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Tips & Tricks
The front of your property is your shop window when marketing your house! The last thing you want is a potential buyer to pull up out the front of your property and then drive off without even getting out of the car. Always ensure your front garden is neat and tidy, with lawns mowed, edges tidy and garden beds neat and weed free to entice buyers to want to come in and see the rest of the property.
Living in a home we all accumulate lots of “stuff” that is special to us, but not so relevant to people looking to purchase your property. Having lots of trinkets, knick-knacks and family photos can also make it difficult for prospective buyers to visualize your house as their new home. Keeping furniture and accessories to a minimum can also help your rooms appear larger.
Buyers always assess how much they may need to spend on a property after they purchase it. A clean home presents an image of a well-maintained property, giving buyers confidence that they won’t be up for a small fortune to fix things when they move in. As an example, an older bathroom or kitchen that is sparkling clean will have more appeal to buyers than a more modern example that presents as dirty and neglected. More often than not, this costs little more than a bit of time and effort. Don’t let your property present as being ‘too hard’ or a ‘renovators delight’ unless it genuinely is and is priced accordingly.
Keep things neutral
Buyers need to imagine their family living in your home, so a bright pink wall might suit your family, but not all the buyers in the market. Keep walls, floors and fixtures neutral, then add colour with furniture, artwork and accessories.