Placing your house on the market, and deciding to move, is a major stress building exercise, not only due to the cost involved, but also the move itself, the steps involved in buying a new home and saying goodbye to all the memories.
We all want top dollar for our properties, and we can achieve this by following the advice of your agent, and presenting your house in the best possible light. Here are a few tricks of the trade, to help you present your home in the best light.
Mow the lawn, weed the garden and trim the hedges. A few hundred dollars spent on the exterior, could relate to thousands in the offer. So add a few potted plants, plant some flowers and add a feature item.
Clear out the garage, and remove all the boxes, old bicycles and tool kits. If you have pets, clear all signs of the pets before you show your home, pick up all their mess and toys, and repair areas they might have damaged.
Appearance is everything when selling or buying a house, and most people struggle to envisage how their furniture will look in a new house. This is even more of an issue if the house is small or cluttered with furniture, boxes and other unsightly items.
Our tip is to rent a short term storage unit until you’ve sold your house, and move anything from extra cars on the property, boxes, or items that might not present the best look.
Storage facilities offer short term and long term solutions, and they are normally only a call or a click away. Online ordering is now the norm, and you can get an indication of how much space you will need by using the online space calculator.
It is important to remember that a bare and uncluttered home and garage gives the appearance of space, and your home might seem bigger than it is, and this illusion only translates into more cash for you.