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Wondering about how to get your house ready to sell?
With long summer nights, garden parties and summer BBQs just around the corner – it should come as no surprise that the summer months also bring plenty of house buyers eager to find their dream homes.
In fact, we’d go as far as to say that the upcoming season is primed for house hunting.
Thanks to the longer days, more potential buyers are more inclined to spend their evenings viewing properties and preparing to move. This makes May the perfect time to begin getting your property ready for sale…
With that said, we’ve collated our top advice to help you get your house ready to sell.
Let’s dive in…
If you’re not familiar with the term ‘curb appeal’ – it’s time to take notes. The phrase refers to how attractive your property and its surroundings are when viewed from the street.
If you can manage to leave a great first impression on potential buyers as they drive by your property or approach it – you’re much more likely to generate more interest and potentially command a higher selling price.
Elements that typically increase curb appeal include:
In essence, boosting your home’s curb appeal is about highlighting its best features and creating an inviting exterior that draws buyers in.
Next up, now is the perfect time to walk through your house and give it a thorough inspection. This should include checking the roof for any leaks, ensuring the plumbing works correctly and making sure that all electrical systems are safe and functional. If anything needs repairing – you’ve got time to arrange for repairs and get on top of the problem.
Some things to be mindful of are:
It’s much more beneficial to address these issues now, than before potential buyers begin touring your home. It may seem obvious, but, a problem-free property is much more of an inviting prospect than a home riddled with needed repairs!
Finally, we’ve all heard the old trope that the smell of freshly baked bread will entice your house viewers and lure them into making an offer. But whilst it might sound laughable to go such extremes, it can really pay off to do a little bit of prep before viewings.
Areas to focus on are as follows:
And while you’re at it, don’t underestimate the power of natural light and a fresh atmosphere. During the summer months, it’s nice to have curtains, blinds and windows open if possible. This not only makes each room feel more spacious, but it also gives your home a bright and inviting feel to it.
And there you have it, our comprehensive guide to preparing your home for a successful summer sale. Remember, the property market is always particularly busy during this season, so now is the perfect time to be making those first steps towards putting your home on the market.
If you’ve got any questions or are curious about what to do next, give our friendly team a ring on 01617 644440 or contact us here!