I often see houses that could potentially achieve much greater sales results with some extra effort put into
Buyers will pay more for a property that looks and feels clean, fresh, well maintained and ready to enjoy. With the help of some experts, I have put together my top tips for styling your property to achieve maximum results at sale time.
Tip 1. Be sensible about what you need to do.
Take a step back and look at the property from a buyer’s point of view. Ask yourself is it too loud, oppressive, dark or cluttered?
it’s important to remove emotion from this process.
It’s business. You need to put aside your emotional attachment to your home and the things in it and consider what you can do to attract the highest sale price.
Tip 2. Pack away almost all personal items.
Clean up in a big way!
Pack up your personal items and put them in storage, it will cost a little bit but will pay off at sale. This tip is the most important.
You need to create a clean and bare home that potential buyers could imagine moving into. Styling through a professional can help.
Tip 3. Repaint.
Repainting is really, really, really worth it.
Create a blank canvas in a very neutral colour. You can add pops of colour through artworks and cushions instead of feature walls that might not be everyones taste.
Tip 4. Put your pets away.
Arrange for a family member to take care of your pets while your home is on the market or put them in a kennel for that time
You don’t want pet hair, or the smell of pets, to turn buyers off.
Tip 5. Invest in carpet cleaning.
It doesn’t cost much and will instantly freshen up your home. If you’ve had pets, this is an absolute must.
Tip 6. Let in the light.
Make your home as light as possible by pulling up the blinds and turning all the lamps on. This tip will help create a warm feel.
Tip 7. Change your letterbox.
When people come to inspect your house, they’ll be driving down your street looking for your number which is most likely on your letterbox.
It will be the first impression most of your potential buyers will have of your property so make it a good one.
Tip 8. Remulch your garden.
Again, this front garden will be one of the first impressions people have of your property.
From the real estate styling experts, there you have 8 quick fixes to get your home sale ready. We hope you find them useful and would love to know any other quick fixes you have – post them in the comments below!