Selling your home is a big decision but it doesn’t need to be as stressful as you expect. What many people don’t appreciate fully is that relatively small things can often affect the value you will get from selling your home in a big way!Buying a property is not something that most people jump into lightly, as it is one of the biggest decisions they will make in their lives. Because of this, they can be easily put-off by relatively small factors. Don't worry though as many of these can be easily fixed, especially once you take a look at this list of '6 Ways to Easily Increase the Value of your Property'Click To Tweet
The exterior must be kept clean, tidy and attractive:
While it may seem to be a cliche to say “First impressions are lasting impressions”, it is just as true for properties as it is for people. Before going for an initial viewing it is very likely that a prospective home-buyer will already have taken a look at your property online, but this will merely have offered them a virtual representation. When they walk up to the outside of your property for the first time, the first true test will begin.
If the first sight that a potential buyer is confronted by is exterior mess/untidiness, then this immediately gives a bad impression that is enough to put many people off. They may have appreciated the fancy photos or videos online, but reality doesn’t always live up to expectation.
Basic steps you can take to give a great first impression include making sure your garden is free from clutter and weeds, that it is swept well and any plants are neatly pruned. You should also keep your swimming pool free from leaves/debris and clean it.
Washing outside fixtures like the front door and all the windows is also a must. To make a big impact for a small price and effort it’s also a great idea to repaint the front door, garage door, window frames and other features. To maximise the attractiveness of the exterior of your home you could also consider some bright, colourful flowers for that extra touch.
Invest in a professional home cleaning service:
When a buyer arrives to view your property they will almost certainly be looking very closely and quite possibly notice details that they wouldn’t ordinarily when living in the property themselves. This is because buying a new home is such a big decision, so that small patch of dust in the corner may just catch their eye and not in a good way!
You will be surprised how much dust, dirt and grime accumulates in those harder to reach areas, even if you give your home a regular weekly clean. To successfully market your property looking its absolute best, a professional home cleaning service is a great investment.
During this process, a small team of professionally trained cleaning professionals will spend a number of hours thoroughly cleaning your house from top to bottom, room to room, with other options available to add on such as an oven clean. The added benefit for you is that these teams use equipment that most ordinary people don’t own such as pressure steam washers.