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Top tips for a successful spring sale

I know it doesn’t feel like spring at the moment but it is important to be prepared.  The emergence of the first spring bulbs and daffodils indicate that a change of season is not too far away and if you are serious about selling, now is the time to shift your home out of winter hibernation and be ahead of the game.

Beating the rush means that you can start showcasing your property earlier than others, so the next few weeks are the perfect time to get serious about selling.  Here are our top tips:

Declutter

The idea of spring cleaning is exactly this, it is to give the illusion of space by packing away any items that can make your home look crowded.  Potential buyers will want to imagine themselves in the property with their belongings.  Ensure any laundry is hidden from view and if you use your home as an office, keep your desk as clear as is possible.  In the kitchen you probably have more gadgets than you use so put them out of sight and leave your worktops clutter free.

Ensure your home looks and smells amazing

A potential purchaser could be put off before entering your home and then it is over before it has even begun.   You should make your entrance as inviting as you can, ensure doors and windows look well maintained and clean.  Ensure the drive or garden is also well kept.  If you don’t have a front garden the use of  potted plants could give your home extra kerb appeal.

Internally consider a neutral look for your home this will be easy on the eye and will give rooms a feeling of space.  Light a candle or use a diffuser to enhance the smell of your home.  At Homesale Homelet  we have branded candles pop in we would love for you to have one.  They are made with soy so are environmentally friendly and smell delightful.

Outside repair any fences, gates, paint window frames, keep paths clear from weeds. Garages and sheds

If you use your garage or shed to store items, keep them as clutter free as possible.   This will give the viewers an idea of how much space there is.  They are likely to have an idea on how to use this space so keep it as organised as possible

Outside space

Gardens can look a little dull at this time of year, but you can make the most of it by tidying up and doing some simple repairs.  Plant up containers with late winter or early spring flowers and make the most of the view by cleaning the windows inside and out.  A few bird feeders will attract wildlife and create a lovely outside view.

Brief your agent

The more your agent is prepared to answer questions about your home the easier it will be to sell.  If you have any gadgets such as entry systems, fancy lighting systems, make sure your agent knows how they work or a unique selling point could put off prospective purchasers.

 

At Homesale Homelet we would be delighted to help with any aspect of your property journey.    Click here for our 11 step guide to selling at a premium price.   Please call us on 01244 313 900 or email us at sales@homesalehomelet.co.uk or pop into our offices in the centre of Chester at 18 Grosvenor Street.