Moving House? Take A Moment To Read This
Has the time come for you to sell up and move to a different house? If so, then there will be many things to do and sort out before you can list your current home on the market. You will need to find a top-rated realtor to help you sell your home. Remember, prospective buyers don’t often want to move into a fixer-upper so be sure that your home is move-in ready for the new owners.
You should take some time to declutter your property. This includes all rooms and places such as the garage. Wherever people will be looking when they want to buy your home needs to be clear of your belongings. The reason to declutter is that when people look around they need to be able to envision their own items filling the space in your home. They won’t be able to do this if your stuff is filling every space and gap. Another reason is that if your home is filled with junk then it will make the rooms look small and cramped. If you open up these spaces by putting your items away then the rooms will look roomier. You don’t want to lose a sale due to your personal items being around the place.
Once you have decluttered it is important to spend some time cleaning your property. Dust, dirt, and other debris can gather over the years and can be missed in general cleans. This is okay and can be sorted with a simple deep clean. Areas to focus on are extractor fans and oven hoods, these can get especially dusty. Rooms to focus your attention on are the kitchen and the bathroom, when these are dirty it can be extremely noticeable. You need to ensure they both sparkle ready for pictures to be taken and buyers looking around. Take extra care to ensure that there is no black mold around the bath.
Floors will need to be cleaned as well as the rest of the house. This takes care of any dust or pet hair leftover from cleaning. As well as hoovering, carpets should be shampooed. This ensures all ground in dirt is taken away and the place is left smelling amazing. If you don’t want to do this yourself then you can call in a professional carpet cleaning service and they will do it for you.
Finally, one last thing to check your home for is anything that needs repairing. As mentioned above buyers will not want to move into a property that needs repairs. Now is the perfect time to make your way through that repair to-do list. One particular area to double-check is the roof, this can be sneaky and there may be a leak that you have missed. Unfortunately, if you leave this it can cause bigger problems for the new owners.
You could lose a sale due to repairs not being carried out. When someone wants to buy your home they will send out a building surveyor to make sure everything is okay with the structure of your home. If anything major crops up on this then you could lose yourself a home sale.
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