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5 Ways to get Your Property Ready for Sale

Date Posted: 22 February 2018

1. Declutter 

This is a big job, but it is one that is better done sooner than later. You should go through all the rooms in your house and throw away or donate items that you no longer need or want to take to your next home. If you are someone who finds it difficult to get rid of possessions, consider renting a storage space. Potential buyers will want to imagine themselves in the house and you want your property to look as clean and spacious as possible. This may be difficult to get to a minimalist state but it will make it so much easier for viewing and will be such a help when you come to move.


 2. Deep Clean

This is a good one to tackle after you declutter! This clean needs to include all of the extra cleaning jobs you don't do that often, but it will be worth it. If you have carpet consider renting a proper carpet cleaning machine, wash all of the windows inside and out, as well as getting all of that grime out of the nooks and crannies in the bathroom. Don't just think about the inside, the exterior needs your attention too, power wash the patio and driveway, mow the lawn, trim the trees etc.


3. Fix the Odds and Ends

Things like discoloured paint, cracked tiles and thread bear carpets might seem like silly things to fix when you want to buy a new home. But a prospective buyer can be put off by little things, that can be easily solved by you. 


4. Be smart on viewings 

When it comes to viewings on your home, it’s always best to get an agent to do it – they know their job. And, as the owner, you should ideally vacate. If you must conduct viewings yourself, have a plan of what rooms you are going to show first – the best ones should be first or last. Be impartial and ready for any questions.


5. Pick the Right Estate Agent

We at Aktons Estate Agents take pride in providing a professional and personal property service to each and every client, and include expert market advice from professional property agents. We have a comprehensive database of applicants matching quality buyers to properties, bespoke service and understanding of your exact property requirements with a proven track record of selling success.

If you would like a complimentary, no obligation accurate valuation please give us a call on 02920 881 441, or book online.