PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SALE

 

Spring is almost upon us! Here are some handy hints to prepare your home for sale. Without going overboard..
 
DE-CLUTTER Less is best should be your new mantra when preparing your home for sale. To allow a buyer to visualise themselves living in a property, a property should have minimal personal items on display. Put away most or all personal photographs, nick-nacks and ornaments. Just a piece here and there is all you need. Also, if you have a lot of furniture, I would strongly recommend hiring storage space to minimise a busy looking home and show more floor space.
 
LIGHT FITTINGS are just about the most effective way to update and modernise a room without spending a fortune. I highly recommend updating any old fittings as they very quickly date a room and can make the space look ‘tired’. 
 
FRESH PAINT is an excellent way to brighten any space. Stick to neutral colours and my personal opinion is.. STAY AWAY from any funky feature walls, they are way to personal and the feedback I often hear when showing a home with feature walls is ‘ oh that red has to go’!
 
BEDROOMS Consider purchasing simple neutral bed covers to brighten a room, old daggy duvet covers can sometimes look depressing. White linen always looks bright fresh for spring! Use a feature cushion to add a pop of colour.
 
GARDENS & OUTDOOR SPACE should be neat and tidy. Make sure your lawn and edges are freshly mown prior and throughout the sales process. Weed garden beds and is need be plant some flowers throughout to add pops of fresh colour.
 
By Sarah Wright