‘How to best present your house for sale, with minimal outlay’
So you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home and are looking to place it on the open market, but want a few tips on how to show it in its best light without spending a small fortune.
Four things that make the most difference
1. Don’t look at your house as a whole – start by picking a room and sorting your possessions into two piles.
Pile one – things that you can sell, give to charity or throw away
Pile Two – furniture that you don’t need to use immediately and that can be put into storage until you’re sold.
You should now be left with a spacious non cluttered room, now move onto the next room.
2. Freshen up those walls – It’s amazing what a coat or two of paint can do to the feel of your home, keeping the colours neutral will make the rooms look bigger and an accent wall will add the wow factor.
3. Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses – do your kitchen cupboards look dated or worn, if so change the fascia’s and add modern door handles. Do your worktops look worn and need replacing or does the flooring need updating?
Same thing for the bathroom, does it need re-corking or a new lino floor? Is the extractor fan working? If it doesn’t have a window, make sure that you use a high wattage bulb to add maximum light in to the room.
4. Front and rear gardens – imagine yourself pulling up to your front door for the first time, what is your first impressions? Check your fascia’s and soffits, do they need painting or washing down if UPVC? Make sure the lawn is cut and beds weeded. A hanging basket or two will brighten things up. First Impressions really do count.