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Selling in Spring?

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Spring has always been a popular time to market homes. If you're planning on putting your property up for sale in the next few weeks, check out these top tips before you do.

Think bright and light
It may seem pointless to change your accessories or your colour scheme when you’re selling your home but it could make a big difference in attracting buyers. For the most part those people viewing your property will be able to look past your décor to an extent as they’re likely to decorate themselves but it doesn’t hurt to spruce things up and make your home seasonally attractive. Replacing heavy curtains with lighter fabrics, for example, or adding some bright or pastel coloured cushions to your couch can make a big difference. Just as in the winter you want to make your home seem cosy and warm, in spring your go-to words should be light, bright and clean. And remember, if all else fails – add flowers!

Sell the outside
After months of miserable weather, the slightest sign of sunshine gets us all excited about the spring and summer months – spending time in the garden, relaxing after work while the kids play. Help to sell that dream by making the most of your outdoor space. Make sure it’s neat and tidy, mow the lawn (apparently mowing the lawn diagonally makes the garden look bigger) and add some potted plants.

Freshen up
It may be a bit of a stretch that the smell of freshly baked bread can entice buyers but it’s certainly the case that a bad smelling home will put a lot of people off. Fill your house with the aroma of spring with flowers and light and fresh scents. And if you’ve just cut the grass anytime soon make sure you leave the windows open.

Deep clean your carpets
Chances are you’ve just spent the best part of three months holed up at home. More people in the house for longer periods means more opportunity for stains and smells to get into the carpet – not to mention muddy, wet shoes coming in from the cold. Before you market your home this spring get your carpets deep cleaned. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. You can hire professional in to do it for you. or save by hiring a rug doctor through B&Q or Homebase or even borrow a Vax machine from a friend who has made the investment and would be happy for someone to make more use of it.

So although the forcast is still decidedly wintery at the moment if you are planning on putting your house on the market in the coming months it is definately worthwhile having a good Spring clean to welcome the new season and potential buyer's into your home. 

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Important Information
All property sales and the financial advice that surrounds them are as unique as the people engaging in the transaction. It is important to not make a decision without seeking professional advice. If you want to sell your home and are considering redecorating before marketing, speak to one of our Property Professionals to get the best advice for presenting your home for sale before making any investment.

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