Preparing your home for viewings
Preparing your home for viewings is an important step if you’re looking for a quick sell. It’s all about highlighting your properties benefits and minimising its flaws. Some people even go as far as getting their home professionally dressed which is known as ‘home-staging’. We know that not everyone has the time or budget to go this far which is why we’ve picked our top tips to help make your property more appealing.
Clean, then clean again
When walking in to someone else’s home, it can be hard to ignore dust and dirt and this small thing can often put potential buyers off. Your property should be spotless before anyone walks through the door.
Cleaning doesn’t stop at dusting and vacuuming. To really make an impact, consider going one step further - replacing old shower curtains, cleaning between tiles and scrubbing windows are just a few suggestions to ensuring your house is shown in its best light. This doesn’t have to be a costly exercise but can be time consuming, but remember, this amount of time and effort now may just pay off in the long run.
Get organised and declutter
Decluttering is also very important. People can’t visualise themselves living in your home when it’s full of personal items and clutter. It can also make rooms look smaller and can make viewers think that it’s not big enough and there’s not enough storage. If you need a plan of action to get this done then be sure to check out our tips here.
Lighting can really affect the way people perceive a space. Dark lighting can make the place feel dingy and small whereas natural and warm lighting can open up the space to appear bigger and more welcoming.
Don’t forget about the smells either – filling your home with a subtle pleasant smell can help. Opt for natural scents, such as freshly cut flowers or baking bread. You could also try boiling water with lemon peel, cloves, cinnamon sticks, apple, and orange for a subtle scent, or make your own potpourri from essential oils, dried herbs, spices and fruits.