Selling your home can be an arduous task. Not only do you have to be prepared for strangers to come in and out of your front door, you’ve got to keep everything in tip top shape if you want to sell fast.
But why should you keep it clean and tidy? And how can keeping on top of the dust and rubbish help to sell your home?
1. Ditch the clutter
When people come to look at your home, it’s important to remember that it’s the house they are coming to see – not your junk. While you might be fond of your teapot collection or miniature car gallery, clutter has the potential to distract viewers from the task in hand. At its worst, having too much ‘stuff’ around your home can put potential buyers off entirely.
Why not invest in some plastic boxes and store as much as you can in an out of sight location?
2. Make it sparkle
A house that’s full of dust and grime can instantly paint your home in a negative light. Taking the time to have a deep clean can brighten up your home and make it much more appealing, so it’s worth digging out those cleaning products or calling in a professional to make the place sparkle.
3. Make minor repairs
When you’ve been living in a house for some time, it can be easy to become blind to any minor repairs that need doing. Try and take an objective approach to your home and go round and make a list of any small jobs that have been neglected. It might be as simple as repairing a broken door handle or repairing a threadbare carpet, but it could make all the difference.
4. Beware of bad smells
Making sure your home is clean and tidy can prevent the build-up of bad smells. From a bin that hasn’t been taken out to mouldy food in the cupboard, you’d be surprised the smells some people will pick up on. Most people won’t be fooled by air freshener either, so be sure to air the house regularly and take out the rubbish!
5. Clean the things that don’t get regular attention
Most of us will admit that jobs like cleaning the windows and dusting out of sight places gets missed off our weekly cleaning list. But to prospective home buyers, abandoning these jobs can make all the difference. While it might be easy to think ‘they won’t notice that’, why leave it to chance?
At Domestique Hertfordshire, we’re often drafted in to help homeowners when they need additional support in getting their home ready to market. Whether it’s a one off clean or ongoing cleaning support, we can help. Why not call our expert team today on: 01727 808 710 or contact us here to see how we can help you sell your home.