Putting your home on the market involves some tricky decisions, especially if your property still has that ‘lived-in look’. Here are a few ways to improve your chances of a swift and successful sale.
When we want to sell our home we want to do it as quickly as possible, at the best possible price. But spending money on expensive refurbishment and home staging to achieve a sale is not possible or desirable for everyone.
Instead, here are 10 ideas that anybody can try that should help see those eager buyers flocking to your door.
1. Clean out the cupboards
It’s tempting to think that the possessions in your cupboards are ‘out of sight and out of mind’, but Suzanne Roynon, interiors expert at Interiors Therapy, says potential buyers will want to scope out the storage.
“Grubby cupboards, inside or out – especially in the kitchen and bathroom are a top no-no,” she says. “Empty them, pare down the contents, give them a good clean and put back only the items you know you will be using.”
Once cupboards are clean, she recommends folding the linen and towels that you will use as neatly as possible and boxing and labelling anything else that needs to be kept.
“It shows potential buyers you are ready to move,” she explains.
2. Make a photo plan
Taking your own shots to sell your home? Photographer Joshua Wyborn suggests a plan to get the best out of your property.
“I would suggest that you capture two wide-angle shots of the main areas of the property, such as living room and kitchen, one photo of the bathroom, and one to three photos of the back yard if you have one,” he suggests.