How To Prepare Your House For Sale

With all the houses n the market today, home buyers can afford to raise their standards. If you want to sell your home fast, you need to whip your home into great shape. It should be in a primary condition to convince potential buyers to sign on the dotted line!

Here are the things you need to do to before putting your house on the market:


Letting go of your home can be emotional and painful. It’ll take time for you to move on and accept that it’s not where you’re going to sleep every night anymore but if you want to convince potential buyers, disassociate yourself from it. Remove your family photographs and some furniture items, too. You want your buyers to be able to imagine their own pictures and artworks on the walls. If you don’t want your house to be bare, stick with more neutral furniture pieces.

Declutter and clean

Before opening your house for home buyers, make sure that you have already put away the junk you’ve collected for years. Go through the items in your garage, kitchen cabinets and bookcases and decide whether you’ll donate it or you’ll throw it away. You also need to clean every corner of the house. Wash the windows inside and out, dust furniture, wax floors, scrub the sinks and countertops and make sure that there’s no rust around the faucet and shower head. If your house is too big or you can’t spare the time, you may want to pay for a cleaning service.

Rearrange the furniture and organise everything

When you open your house for viewing, expect that buyers will go through the rooms and open closets to check the amount of space the house has. Organised items will give the appearance that you take good care of it. Additionally, to make the house look bigger rearrange the furniture and try to buy new linens and pillows that are a neutral colour.

Repair what needs to be repaired

The quality of your home’s doors and fixtures can make or break your sale. As mentioned, home buyers have a lot of choice in the market and they won’t have second thoughts if they want to skip your house. To avoid these, make sure to inspect all the rooms for anything that needs to be fixed such as cracked floor or bathroom tiles, leaky faucets, doors and windows that shut properly or burned-out light bulbs and have them repaired before their visit.

Clean the outside

As the readers’ saying goes, ‘Don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ may also apply with home buyers judging a house with it’s exterior. Make potential buyers want to enter your house by pressure washing your pathway, clearing the rain gutters and trimming the bushes in your front garden. You may also want to make your front door inviting by painting it with a fresh coat. Replace old house numbers that can easily be seen from the curb and lastly, buy a new welcome mat to let buyers know they’re invited inside.Selling your property can be really stressful that’s why Moovahome is more than happy to provide outstanding professional services in terms of selling your property. For more information about our services, give us a call on 01793 512345.