Okay the time has come to get your place on the market but before you have the photographer come or even get the agent to give you a list price it is important to have your home be the best version of itself.
Here is our check list to keep you on track.
Looking good from the street: Make sure your property is appealing and inviting from the front as many prospective purchasers do a drive by inspection before organizing an inspection - this way you can hook them from the start with freshly washed house and beautiful gardens.
Light and Bright: Before every viewing give your property a quick clean and open all the windows and interior doors – it’s surprising how much difference it makes to the light.
Cut the clutter: Remove anything in the home that is not used regularly or that does not assist in the look you are going for the in home. Put it away or hire storage and stock up there.
Set the scene: Set your furniture in place ready for photos to create the largest proportions you can. You may want to hire furniture to create the look you desire. This is a great way to transform your home and give it extra appeal.
Odd Jobs: Any little last minute jobs from painting the half painted bedroom to fixing the leaky tap... get it done because if you can see it - guaranteed your buyers can and it might be too much work for them.
Get Fresh: Remove all lived in smells from smoke to pets. Invest in some lovely candles, buy some fresh flowers and open the windows.
Light: Double your light and space with the use of mirrors and lamps of all sizes.
Pets: Always clean and tidy up after your pets and take them out of the property during open times.
We love Warmth: Use the weather to your advantage .. if it is a hot Summers day turn on the cooling and fans with the open windows to create a cool breezy house. On cold Winter days create warmth and ambiance within the home with use of heating and candles.
HOT TIP: Be easy on yourself and get a professional opinion with your local property stylist or via an e-consultation.