The saying goes that there’s never a second chance to make a first impression, and that is certainly true of selling a house. As the front garden or street outside are the first thing a buyer will see you need to ensure it’s in tip top condition. Don’t forget to tidy inside the house too. Clutter inn room is a real turn off for buyers.
The garden lawn showed be mowed, the front door should be clean and the whole area should be free of rubbish. Buyers will presume that if the garden is uncared for, the inside of the property is the same. Not a great first impression.
A house should smell fresh and odourless less. If there are pets or smokers living in the house then the natural odours they produce are unappealing to some people. You can combat these by opening windows and using cleaning products to freshen up the house.
Clear the room of as many personal items as possible. Buyers like to imagine their own objects in a house, so having a huge photo off your family over the fireplace won’t be the blank canvas they are looking for. Using plain colours like cream or mauve will not only make a room look bigger, but help give the illusion of a blank canvas. It is ok to give every room in the house a function, like turning a junk room into a study or a loft into another bedroom.
Try and finish any repairs that need to be done to the house before any buyers come round. If there are lots of major repairs to be more, some buyers will see your property as an investment and a development opportunity. Ask a builder or architect to create some drawings of what the finished work will look like, to help buyers picture what the completed house will look like.
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