Spring is often referred to as the season when the property market starts to build momentum again.
Those who have been planning the sale of their property may have used Winter to complete home maintenance, undertake renovations and freshen the décor in preparation for the Spring market.
If you haven’t had this time to prepare your home, don’t despair. There are a number of quick and easy ideas you can utilise to get your home looking its best in order to make that all important first impression a good one.
First of all, step outside and try to view your home from a buyer’s perspective. Is the front of your home looking fresh and inviting? It could be as simple as oiling or painting a front gate and letterbox.
Ensure your front gardens and lawns are in order so visitors form a favourable impression to get them feeling positive by the time they get to your front door.
For a modest sum, you can really brighten up a property with in-season flowers in the garden and a nice potplant at the front door. A nice new door mat will add that welcoming touch.
Once you step inside, how spacious does your home feel? Rooms that are cluttered and crowded with furniture will appear smaller than they are. Buyers don’t tend to bring a measuring tape and instead will assess each room mentally. If your furniture consumes the space, they will find it hard to picture themselves having enough room to live there. Either sell or store excess furniture offsite and keep the room as clear as possible.
Have your carpets and curtains professionally cleaned to remove any odours from pets or smokers. Get fresh air circulating by opening windows and doors around the home at every opportunity.
Purchasing a new throw, pillows or vases for a bedroom or lounge in this seasons colours, can add a new lease of life to cover outdated suites. Similarly, new towels in modern colours and patterns can really freshen up a tired looking bathroom.
Before putting your home on the market, it is a great idea to discuss your ideas for presentation with your sales consultant. With their experience and knowledge, they can assist with even more ideas, having knowledge of what appeals to buyers currently looking in the market.