Statistically Spring is the best time to sell your house. The sun is finally starting to shine more frequently, the nights are getting lighter and gardens are starting to bloom. With the clocks having just ‘sprung forward’, we thought it was time to offer some tips on how to de-clutter, spring clean and bag yourself that all important property sale.
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Give the place some TLC
You don’t have to be a DIY expert to make some simple, but effective changes to your property. You just need to be practical. If you have overt or super bright décor then viewers may not be able to see past that and realise the potential in the property. Give the place a lick of paint in neutral colours and tidy away anything that is too personal, such as photos, trinkets and prints.
Make sure that anything broken is fixed, that grouting is clean and in-tact and that missing door handles and lightbulbs are replaced. It might be worth getting your carpets cleaned, especially if you have pets, in order to freshen them up. Not all buyers have the ability to visualise themselves in a property so give them a helping hand.
If you know you want to sell your property quickly, but you’ve been there long enough to accrue a lot of clutter then you need to act fast. Go from room to room and decide what you really want to keep and what you could potentially throw away, sell or donate to charity. Be ruthless and think about how much easier it will be for you to move when you have less stuff to transport. Online auction sites are great ways to make a bit of cash from your unwanted items and a lot of people will be willing to collect them in person if they’re getting a bargain. Rope in friends and family if you’re unable to face it alone. You’ll be amazed at the space you free up and viewers will get to see your property in all its glory.
Let the light in
It’s Spring so let that glorious light and air into your property. Clean your windows and open them to let fresh air flow through the rooms. This will eliminate any lingering cooking odours and your property will feel fresh and inviting. Blooming marvellous
Even if you’re not the most green-fingered of people, you can give your lawn a mow, tidy up any hedges and fix that broken fence you’ve been putting off tackling for a while. Remove weeds and use a pressure washer to clean your paving stones and driveway. Remember that your garden or driveway is the first thing that a potential buyer will see so make sure they guarantee a good first impression.
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If you want to sell your property quickly then The Property Buying Company can help. We can work to a timescale of your choice and, as cash buyers, we can offer you a fair cash sum and get you moving. All legal fees are included so the amount we offer you is what you’ll receive. Get in touch today to find out more with no obligation.