When you come to list your home, you must stage it. The reason behind this is it makes it much easier for applicants to see themselves in your home.
Make sure you put away any personal items as this can make it hard for others to visualise themselves in the home. For example any family photos off the sides and make sure your clothes are put away.
Declutter the home by packing up things that you don't use on a regular basis. For example magazines, family photos or board games. Leaving surfaces free of clutter you can make your home look more spacious.
Clean, clean, clean! Before the photos and viewings, make it look as spotless as possible, as it shows you take care of the home.
Any scratches on the wall? Scuffs to the skirting boards? Little touch ups will complete the whole home and give it a new lease of life. It will appeal to those who are looking for a home to move straight into as well as those who want to decorate.
Do you no longer like that bright blue wall in the bathroom? Or the bright green in the downstairs toilet? If you can, re-paint over them and go neutral, as they can put clients off. For example a white room with a neutral carpet will look a lot bigger than a room with darker paint. White will give a sense of space.
First impressions count, don't stop the viewing before they have even entered the home. Give your door a clean, trim any bushes, broom any paths and clean any windows. Let your home look inviting and fresh from the outside as this will be the first thing they see online and in person on the viewing, so make it count.
Keep the curtains open at all times on a viewing. By giving more light, will make the rooms seem bigger and give a further sense of space. You may also be advised to have all your lights on as this will make the home feel more cosey and homely, rather than cold and dark.
If you need help with staging your Ashford home, call Andrew and Oli today on 01233 501601 and they can pop over to advise you further. Alternatively if you are looking for a valuation on your home, head over to our valuation page.