6 Ways to Spruce Up Your Property

November, 2018

Getting your house ready to sell can be tricky task. But with a few simple steps you can create a welcoming and inviting space for potential buyers. In the third part of our 6-part series on property-selling tips, we look at 6 easy ways you can spruce up your property so it’s ready to sell.

1. Make an entrance

It’s important to make sure your kerb appeal is up to scratch. This means showcasing the front of your home, so it looks appealing to passers-by and potential buyers. Make sure you rake those fallen leaves and give your door a fresh lick of paint.

While you’re at, ensure that your entrance is free of clutter. Clear away those muddy boots, school bags and raincoats. Instead, invest in a trunk or coat stand to store them neatly.

2. Declutter the house

Decluttering doesn’t stop at the doorway. If you’re selling your property, make sure that your house is free of mess and is well organised. This can make smaller rooms feel larger and more inviting.

Those viewing your home will be able to see the full potential of each room and can get a good idea of sizing and measurements.

3. Keep it neutral

Sprucing up the décor is also a great way to make your home more inviting for potential buyers. Try to avoid any garish colours that will put people off and instead go for natural, muted tones.

Whether it’s painting over your bold red walls or redecorating your snazzy living room with cream soft furnishings, you can easily neutralise your space and create a blank canvas.

4. Update the main rooms

If nothing else, there are some key rooms you should try to spruce up first. Namely, the kitchen and bathroom. These are the rooms that most buyers will look closely at.

Ensure you declutter the space, especially kitchen work tops. Pack away all extra appliances and clean away any mess. Also, where you can, redecorate each room either by updating the tiling or even adding a new shower curtain.

5. Fresh smells

Whether it’s wet dog or sickly artificial perfumes, there’s nothing worse than stepping into a beautiful home and being hit with terrible odours.

Don’t fall into the trap of overpowering scents. Instead, why not create natural aromas such as fresh flowers, freshly baked bread or even a pot of coffee? This will create an inviting atmosphere for any potential viewers. 

6. The best lighting

When you’re sprucing up your property, it’s important to give it the right lighting. This means updating any old lampshades or adding warmer bulbs to create an inviting space.

When the cold weather hits, it’s also a great idea to get the fire going for house viewings to warm up your home in more way than one.

Speak to Weale & Hitchen

Once your property is spruced up, it’s time to find the right estate agent. That’s where Weale & Hitchen come in. Our friendly team of property selling experts provides a comprehensive sales service, starting with a free property valuation to find out exactly where you sit on the property market. Get in touch today to find out more.

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