How to sell your home faster

Top Tips: How to make your home more valuable and sell faster


1.       Declutter

Get rid of anything taking up space that doesn’t improve the appearance of your property. Consider removing any bulky furniture that makes the rooms feel small.

2.       A fresh lick of paint

Give your walls a fresh lick of paint. Neutral paint will make your home seem lighter and bigger.

3.       Fix and clean

Clean everything until it sparkles. Get rid of lime scale, clean and repair tile grout, wax wooden floors. For cookers and other appliances it can be worth having them professionally cleaned.

4.       Tidy up the garden

Cut bushes back, clean the patio and cut the grass. Don’t forget about the appearance of your fences and gates.

5.       Light and airy

Wall mirrors make a room look much bigger and lighter. Consider putting some up, especially in smaller rooms or hallways. Clean windows inside and out and replace any broken light bulbs.

6.       Make it look pretty

Make sure the windows are properly dressed with blinds or curtains, as naked windows make a place feel impersonal and run down. Plants and flowers bring colour and life to a room.

7.       Get the right smells

Bad smells are the single biggest turn off for prospective buyers. Don’t just cover them up, fix the source of the smell. Good smells can turn a house into a home.

8.       Pets

Some visitors love them, some will hate them and some will be allergic to them. Either way they will at least be a distraction and take attention away from the property, so keep them away!

If you’re buying or selling a property in Lancaster, Preston or surrounding areas our specialist conveyancing solicitors can get you moving.

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