How to Get your Home Ready for Sale

If you are preparing to put your house on the market, you can enjoy a far smoother process if you take some tips from the experts. There are two main angles to this.

Making your home attractive to prospective buyers

  • Your home should look fresh and clean on viewing days. Consider employing professional cleaners for this important phase. A deep clean may be necessary, but regular dusting and vacuuming will also really make a difference. Ensure that you look up at the cobwebs as well as at the floors and surfaces.
  • Think about smell. You don’t need to bake bread and brew coffee every time you have a viewing, but it can help. Ensure that you air your home regularly rather than using scented air fresheners. Fresh flowers can help, although not everyone is fond of the smell of lilies. Polish the furniture with beautifully scented beeswax.
  • Look at the exterior of the house and consider if the windows need a lick of paint. Does the lawn need mowing? Is it time to clear that pile of rubbish hidden behind the shed? Do the gutters need cleaning? Do you need to do some weeding or clear away those tired looking pot plants?

Preparing to pack – this will help you to think ahead about decluttering

  • Have a deep de-clutter of books, magazines, kitchen equipment, computer equipment and clothes.
  • Decide if you are going to pack yourself or employ a removal firm to handle this important task for you.
  • If your house is cluttered with furniture but you are reluctant to get rid of it, consider putting some of it into storage before you even put your house on the market.

For all professional services regarding moving and storage, you can rely on Gallagher’s of Newcastle. Full and part-packing services are available, for example, you may want to have just your valuables and glasses professionally packed for peace of mind on the day.