Selling your house is easier than you think, especially with our help. We will guide you and teach you how to sell your house without the use of a high street estate agent. Here are some simple things you can do that will improve your chances of getting a better price.
1. Clean the outside of your home
This won’t take long and can take years off the age of your home. Simply grab a scrubbing brush or broom and a clean bucket of soapy water. You will be surprised how much grime and dirty they accumulate over the years.
A new doormat or front door is also another way you can improve the look of your home. Don’t under estimate the importance of the entrance to your home. If you can impress someone who walks by and takes a quick look through then you will more than likely get them to take the next step into the house!
2. Spruce up your garden
You can do this by sweeping and edging all your footpaths, trim your trees and shrubs clearing any overhanging branches from windows and the house. It would help to also get some new pot plants or simply tidy up the existing pots by painting them or replacing them with new ones. You can make all your pots look better by placing mulch or loose stones in the top of the pot plant.
3. Renew your painted surfaces
Nothing will freshen up your house more than a coat of fresh paint. You should try and put a coat across your window sills, doors and any handrails that are in the front yard. Also, clean your timber deck if you property has one.
4. Clean carpets and tiles
Cleanliness of a home is important as it indicates that the home was well cared for. A steam clean will only cost a few hundred and help restore your floors to that almost brand new look.
5. Complete the small jobs you put off
There is no better time to tackle those odd jobs such as, loose paving stones, cracked window panes, broken tiles or blinds. All those jobs you have been putting off can all be done in a weekend and may add thousands to your home.
6. Small details
If your home is looking a bit tired inside you can help make it look fresh and new by replacing the fittings and fixtures. Another tip is replace door handles, cupboard handles and taps. All these things will make an old home look more modern.
7. Remove any rubbish or left over building materials
We often see old building material lying around the outside of the house or at the garden. Get a skip and remove all the rubbish and left over building materials. Alternatively, find your local waste and recycling centre and dump your rubbish there.
8. Decorate and clean your bathroom
An old looking and dirty bathroom will be a turn off for most people. Replace your taps and any fixtures with new ones. A good tip is to consider replacing your toilet seat and even consider buying new towels and mats. Lastly and most importantly put some plants inside your bathroom. They freshen the outlook and add hint of colour. Flowers are also a good alternative.