We have gathered a list of suggestions of what you can do to ensure your home shows well and achieves the best selling price:
- Keep your outdoor space tidy. The gardens and boundaries should be clean and well maintained with things like dustbins and any debris out of sight.
- Aim for kerb appeal. Exterior decoration and detailing such as windows and gutters should be clean and well presented. A fresh coat of paint on your front door goes a long way.
- De-personalise and think minimalistic. Try to keep your rooms free from clutter and personal effects where possible. This allows prospective homebuyers to picture themselves living in your home, and minimizes the likelihood they will be distracted by your personal items.
- Be aware of the temperature in your home. In the summer, the house should feel cool and in the winter, warm. A good temperature to maintain is 21 degrees Celsius.
- Let natural light in. Keep your windows clean and draw back curtains to allow maximum light and ventilation.
- Be flexible with viewing times and try to vacate the property. Potential purchasers often find it uncomfortable when the owners are in residence during a viewing.
- Make sure that your agent really knows your property and its good and bad points as well as any relevant information such as parking arrangements and communal costs.
If the property is well presented and priced correctly it should sell in a sensible period of time. At times the market is busier than others and that may have a bearing on timescales.