Recent press articles have again been stressing the importance of preparing your home for sale, particularly in the difficult market conditions we are currently facing. Presenting your home in its best possible light is known as ‘Home Staging’.
Home Staging is about creating a positive first impression with the goal of making your property appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling it in the quickest possible time at the highest possible price!
People often cannot see beyond a room’s current appearance; so a clean, un-cluttered property will make all the difference.
We try wherever possible to be honest with our vendors and advise them how to make their home shine! Here are a few commonly asked questions…..
Home Staging is as simple as carrying out repairs, de-cluttering each room, rearranging furniture or even having fresh flowers for photography and viewings. Sometimes it can involve a lot more, from choosing a new colour scheme and re-carpeting, to replacing outdated light fittings, curtains and blinds. Remind yourself that your home is now a product to be sold and picture yourself handing over the keys to a new owner!
Should I finish any DIY Jobs?
Viewers notice everything. So yes, now is the time to finish all the little jobs you’ve been putting off! Fix doors that don’t close properly, fix leaking taps, replace cracked floor and wall tiles, consider painting your walls in a light neutral colour, make sure grout and sealant around baths and showers is spotless.
Should I put away my personal items?
Personal possessions should definitely be removed from sight if possible. These items could be viewed by potential buyers as ‘clutter’. Your buyer needs to picture their own photos and ornaments and won’t be able to do that with yours there!
What is de-cluttering?
All surfaces and kitchen worktops should be cleared, toys put away and the bathroom should not have any of your toiletries in view. Make sure each room is attractive and appealing to any potential buyer.
Does a clean home really help?
A property with clean windows, polished furniture, no cobwebs and clean floor coverings definitely creates a better first impression.
Cut the grass, put wheelie bins out of sight and move cars. Arrange garden furniture so that the area looks inviting.
If we can assist you with your move, call us today and book a free sales or lettings valuation. We have offices in Bangor, Menai Bridge, Llangefni, Holyhead and Caernarfon covering Anglesey, Gwynedd and other areas in North West Wales.
We always endeavour to provide the best possible advice!
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