24 September 2018
The Storage Pod’s Top Tips to Getting Your Home Ready to Sell
Are you planning on selling your home soon? Before you do anything we recommend you spend some time getting your home up to scratch and sale ready. First impressions count, and taking a bit of time before the viewings start can make all the difference in achieving a quick sale, and for the best price.
It might seem a daunting prospect, but with a bit of organisation and focus you can have your home looking its best and be ready to open the door with confidence to potential purchasers.
De-clutter and de-personalise
Don’t wait until move day to embark on a big clear-out. Do it before the viewings start.
And when you’ve recycled, donated, thrown out or sold all you can, hide as much of what’s left as possible. This means clearing coats and shoes from the hallway, storing everyday bathroom products in cupboards and ridding kitchen surfaces of jars and bottles.
Buyers want to visualise themselves in your home, so it’s also worth going one stage further and putting away personal items such as ornaments, photographs and your kids’ drawings.
Spruce up the decor
When your home is cleared give it a fresh coat of neutral paint and get any dirty tiling re-grouted. If your kitchen is looking dated replacing cupboard doors – or even just handles – can make a big difference. Make sure all your light bulbs are working, present the beds nicely and add some plants in bare corners for a homely feel.
A deep-clean of your home by a professional cleaning company, which tackles things like ovens, shower doors and underneath sofas, makes a huge difference – and is an investment well worth making to make sure your home is gleaming.
Don’t forget the garden
Don’t let potential buyers be put off by an overgrown garden. Spend some time moving, weeding and cleaning the patio. Add some potted flowers if things are looking a bit bare. The finishing touch would be to position a table and chairs in a spot where buyers could imagine having a morning coffee.
Consider replacing out of place furniture
If you’ve got an oversized dining table, or armchair which really has seen better days it is worth replacing them to help the sale of your home. A couple of hundred pounds spent on a smaller table to make a room look much bigger is well worth the investment.
Attention to detail
A door that squeaks, a slow dripping tap or a loose door handle are all simple things to fix and gives a potential buyer the impression the home has been looked after. Not fixing things like this could otherwise set off alarm bells that there may be bigger problems.
Get some self storage
Has your spare bedroom become a dumping ground? Is that cupboard under the stairs filled to the rafters? Is your garage overloaded with clutter? People viewing your home will want to view all of these spaces and see their full potential. A great solution is to take some flexible self storage space and move everything you don’t use regularly, but want to keep, here. It also means that once sold, you can start packing things away you don’t use every day now and move them into the storage unit so you don’t have a last minute packing rush.
We hope following these simple tips you will be on the way to a successful sale in no time. And if you do decide self storage could be your saviour why not contact us for a quote and see how we can help.