Spring has finally sprung! Now is the perfect time to give your home a refresh, especially if you’re planning to put it on the property market.
With a few quick fixes and some much-needed TLC, you can increase your property’s appeal and – if all goes well – get a better selling price. Potential buyers are not just looking at the big things, they’re also trying to envisage their lives in your home. If you want to make a great first impression, follow these 7 spring clean ideas:
Speaking of first impressions, make an impact with the front of your house. It’s the first thing potential buyers will see and that’s why it deserves a big clean up.
It’s about time you got around to repairing any cracks in the driveway and smartening up your door step. Also, check your guttering is all cleaned out and looks presentable. Every little helps.
Now the sun is shining, why not also tackle the garden?It’s the perfect time to sort out the aftermath of winter. Cleaning up the leaves, power washing your patio and cut the grass – simple. You can add a touch of spring, with blooming flower beds and beautiful hanging baskets too.
Moving inside the house, why not refresh your home with a quick slick of paint? This is a simple yet effective way to reinvigorate each room and up the value of your home. Stick to neutral colours, to make it feel lighter, cleaner and more appealing.
Buyers viewing your house are quick to notice the flaws. This can include dirty flooring or stained carpets. Make sure the carpets are hoovered and flooring is gleaming. If needs be, hire a carpet steamer. You’ll be surprised how much difference this can make to your space.
With beaming sunshine just around the corner (fingers crossed), your windows are going to be incredibly important. Potential buyers want to see how much light a property will get. Plus, they’ll want to check out the view, and dirty windows won’t cut the mustard. That’s why it’s important to clean your windows inside and out. Whilst you’re at it, check for any repairs and make sure they all open and close easily.
Two of the main room buyers look at are the bathroom and kitchen, so pay close attention to making these rooms spick and span. Deep clean by wiping down cupboards, appliances and tiles. Updating hardware like handles or shower curtains are also simple ways to change the look of a room. You can even remove and replace old grouting if you have time to spare.
Spring is the best time for a big declutter too. If a house is well organised and minimalistic, it will help make each room feel open and larger. It’s also easier for potential buyers to envisage their own furniture if there’s more space to work with.
If you’re trying to sell your property this spring, Weale & Hitchen can help. Our highly skilled team of professionals offer a comprehensive residential sales service. With four local branches in Bury, Holcombe Brook, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall, we truly are local property experts.
Get in touch today to discuss your requirements with our friendly advisors.
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