Are you thinking of selling your house at the moment? If you’re growing your family, you might be on the cusp of putting your house on the market for sale.
It’s currently a seller’s market when it comes to selling properties, meaning it may well be the best possible time for you to upgrade your living situation, or get the most for your current investment.
But selling a property can still be a drawn-out, complicated and even competitive affair – and it makes sense for you to give your property the best chance for a quick sale.
First impressions are everything for a prospective buyer, and even if they have grand designs for their new home, they’ll likely be judging the house based on its present style and presentation.
As such, you should ensure that your house is styled for maximum appeal. So, how can you spruce your home up for a house viewing?
Re-decorating might be the last thing you want to do before selling, but a lick of paint and a few new installations can make all the difference in terms of appeal – and even improve the results of your valuation.
The key principle is to give viewers the opportunity to envisage themselves in the property. This means providing as much space as you can. For living spaces, de-cluttering and minimising down to sofas, a media centre and a statement side table can make a world of difference.
For bedrooms, a fitted wardrobe can free up crucial floor space and make for a more luxurious feel.
When it comes to the walls, you should consider repainting in neutral tones. Bright colours might reflect your family’s personality but might not reflect well on the property as a whole.
Neutral bright colours ensure that rooms feel spacious and light and that viewers can easily imagine their own décor decisions.
Next up, it’s important to consider the lighting in your home. Natural light is everything for showing your home in its best light and should be assisted at all costs.
Installing mirrors on walls can help bounce light into darker spaces and removing certain furniture items can let the light in all the more.
Bright white bulbs can ensure rooms are well-lit for evening viewings.
Staging Your Home
Staging your home is the final part of the process and is vital for showing your house at its best.
Staging essentially means preparing your home for the viewing, with cleanliness and decoration at the forefront. You would be surprised how much wear and tear you take for granted in your home!
As well as spring cleaning and tidying, make sure to get your carpets and floors deep-cleaned.
Carpets can not only look dull and dirty without but can also harbour scents for a long time; cleaning them ensures viewers have a pleasant experience.