The initial impression that your home makes is long lasting. Concentrate on first impressions, as a well maintained exterior is an important part of showcasing your home. Paint your front door, tidy the garden and make the entrance area as welcoming as possible. If you live in an apartment, do your best to improve the communal areas. If they look unkept it will appear that the building is not well maintained.
You don’t need to obsess over depersonalising your home, but if rooms are painted bright colours you should consider a quick coat of neutral paint. Keith Lowe, CEO of DNG, says: “Purchasers are trying to picture themselves living in your home so minimise personal possessions and de-clutter to maximise your sales price”.
The first step is to choose an agent who is enthusiastic about selling your property and someone who will sell the positives of your home.
Here are some of the tips we would recommend but we have a few extra ones up our sleeves…