You must present your property in the best possible light. That means present it as you would wish to see it for the very first time. Let’s start at the first thing a potential buyer will see – the front of the house. Is the gate hanging off the hinges? Is the path/driveway covered in weeds?
Does the front door need a lick of paint? Do the windows need cleaning? Whatever the season you’re selling a house, there’s always stuff to do, so get them done! First impressions count; don’t put off your potential buyer before they’ve even got through the front door.
In the living room, make sure the TV is turned off, cushions plumped up, carpet vacuumed, toys and general stuff put away, the room freshly aired and flowers somewhere in the room. The living room, as with all rooms, should be freshly decorated and de-cluttered.
Next move on to the kitchen – the most important room in the house! Get it spotless. All dishes should be cleaned and put away, the table set, and the floor polished. Show that you have pride in your kitchen and that it’s an important room in the house. The smell of coffee or freshly baked bread or cut flowers always works as a treat.
The back yard should also be kept tidy. Make sure all toys and bikes are hidden away in the garage or shed, have the grass freshly cut and all weeds removed, and make sure the garden furniture is clean and well presented. And hide any gnomes!
Back in the house, the master bedroom should show with fresh clean linen and curtains open to give as much light as possible. Do the same with the kids’ rooms and again, hide any clutter, take down all the One Direction posters and make sure the bedrooms don’t have any lingering smells.
Use these simple tips to help you sell your house quicker than your neighbor. Do these and more if you can and you will soon be shaking hands with your buyer.
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