Selling your house is noted as one of the most stressful times in our lives – but it doesn’t have to be! We take you through our 3 top tips for selling fast and effectively as well as getting that all elusive asking price.
Make it look neutral
When you are selling your house, too much personality can be off-putting for new potential buyers. Sadly, they don’t want to see your knick-knacks and personal items – they want to visualise themselves living in your property. Make it easy for them – remove all cluttering items such as souvenirs and ornaments, and choose one or two effective, quality pieces which add a feature to the room.
Plants make us happy! When you are selling your house, you want potential buyers to feel calm and comfortable in the space – plants help us do just that. In addition, a lovely, colourful and elegant plant, such as an orchid, helps direct the line of sight away from other focus points. This is particularly effective in a downstairs cloakroom where the main focus is a toilet! Pop a pink orchid on a windowsill or shelf and draw the eyeline away from what you don’t want to focus on.
Touch up the walls and edges
Walls with scuff marks and skirtings with cracks simply don’t look appealing. When you’re selling your house you need it to look its best – and clean walls make it look less tired. Get the paint brush and rollers out and give it a new lease of life with a quick lick of paint. It doesn’t need to be perfect, but it should be brighter and lighter. Remember that the more neutral the colours and feel of the property, the more it’s a blank canvas for those who are looking tom buy.
Put your pets away
Not everyone loves a furry friend, so, if you can, pop your beloved animals over to a friend or neighbour to look after (or take them with you) whilst the house show-round is taking place. Remember that some people are allergic to animals, so do make sure that you give yourself the best opportunity when selling your house by vacuuming thoroughly and giving your carpets a clean to remove all animal hair. Finally, some people really don’t love the smell of animals (no matter how much we might love them), so do open the windows before a visit and refresh areas where your pet resides.
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