Preparing to move

October 28th 2014
By: Jon

In order to obtain the maximum price, your property needs to stand out from the next one.  With the housing market cooling a little, you might want to take a second look at your home when preparing it for sale.

It’s worth standing outside and looking with a fresh pair of eyes, imagine this is the first time you’ve seen it. Think about the garden, paving, front door - are they all as clean, fresh and well presented as possible?  Indoors, potential buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in your space – remove all personal items and photographs, children’s pictures from the fridge and kitchen cupboards. 

Take the opportunity to de-clutter and clear out – if you don’t want it, sell it, or take it to the charity shop, it’ll save you additional removal costs too!

If something looks like it needs a fresh coat of paint, then take the time to do it.  Any relatively small jobs and repairs will always be worthwhile in order to present your house or flat as a looked after and cared for home.  Most buyers want to be able to move straight in and then decorate to their taste as and when they get round to it.  Big renovation jobs can be daunting and sometimes off putting.

If you would like your property valued, or to obtain advice about the best way to present it, please contact your local office and we’ll be pleased to help you.