Spring selling tips

5 TIPS

1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Whether it’s a lick of paint on your front door or some statement pots either side of it, first impressions really do count. Never underestimate the power of street appeal and go that extra mile to make a great first impression on prospective buyers. Drag out the high-pressure hose on the driveway to remove oil stains, and trim bushes or hedges in your front garden.

2. DE-CLUTTER

It isn’t called a spring clean for nothing. Sort methodically through your home,room by room, discarding clutter as you go. Not only will your home look better during the sale period but you’ll have less to pack away when you’re moving out. If there are some things you just can’t live without, consider hiring some temporary storage to get it out of the house during the inspection period. It can pay to store a couple of larger, non-essential furniture items to make your home feel more spacious.

3. SPRING CLEAN

While the light is very beautiful in spring, its brightness can emphasise less-than-clean surfaces. Polish your tap ware, remove cobwebs, wash your windows inside and out and dust your blinds. Take the time to polish your floors, mirrors and glass as clean reflective surfaces make a space feel larger.

4. ACCESSORISE

Whether you do it yourself or employ a professional, property staging is a proven way to command a higher sale price. Replace old towels and throws with updated versions in on-trend hues, or rent furniture, accessories and artwork, to create a stylish feel inside that lures potential buyers.