If you are worried about putting your property on the market then don’t forget we have our FREE book offer this month and with only a week left, these books are disappearing fast. So, if you are thinking of selling or letting your property in the next couple of weeks or months then grab a copy of our book that will tell you everything you have to do to get you on your way.
So, back to the important bits. Now is a great time for you to get your property prepared for the coming months, it’s also a good time to start preparing your property if you want to put it on the market so we have written this blog to help you get the most value out of your property when you come to sell it just by making a few tweaks that won’t cost you a lot of time or money.
Top Tip No. 1 – Does Your Property Have A Good Street Scene?
One of the easiest ways to get the most value for your property is perfecting (or as close to) your street scene. Here’s a good one for you, when you walk or drive down your street towards your property, what are your first impressions? Try and imagine how you would react if you were a potential buyer or tenant, what would you think? Now think to yourself, what can I do to make this look that extra bit special?
It’s all about first impressions, we know this gets said a lot but they do count and it is important that when a potential buyer or tenant arrives at your doorstep, you make them fall in the love before they’ve even stepped in. We have genuinely sold properties in the past before people have even walked through the door, because the outside looked so amazing!
It may be that you just need to mow the lawn, or rake the leaves or even something so simple as sweeping the driveway or path. If you really do want to go all out and REALLY impress your buyers, then why not give the front a fresh lick of paint? You would also be surprised how much a few plants and greens can make a difference.
Top Tip No. 2 – Clear Out The Clutter
I’m sure a lot of our clients and readers will be getting bored of us constantly repeating this but it makes the world of difference. How can you expect a potential buyer to fall in love with your property when there are rooms full of stuff.
Have you ever considered that if someone walks in and finds wet washing everywhere that their first reaction will be the lack of laundry space? Paul has written pages on this in his book which we’ve already mentioned, you can have for FREE! Click here if you have missed it: FREE BOOK
Top Tip No. 3 – Have A Good Clean Up
If there is anything worse than your own house being dirty, it’s going into someone else’s house that is dirty, think about, if a potential buyer comes in and sees that even the bathroom can’t be kept clean then what other parts of the house have you not looked after – not a good first impression.
So scrub the floors, scrub the walls, clean everything, and what a better time to do this than the Easter holidays because you can also get the kids doing it!
Not only that but you’ll feel much better after doing it too, not to mention the value this will add to the price of your property – honestly.
Don’t forget, on the day of a viewing, empty out the bins, clear away any wet washing or damp towels and open the windows (but don’t make it too cold, you still want to have that homely feeling when they walk in).
Top Tip No. 4 – Brighten The Place Up
Windows were designed for a reason, so open them, don’t shut out the sun! Open up the curtains and open your windows, this allows fresh our and light into a room and it is amazing how much of a difference this makes, especially if you have a bright colour or white theme in the room.
Also, try not to place things in front of the windows like drawers or a standing mirror, let all the light in and give your potential buyers the ability to walk up to it, let your windows do what they were made to do.
So there you go, some FREE top tips to make your property look the best it can be that will increase it’s value and more than likely, make it sell quicker, have you noticed that it won’t take up a lot of time or cost a lot of money either?