Spring has officially sprung and it means that we should all be enjoying a little a more sunshine now. Easter is just around the corner so that can only mean one thing - yes, that's right, spring cleaning is happening too! Good news for some, bad for others.
But if you are looking to put your house on the market this Spring season then this can be one of the busiest times of the year. Homeowners are looking to buy at this time of year so they can enjoy their new purchase over the Summer months. If you're looking at selling this Spring Timberwise have pulled together a list of the top 6 things you should focus on to secure that house sale:
This is can be a make or break it for homeowners. Before you start thinking about your house on the market, we recommend that you have a full clear out of your house. Even if it means having to move your prized possessions off site. Having a tidy, clutter free property can give potential buyers the view they want to see of the house, uncluttered with rubbish and furniture will allow the feeling of extra space.
In an ideal world you would make sure your home is sparkling clean when people are viewing, however, we all don't have the luxury of time to do this. Busy households with children and animals causing mess through everyday living is a common feature of modern day living. Ultimately though, if you can you make sure your property is as clean as possible then you have a better chance of selling your home.
Eliminating Nasty Odours
This may seem like a trivial thing to focus on but it is just as important as the rest of the property list when it comes to helping the sale go through. Simply emptying any full or clogged bins in the house, keeping pets contained to certain areas or spraying air fresheners in your home can help reduce any odours in your home.
Giving a Good First Impression
The first impressions of a house are key to giving the potential buyer an idea of whether the house is for them, or not. By taking some time out to view the property as a viewer you may find potential problems that you had not considered to be problems before. If the potential buyer has lost their enthusiasm before they have even set foot through the door then there isn't any real hope for you selling your home at all! By taking time out to clear any cracks and paint any walls or making small adjustments to your garden can all help to give your potential buyers a boost and much needed kerb appeal before they even enter the property.
Make sure the Temperature is Right
Leading potential purchasers to a cold, empty house is a sure fire way to kill the sale. By making sure the house is at a pleasant level of 15 degrees, this will ensure that they aren't sweating or shivering during the viewing of the property.
Presentation of Bathrooms and Kitchens
This is quite an obvious one but still an important area that all too often people overlook. Make sure that bathrooms and kitchens are kept as clean as possible. This means that any sinks and towels are spotless and dirt and grime kept at bay. You could consider adding new towels and bath mats to keep the bathroom fresh. In the kitchen keep the floors and worktops clean and clutter free, as the last thing the potential buyer wants to see is an untidy kitchen when viewing the property.