Are you selling your home in Leeds?
Selling your home can be a stressful time and can sometimes feel like an impossible task. This is why we've put together a quick guide to help you with preparing your house, ready for sale.
Have a Clear Out
Having a clear out of your home is typically an inevitable task when moving home. Whilst packing boxes, you'll probably find that you naturally end up decluttering for a fresh start in your new home. So, why delay the inevitable and start your declutter when you're selling your home. Potential buyers who are viewing your home are more likely to be able to envision themselves in the house if your rooms are clear of general clutter.
Do Some Gardening
A lot of people who are in the market for buying a house will often drive some of the houses they're interested in, before viewing the property. So, you want to make sure that these people have a good first impression of your home. Take some time to have a quick tidy up in your front garden and driveway, mow the lawn, pull the weeds, and give the windows and doors a clean. Sometimes a touch up of paint on your fence, gates, and doors can make a big difference to the appearance of your home.
Get Those Small Repairs Done
There are often small repair jobs in our homes that we put off for so long we become used to them and barely notice them anymore anymore. Have a look around each room and take note of any small repair jobs that may need doing; then make some time to go around and actually get them done.
Touch Up the Paintwork
Selling your home doesn't always have to mean that you need to give the whole house a fresh lick of paint. Although there may be rooms that you'd like to give more of a spruce up than others, some of your rooms may just require a bit of a touch up. Buy tester pots from your local DIY store and go around each room touching up any areas where paint may have chipped or marked over time. This can save you a lot of time and money when selling your home, but can go a long way in making your rooms look a lot fresher.
Brighten the Place Up
When viewing a house, people want it to be very airy and light; a dark, shadowed home is not appealing to anyone. Go around each of the rooms and ensure there is as much natural light coming in as possible. Prune any trees or plants that may be blocking light from coming in, move furniture around to provide optimum light in your rooms, take down blinds or curtains if you can, and make sure all lights are working and are bright enough - replace bulbs if necessary.
Depersonalise Your Home
People buying a new home want to be able to imagine themselves living in the house they're viewing, they want to see themselves making their own memories and putting their own stamp on that home, so it may be worth taking down photos of yourself, family, and friends, as well as any personal letters or kids drawings you have pinned to the fridge. This allows the viewers to see past your life in the house, and picture their own.