As the cold winter weather makes way for sunnier days, spring is a favourite time to take your property to market. It may just be the sense of possibility that comes with the changing of the season, or excitement in the lead up to Christmas, but there’s something very appealing about selling a property in spring.
A favourite time for vendors to sell, you’re likely to be faced with stiff competition, so how do you make your home stand out from the crowd?
While the light is very beautiful in spring, its brightness can emphasise less-than-clean surfaces. Polish your tapware, remove cobwebs, wash your windows and dust your blinds. Take the time to polish your floors, mirrors and glass as clean reflective surfaces make a space feel larger.
Depersonalise your home
When it comes to selling your home, it's a good idea to remove your personal items from view. This admittedly can be difficult because It’s not the first thing you think of when getting your home ready for sale, but potential buyers want to envision their own personal items in the home, not yours. Removing items such as family photos will allow people to picture the home as theirs and give them a good idea of what it would feel like to live there.
If there are any repairs that have been waiting to be completed, now is the time to put them at the top of your list. Take a walk through your home and make a note of any repairs that need to be fixed. Ensuring that your home is in good condition will help make selling it that much easier. Things such as faulty light switches, leaky taps and damage to walls or windows will need to be fixed before you open your home to prospective buyers.
Update your decor
While some styles are timeless, there’s no doubt that certain trends don’t always appeal to prospective buyers. Try updating the decor to a modern, neutral theme that showcases the best features of your home. An appealing aesthetic is so important when attracting potential buyers as they are more likely to form a positive emotional response towards your home if it looks fabulous and inviting. Updating things like cushions and small decor is a really affordable way to refresh your space. If money is not a concern, consider hiring a professional interior stylist to stage and style your home for selling.