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11 tips to help you sell your property

Posted in   Aug 31 , 2023

Selling your home can be made easier by following these eleven simple tips.

Declutter

We all have excess stuff laying around and hidden in the nooks and crannies of our homes. Getting rid of this, or even just putting it in storage, can have a huge effect on how spacious your home feels. Consider getting rid of bulky furniture, as it can make a room feel smaller than it is.

Revitalise

A lick of paint is one of the cheapest ways to revitalise and reinvigorate a property. Don't forget the front door. Remember, first impressions count. 

Repair

Unattended minor repairs can cause concern for potential buyers because they may believe that if you neglect minor repairs, you will also neglect larger maintenance issues. 

Clean

Dirty homes feel uncared for and can create the same impression as unattended repairs: that you haven't been looking after the property. Remove limescale, clean skirting boards, and scrub all of your surfaces until they shine. When you are selling a property, aim for a showhome look, not a lived-in look. 

Kitchen

Per square foot, your kitchen is the most valuable room in your property. If your kitchen is looking tired and outdated, then it is definitely worth taking a bit of time to update it. If you can't afford to replace the cabinets, then consider painting them in order to give your kitchen a low-cost makeover.

Light

Light and airy homes are always more attractive than dark and dingy ones. Make sure that all of your light bulbs are working. Clean the windows to let as much natural light in as possible. Consider putting some carefully placed mirrors on the wall to bounce light around the room. They can also help to create the optical illusion that a room is bigger than it is.

Garden

If you have a garden or outdoor space, remember that that is part of the property you are trying to sell, and the state of it can make or break a viewing. Cut back overgrown bushes, mow the lawn, clean the patio or decking area, and make sure that your garden furniture is in good condition. When you sell a property, you are selling a lifestyle. No one wants to imagine themselves spending long summer days in a garden that is overgrown and neglected.

Smell

A bad smell will put off most buyers. So find the source and eliminate it. Make sure your bins are empty and dirty washing is dealt with; even when hidden away, it still emits an odour. If you would like to fill your home with a pleasant scent after removing bad odours, then simple scents like vanilla, cinnamon, or citrus are the most popular among potential buyers. Trying to mask a bad scent with another simply results in a mix of scents, which can be very unpleasant. 

Fire

On cooler days, light your fire to make your property warm and welcoming. The rising cost of energy has made working fireplaces more attractive to buyers, so having yours lit is a great way to show it off.

Plants

The nation's obsession with biophilic design does not seem to be abating. The idea that humans possess an innate desire to seek a connection with nature is embraced through the integration of nature into interior design. Whether you choose to bring flowers or plants into your home, their presence can bring both colour and life to a room and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Agent

Choose Lanarkshire Law to sell your property. You should always instruct the right estate agent to sell your property. Give us a call on 01698 441327 or send us an email to sales@lanarkshireestateagents.co.uk to find out why we think we are the best choice to sell your Lanarkshire property. 

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