411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

How to Choose the Best Step Ladder for Your Kitchen

Unless you are the tallest man in the world, you are going to need a step ladder at some point in life, especially when working in the kitchen....

on Feb 23, 2018

6 Steps to Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen is the center of any household. It is always bustling with activity at any time of the day. A complete functional kitchen is very important...

on Feb 23, 2018

All That You Wanted to Know About Chiller Systems

One of the biggest causes for concern in an organization that uses industrial machinery is the machines malfunctioning. Overheating is one of the...

on Feb 21, 2018

What to Do After Being Locked Out of Your House?

What if we come home after a hard day at work and find ourselves keyless at the main door. The first reaction of anyone in this situation would be...

on Feb 21, 2018

Things You Can do to Maintain Your House

The best way to maintain your house is by doing the house renovation and maintenance. A renovation is changing the entire settings of the house....

on Feb 21, 2018

How to Prepare Your Home for the Real Estate Market

by Boris Dzhingarov on Jul 21, 2016

Once you decide to put your home up for sale it becomes a product and products have to be appealing to the buyers, otherwise no one is going to want to bother even thinking about purchasing it, let alone making steps to buy. But, how do you make your home appealing to potential buyers? Well I spoke to some experts in the real estate world and learned some helpful tips for you.

Love at First Site

The first time a potential buyer looks at your property, they need to be wooed; otherwise you have to do a lot of work on the inside to cling on to them. If the exterior of your property isn’t great you can pretty much say goodbye to this sale. Here’s a checklist that you need to ensure you address:

  • Mow the front lawn and de-weed
  • Clip back any bushes or trees
  • Clean the gutters
  • Paint the window frames and the front door
  • Power wash your paving slabs

Depersonalize

This is a tricky one to get right, because you are going to want to make the house look lived in and that it would serve as an excellent family home, but you want it to be blank enough so that the prospective buyers are imagining themselves in the house and not just seeing your family. This entry will divide people as some buyers will probably want to see how the previous family has lived in the house, so it’s really up to you on whether you present the house as more of a blank slate or not. Get some advice from the realtor and see what they think is best for your house.

Spring Clean and Declutter

It goes without saying, but please make sure that your house is spotless. Prospective buyers need to be enticed and if your house has got a funny smell or a big smudge on the wall, they’re just going to turn around and leave. Find every bit of dust and dirt and show it the meaning of pain. Eradicate any stains and cobwebs, too. It’s the same principle behind making the exterior look great. Decluttering is related to both cleaning and the point above. You need to clear away most of your ‘stuff’, it will make the house look better (and it will be easier for the new people to visualize), plus it depersonalizes the house. The worst bits of clutter:

  • Children’s posters and drawings
  • DVDs and CDs (what are they?)
  • Tools and appliances left out (just put them away in cupboards)
  • Clothes on the floor
  • Children’s toys

You can always rent a storage container for a few weeks and hide a lot of your furniture that isn’t essential. Just don’t forget about it otherwise it will on that weird storage bidding show.

Get You and Your Pets Out

No one wants to look around a house whilst the current tenants and their seven Labradors are still home. Make sure you’re out of the house when there is a viewing, so the new people can really envisage themselves in the property.

Make sure you fix any cracks and cosmetics DIY issues as well as open up all the curtains and let in as much light as possible. Lastly, think like a buyer. Follow all this and you’ll sell your house in no time. 

Author

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

When to Use High Pressure Cleaning for Your Home

Before you paint your house, you need a high pressure cleaning to remove dirt from the walls. Failure to remove dirt from the walls increases the...

Cleaning / Maintenance

Choosing The Right Breed of Dog for Home Security Purposes

Nowadays, dogs are not only associated with the zone of man’s best friend but you can take help of your furry little friend in order to protect...

Safety / Security

4 Tips to help You Pick the Best Area Rug for Your Home

Most people don't realize how important it is to pick the right area rug. Pick the wrong one and it can completely ruin the look and feel of the...

Interior Design / Decor

Kitchen Remodeling: Latest Trends and Techniques

Whenever it comes to remodelling or renovating the house, kitchens are considered as the most important and crucial part of home improvement. As...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Showers vs Baths - What You Need to Know

When it comes to showers vs baths there are some things you should know about both options. They each have their own advantages and disadvantages....

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2018