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Tips & Advice For Sellers
Fix, Clean & Refurbish
Fix any problem areas in your property, dowdy decoration etc, paying particular attention to the outside of the front of the house – the all important kerb appeal. Clean from top to bottom, including windows, and if need be, refurbish the kitchen and bathroom as these are the two rooms that sell houses.
Declutter & De-personalise Your Home
De-clutter and reduce furniture and accessories down to a minimum. Store items you don’t want to part with – and be ruthless with things you no longer need and pass them on to a charity shop or sell them on. De-personalise your home as much as possible by removing photographs and personal items. You want viewers to be able to visualize their photographs on the mantelpiece, not yours.
Dress to Impress
When everything else is done, dress your home for viewings. Add fresh new towels and soaps in the bathroom; new cushions and a perhaps a new throw on the sofa; invest in some pretty pot plants or hanging baskets for around the front door (these are not fixtures so you can take them with you), a new doormat or hall runner, for example.
When viewers arrive, give them space and time to take in the house before you highlight special features. Don’t use harsh overhead lighting; softer background lighting is far kinder. And if you have a fire be sure to light it (real or otherwise) to help create a welcoming ambience.