Our Top Tips on preparing your property for sale are some very easy ways to prepare your property before it goes on the market. The following tips ideally should be implemented before an Estate Agent carries out an evaluation on your property.
OUTSIDE OF YOUR PROPERTY:
Starting with the outside of your property, where applicable, curb appeal is so important and even if you don't have external space or a driveway, a communal corridor or shared corridor can still be reviewed prior to a market appraisal or viewing.
Cut the grass – it’s an instant face lift for the garden
Remove Rubbish – take garden/domestic rubbish to the tip
Reposition waste bins - where possible move the waste bins to the rear of the property or tidy up the bin store area
Weed flower beds, tidy up paths
Clean windows and window frames
Clean or Paint the front door
Is your front door number sign visible
Ensure the front door bell works
Smarten up wooden fences and give them a lick of paint
Trim any hedges or overgrown bushes
Clear gutters of leaves/weeds and fix any loose pipes
Pick up any dog poo and pack away any bikes or kids toys
Check for any loose paving slabs, add shingle or gravel where needed
Check outside lights work and are clean
Place down a new Welcome Front Door Mat
Check for porch cobwebs and give everything a scrub
INSIDE OF THE PROPERTY:
Clean all windows and window frames
Remove any net curtains or broken blinds
Shampoo carpets – hire a DIY machine or call in professionals
Paint walls and ceilings with a neutral colour – particularly the ‘dirtiest’ walls/rooms
Repair leaky taps – clean shower traps, deodorise sink/bath wastes
Clean your toilet(s) – keep the lid down for photos and viewings
Lift any bathroom rugs
Tidy kitchen/bathroom cupboards – they will be looked in
Dust bulbs and light-fittings – they will look brighter and better.
Pack away excessive collections of… anything
Deep clean kitchen floors and worktops – remove tea stains/grime.
Ensure kitchen counters are clear
Put away any drying clothes and tidy laundry rooms
Have kid put all toys away and make beds
Re-seal sinks/worktops/tiles/bath/showers – new sealant = clean.
Turn on all lights and lamps in rooms
If you feel the top tips are a bit daunting or you simply don't have time to carry out a full assessment of your property and then carry out the jobs required please get in touch with us to book a free telephone consultation.