How to Prepare your Home for Sale

Selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life, perhaps only second to buying a house or getting married! So when you do take the decision to sell your home you need to make sure that your present it in the best way possible to ensure you receive the highest possible price for it.

Make your Home look as Attractive as Possible from the Outside

Like most things in life first impressions can make up a persons mind within minutes if not seconds. It is therefore very important that you make your home as attractive looking as possible from the outside. You don’t have to take drastic steps or spend thousands to achieve this if you follow these suggestions. Mow the lawn, you would be surprised how many people don’t think this is important but an untidy garden makes an unattractive house. Give the outside of the house a fresh coat of paint, most decent decorators shouldn’t charge much more than £500 for this and will be money well spent. Get rid of any rubbish and make the driveway look clean and tidy, you will be surprised the difference this will make.

Create a Fresh and Clean Feel to the inside of the House

If you are trying to achieve the best possible price for your property then you will need to present an attractive home both on the outside and the inside. Start be giving the walls a fresh lick of paint, choose a neutral colour that is light to make the rooms look as big as possible.

If you have any bad odours then try to remove them, a carpet shampoo is relatively cheap and will make a big difference. Brighten the place up with some floors as this will make your home look more welcoming as well as helping to create a pleasant smell.

Finally, have a good spring clean! It may take you the best part of a day but it really will make a huge difference when potential buyers are looking round.

From all of us at My Online Estate Agent we wish you the very best in your house sale.