My Top 5 Tips in Getting Ready to Sell your House by Dipika Mistry - The Law House Family Law Solicitors, London & Peterborough

My Top 5 Tips in Getting Ready to Sell your House by Dipika Mistry

By in All Blogs, Property Law Category on October 1st, 2014

My family call me fussy and picky and I disagree but when it came to looking at buying a house they are 100% right. Thinking about what I have done in the past when sellinga property I realise it is all about the look, smell and feel. My tips have noting to do with the survey or the structure or anything legal related.

  • If you want the process to proceed as painlessly and as quickly as possible. It really is worth thinking about your target market. Know who you are trying to sell it to, say a young family or a professional couple but the marketing should appeal to both.
  • When I was looking for a house I had to be able to see myself living there with my family and children. Too much clutter made many houses look smaller and untidy. Put stuff away that you don’t use, get rid of what you don’t need, and make sure there are no smelly rooms such as bathrooms and kitchen. Put the dogs or cats with family or friends.  Hoover up all the pet hair! Have a bottle of Fabreze to hand.
  • A fresh lick of paint goes a long way in making your home look cleaner and fresher. Let the light in, make sure doors are hanging and that there are clean crisp tea towels hanging on hooks. I am amazed at how many homes have mis-matched door handles. I realise that I am picky but it makes you question if the house is looked after.
  • If you can’t afford to spend money make sure that the house is really really spotless. Paying for industrial cleaner will be money well-spent.  Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms, which need to be inviting, again get the clutter out of the bathroom. Make sure the tooth brushes are new and not flattened like a pancake. If the toilet set is loose tighten the screw or get a new one. New towels which are only used for viewings. A bit of greenery can add to the overall feel. Myself, I tend to kill plants off but you know what I mean. So clear out cupboards, people do look because I know i dodo. Mow the lawn it is the extra room in most people’s homes.
  • First impressions do count, and you’ll want the house to appeal to as many people as possible; the more people there are who like the property, the higher the selling price should be. So sweep up the leaves which are starting to fall, and make sure the entrance to the house and hall are tidy and inviting. Let the estate agent know that you are keeping a parking space free for viewers. Dont be doing the laundry when people arrive!

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