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Preparing your home for a January Sale…

December 15th 2014
By: Melanie Hollidge
Preparing your home for a January Sale…

Finish off any half finished DIY projects, this is probably one of the most important aspects of selling a house, a home buyer doesn’t want to have to think about doing any repair work, unless it’s reflected in your asking price, and they will be able to add value.
 
Take out the visual noise – if you are a hoarder then de-clutter your space and pack up the items that are going to give your home buyer visual overload as this will enable them to see themselves in your space.
 
Create a space where your potential home buyer is going to want to live, if you are looking at attracting a young audience, then they will want different things from family buyers, or a student. Think about what type of buyer you are going to attract.
 
Make sure that the furnishings reflect the quality of your product – option for non-furnished property – hire furniture.
 
Damp – repair and remove any signs of damage.
 
Stage your property, clearly define the colour scheme - this doesn’t need to involve huge expense, just match up the accessories.
 
Make your home feel welcoming – turn on lights, make sure it’s warm, especially in winter.
 
Kerb appeal – make sure your house is presentable from the outside, sweep paths, turn over flower beds and weed, plant some winter plants, which will inject some colour into your pots and beds.
 
If there are any negatives about your home, such as it’s next to a busy road, then prepare your response.
 
If you are looking at selling your home this January why not pop into your local branch of Goodfellows and our team will be able to give you advice on how to prepare your home for a sale.