Everyone know that moving to a new house is both stressful and exciting. It can be a long drawn out process too, and many of us think that it comes down to fate and the skills of the estate agent. But did you know that there are lots of little things you can do to help the process along? And what’s even better is that most of these things, won’t break the bank either!
Lets gets started.
Seems a little odd, but more and more people are turning to this idea. Renting furniture for your property is ideal, especially if you’ve already moved on and removed your own things because you need them with you.
Renting furniture, a great way to give each room a stylish and contemporary, or classical and homely look; helping potential buyers really visualise what their home could look like. You could make your property look elegant without even trying! Check out furniture rental from Emblem Furniture for more information.
Invest in a little kerb appeal
Don’t worry, you don’t have to splash out on a new driveway. Kerb appeal simply means making your property look good from the street. Which to any potential buyer – is crucial. You want the “good vibes” from your home to start from the moment they see it. So, it’s time to tidy up those boarders, sweep the path, pull up those weeds and trim those overgrown bushes. If you’re no good at gardening, then remove any dead plants and buy a couple of fully loaded planters to place on either side of your front door. Or add a hanging basket or two to really introduce some colour. That flimsy door knocker – fix it. Wonky house number – replace. Gutters and drains full of leaves – clean them up!
If your front door has seen better days, then consider giving it a lick of paint. And if your car is on the drive, why not give it a wash? Potential buyers have positive expectations for the interior of your home, if the exterior is in good condition.
Now is the time to de-clutter
Yes, you live there. But the people coming to view your home might not want to if they see piles of folded laundry, the kids’ toys strewn all over the floor and your magazine collection piled precariously high in the corner or the dining room…Take a little time to tidy up and declutter.
Don’t hang around!
I’ve been to house viewings before where the owner followed me around…I suppose they wanted to be on hand for any questions I might have had. But I simply wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible! In the case of house viewings – less is more, so be there to greet them and stay out of the way!
An orderly, well-kept garden or yard is a must. You don’t have to be green fingered to pull it off, just make sure the area is clear and tidy. Remember, a garden/yard can make or break a sale!
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