The Easter break is an ideal time to de-junk your home of unnecessary clutter and create a tidy and minimalist environment. Invest in storage boxes which can be utilised in a possible move and pack away items you will not need until you are safely nestled in your new home.
Spring is a great time to freshen up your property and adopt neutral or minimalist décor so your home is appealing to a wide range of tastes. You should also tick off any niggling DIY jobs that need addressing in the home.
Maximise natural light
Good lighting is the key to showing a home at its best. One of the best ways to add perceived value to a home is by maximising the feeling of light and space. Consider simplifying window decoration by ditching heavy curtains and opening up with light natural blinds. High-voltage bulbs can also add a bright and cheery feel to your home even on the darkest of days.
Set the scene
Now is the time to ensure the space in your home is obviously utilised and displayed to a potential buyer. Clear out the junk from the spare room and set-up as a dressing or guest room or clear out the utility room. Potential buyers will then see the space at its full potential.
It’s all about the smell
We all become immune to the smells of our own homes – which can be particularly true for pet owners or smokers. Start by airing your property when you’re able to – open windows and clean carpets or curtains.
First impressions count
Buyers tend to make up their minds about a property within 30 seconds, so make sure the front garden is free of weeds and leaves, keep hedges trimmed and paving and pathways swept. Line up bins tidily or, if you have a bin store, use it.
Consider giving the front door a lick of paint if necessary and polish door furniture. A couple of plant pots can really make a home look more loved. If you have off-street parking space, remove your car from it so that prospective buyers can feel the benefit of it for themselves when they arrive.
We also recommend paying close attention to the hallway. Unless your house is extremely grand, remove coats and pictures from the entrance hall and corridors as they can make them feel dark and narrow. Consider putting up a mirror to bounce light about.
Getting your windows cleaned is good advice and ensure you clean surfaces to create a fresh smelling surrounding. It is an old trick but to create a pleasant aroma, brew some fresh coffee before a viewing.
Buyers scan hundreds of properties on websites before deciding where to view, so professional images are crucial. Have a declutter so rooms look as large as possible and temporarily remove everything, from rugs to photos.
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