With Hardware Stores and Garden Centres now open for business, it’s a great time to start getting your property ready for our buyers to view. We’ve a large database of buyers actively engaging with us who are all looking for their dream home and so presenting your property in the best possible light is instrumental for a successful sale. What better time to address any maintenance issues than now, when many of us currently have more time on our hands?
Making the exterior of your home look attractive is key to creating the first right impression, so ensure that any garden area or road frontage is well maintained, hedges are clipped, seasonal blooms are planted and create a welcoming feel that will appeal to our buyers. Your front door should also look fresh so if a lick of paint is needed, now is the time to do it!
We’re all guilty of gathering too many belongings so before you put your house on the market try and clear out as much unnecessary clutter as possible, skips are readily available, and Bring Centres are open for all those things you don’t need. Clear kitchen cupboards, storage units and drawers of items you never use, clear wardrobes and especially that spare room where items tend to accumulate! Each step helps in presenting a fresh home.
Potential buyers want to try and imagine themselves in your home, so by removing family photos and any personal objects it is easier for them to visualise how your space would work for them. When it comes to large paintings be careful as they can dominate small rooms, equally dark paintings in a room with little natural light should be avoided.
If you want to refresh your interior space, opt for neutral wall colourings as strong colours may put buyers off – ideally, they want a blank canvas to put their own stamp on – so opt for fresh whites or rich creams if you are thinking of sprucing up your living space prior to coming to market.
When our experienced agents have completed a free valuation of your home, they will advise you on any other small maintenance issues that may be needed. This advice can go a long way in helping your sale reach a successful conclusion. So, talk to us today and visit www.sherryfitz.ie to get your sales journey started with us. Check out our expert Guides. We’re always here to help.