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6 easy ways to get your home viewer ready

Posted on 11th October 2018 in News

Selling your home can be daunting – it’s no secret that great images sell houses, and getting your property ready for its close up – as well as the many viewers who will be keen to look around – may seem an insurmountable task.  

Follow our six sensible tips and you’ll have your home ready to sell in no time.

  1. Make a great first impression: Most buyers decide within a few seconds of seeing a property whether or not it’s the right one for them – and this decision making process starts before they’ve even reached the front door.  Pay attention to the outside of your property and invest a little in making sure it looks neat and tidy.  Jobs like painting the front door, tidying up the front garden, replacing any broken paving slabs and cleaning your windows all help to make your home stand out from the crowd.
Glasgow home external
Glasgow home external

 

  1. Clean and declutter:   Clutter makes a property appear smaller than it is, and also raises concerns in the viewers mind about storage space.  Clear away any unnecessary clutter – by boxing it up and storing it in an attic or even a generous friend or family member’s home, temporarily.  When you’ve got the minimal look throughout, make sure everything is sparkling clean, including curtains, fabrics and floors.  Your home will create a fantastic first impression.
Sparkling clean living room
Sparkling clean and tidy living room

 

  1. Give a nod to neutrality: Potential buyers like to imagine a property with their stamp on it – so while we definitely do not suggest you paint all your walls white – removing any particularly bold pieces of artwork or furniture could help this process along, and lead to a quicker sale. 
Tasteful kitchen, living dining area
Tasteful kitchen, living dining area

 

  1. Enable imagination:   Make it easy for viewers to picture themselves living in your property by dressing certain areas to suit their use.  For example, in the dining area, lay the table with inviting tablemats, glasses and candles – to remind viewers that it’s a great evening entertainment space.
Glamorous place setting
Glamorous place setting

 

  1. Make clever use of nooks and crannies: Show your viewers just how versatile your house is by using spare spaces to good effect. For example, a large landing upstairs can be turned into a reading nook, just by adding a small bookcase, a chair and some cushions.
Clever seating area in hallway
Clever seating area in hallway

 

  1. Don’t forget the great outdoors:   If you’re lucky enough to have a back garden, don’t be afraid to include this as an extra room in your property.  Mow the lawn, plant seasonal shrubs and flowers, and create an appealing al fresco dining area. 
Landscaped garden in Glasgow
Landscaped garden and decking area