How to Prepare Your Property Before Selling

By Justin Weinger

If you’re planning to sell a house,  you  may want to stage your property prior to putting it on the market. Staging a property means adapting  or  upgrading the entire house, or a few of its elements, which makes it appeal more to potential buyers and earns you a bigger profit. In this article, we reveal a few of the most effective changes you can make to your property to increase its appeal and value.

Invest in Curb Appeal

Enhancing  the look of your garden or facade to ensure it looks better from the road  can  make  an  impactful  change  to your property.   If  you  have  a  front  garden or yard, make sure you keep it well weeded, mowed, trimmed, and pruned. In addition, consider   a   few   colorful  plants,  some  outdoor  lighting, and decorative  features  to  make  it  feel and look as welcoming as possible.  The  idea  is  to  make  potential  buyers feel like your home is a place they could see themselves living in.

Freshen Up 

If paintwork  is  scuffed  or  carpet  is  faded,  you  might  want  to  give  each  of these elements a little TLC. You’d be amazed at how big of a difference  a   repaint,   replace,   sand,   varnish,  or  polish  can make. Some changes can be quite expensive, but they’ll be worth it when it  comes to the profit you’ll get in return. To afford making these upgrades in the short  term,  you  could take out a personal loan. It’s possible to get matched with options in less than 60 seconds, so you don’t have to waste  time  waiting  around. Be sure to check out the repayment options and put a plan in place for how you’re going to repay the loan.

Declutter

If  your  personal  items  are left lying around, viewers will find it hard  to  imagine  making the place their own. A mess can make rooms  look  smaller,  dirtier,  and far less stylish, so tidy up and get  rid  of  things  you  don’t  need or use. Consider investing in storage  options  to  make the process easier and avoid stuffing things haphazardly in cupboards.

It's the Small Touches

Thoughtful little touches like fresh flowers and attractive ornaments will add additional character and appeal to any space. It will also improve the mood of visitors, helping them to draw more positive conclusions about your home.

Tidy Gardens and Outbuildings

Make sure you show off the potential of any outdoor spaces you have. Fix and treat fences, sweep and weed pathways, and trim overgrown plants. Think about cleaning sheds and garages too, as they can be a major selling point for buyers.

Great Pictures

If  you’re  taking pictures to sell a property, be sure to do it on a day  with  plenty  of  natural  light.  Open all windows and doors, and   take   pictures  across  each  room  to  make  it  feel  more spacious.   Try  to  use  your photographs  to reveal the order in which the property is set out, and how  you  get from one room to the next. Be sure to include plenty of characterful features in the images. Don’t use  special  lenses  or filters as it will look like you’re  trying  to  hide something  or  falsely  exaggerate certain aspects of a space.

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