There are a wide range of reasons why people choose to move home: downsize, upgrade, growing family, financial reasons, relocation etc. It is a huge undertaking and a very stressful period for everyone involved. One area that shouldn’t be overlooked however is the way that you should present your home. If you are going to have viewings and let a stream of people come and look around, it only seems natural that your property should be tidy and clean. If you have the time available, then you should invest in giving your home a deep clean.
Before giving your property a deep clean inside, it is a good idea to make sure that the outside areas like drive, garden, balcony, windows are clean and presentable, as this is what gives your potential buyer an idea or impression as to what lay inside. It is best to have covered all bases, and so to tidy your garden, wash your windows from the outside and make sure there isn’t any clutter lying around will be greatly beneficial.
In terms of the interior, it really is a good idea to try and keep things minimal without too much fuss. Buyers do not want to be overloaded with ornaments, pictures or other memorabilia that could detract from the experience of the property. It can also make the property seem more enclosed and smaller than it is, so try and keep this in mind. Be careful where you store the unnecessary belongings however, because sometimes viewers like to have a peek inside cupboards or open doors and may see where you have gathered everything!
The final option is to give your house a thorough deep clean. This would include cleaning your carpet. Ideally, you would hire a professional to give your carpets and rugs a deep clean, or hire your own steam cleaner for the day. It will amaze you, how much difference it makes to your living space.
People say the kitchen and bathroom are the most important rooms for potential buyers and so really go to town with these and make sure they sparkle. Again, de-clutter, dust and scrub in as many nooks and crannies as you can think of. Wash, scrub and polish the floors if they are lino or tiled, shiny floors are magical. Clean the skirting boards with a damp cloth. Wipe down mirrors and interior windows so that they really let the suns light shine through and light your beautiful rooms. It sounds like a lot of effort, but in just a day or two, your property could be hosting viewers, and will sure to be so much more likely to sell for you.