep clean, ensure you pay great attention to areas that could catch a potential buyers eye, such as blinds, window sills, kitchen appliances, light switches and door handles. Move around any long standing furniture and hoover underneath it to give everything a fresh look.
Fresh Lick of Paint
You know when you walk into a room that’s freshly painted, it gives off a lovely feeling of clean, fresh and newness? Well imagine yourself in the head of your viewers entering your property for the first time. They will be trying to picture their own furniture in the property and by ensuring it is painted in neutral colors that are fresh and bright, it will increase your chances of selling. Light and neutral tones will also increase the perception of space so rooms appear bigger, allowing viewers to perceive how they could inject some of their own personality into the property
Give the Flooring a Deep Clean
Completely re-flooring a new property can be expensive, especially if you’re a first tine home buyer and don’t have spare cash. Give all flooring a good vacuum and make sure all skirting boards and cupboards are done too. Give all the skirting’s and facings a wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any dirty marks.
If there any marks or stains on any of the carpets, hire or borrow a carpet cleaning machine to give is a good wash. Even with older carpets, its amazing how fresh they can look once they have had a good clean.
Viewers should be able to walk around the property freely without having to avoid any obstacles, such as sofas with their backs facing into the room. Try to use what space there is available to ensure rooms look spacious and uncluttered.
Prepare & Tidy up the Garden
First impressions count, and your garden will be one of the first things that a potential buyer will see as they approach the front of your property. Move wheelie bins and recycling boxes out of sight and clear up any leaves or garden waste that could be lingering from winter, especially after some of the high winds we’ve had over the past few months.
If you have any old or unwanted garden furniture, now is the time to dismantle it and take it to your local tip. If you have a lawn, give it a cut if the weather has been dry enough and remove any moss or weeds.
If you are struggling to get any of these things above, hire a gardener or handy man a few hours prior to your property being valued and especially before your photographer comes around. If you don’t have a lawn, you could consider getting some spring flowers such as daffodils or tulips and place them in a pretty planter at the front of the property to brighten up the outside of the property.
Remember, you don’t get a second chance to make that great first impression, so by maximising your property’s kerb appeal, it will land you with a higher chance of someone falling in love with your home.
The first step in selling a property in Scotland is to arrange a Home Report. To arrange your Home Report or if you need any expert advice on how to present your property for selling, do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0131 608 0175