Try to throw out or store excess furniture and other household clutter off site. Avoid storing items in the loft or garage as these are areas that viewers love to explore. When it comes to kitchens and bathrooms, keep the surfaces clear. Hide away shampoo bottles, toothbrushes as well as any cleaning tools or soaps.
Keeps things neutral
Viewers need to be able to see themselves living in a property and this is easiest when décor is neutral and the number of personal objects is limited. Neutral décor is also likely to appeal to a greater number of buyers and make your home appear bigger and brighter.
Don't forget your outdoor space
Externals count. Buyers are not only purchasing indoor space but also the outside of your property and the attached grounds. Taking the time to tidy up the garden by mowing the lawn, weeding the patio or even adding a bit of colour with some flowers can make all the difference to securing a sale.
Complete minor repair jobs
There has never been a better time to complete those pesky household jobs that you have just been “meaning to get round to”. Replacing sealant in the bath/shower, attending to cracks in plaster or even little things like replacing dull/broken light bulbs can really play a huge part in making your property more attractive to buyers.
Remove bad smells
Have pets or smoke indoors? It may be time to invest in some plug in air fresheners or scented candles. As minor as the odour of your pet, smoke or even mould may be to you, buyers have been put off countless times by the smell of a property. Before viewings take place, try and aerate all rooms, perhaps take the time to clean the fabrics in your home or apply fresh bedding.
Make your home look desirable by adding some aesthetic finishing touches. Make up the beds with fresh linen (remember to plump those pillows!), turn on lamps and add some colour to your home with a bowl of fruit on the dining table or a vase of flowers on the coffee table.