411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Timber Products in Wet Environments

Although timber and water do not mix well, it is really hard not to use any wood at all in the bathroom. More often than not cabinets are made out...

on Nov 22, 2017

The Best Glass Garage Doors for Restaurants

Restaurants have different sizes and features. But so do garage doors. When they meet each other, they make the perfect pair for all the right...

on Nov 17, 2017

How to Pick the Right Refrigerator for Your Kitchen

Whether you love cooking or just enjoy being in the kitchen to grab a quick bite out of the fridge; there’s no denying the importance your...

on Nov 16, 2017

How to Repair Your Forklift Battery

Although in principle forklift batteries are similar to car batteries when it comes down to repairing them the process is very different. In...

on Nov 15, 2017

Why Sectional Doors are the Best Garage Door Option

One would think that an overhead garage door, which consists of many parts, and needs good care to remain safe will not t be so popular. But the...

on Nov 15, 2017

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

Random Articles

Oil Vs Gas: What's Best for Heating Your House?

With cold weather setting in, many homeowners are looking at different ways to heat their homes. Most furnaces use either oil or natural gas, and...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

How to Install a Replacement Bathtub

Although bathtub installation is typically left to the professionals and isn’t an easy DIY plumbing project because it involves working with a...

Bedroom / Furnishings

Digital Calipers : How to Avoid the Value Disordering?

A lot of users complain that the digital calipers are not durable, and may break down for only several days. It is broken since digital calipers...

Tools / Woodworking

A Guide to Finding the Right Movers for Your Home

Making a change of residence is a major undertaking that will require a significant amount of planning. One of the most important steps in the...

Real Estate / Finance

How to Keep Garage Doors for Years

The choices we make define our lives. All decisions you make today concerning your garage door will reflect on your life tomorrow in terms of...

Doors / Garages

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017