With spring being traditionally the busiest time of year in the property market, if you are looking to sell your home, you should start your planning now. This time of year is also commonly associated with spring cleaning, and it is possible to bring these two elements together to best sell your home.
At Williams of Petersfield, we are pleased to say we have helped many local vendors sell their home. It is fair to say the cleaning and decluttering process is hugely important because this will help you present the best image of your home.
Some of the benefits of the cleaning and decluttering process include:
- A spacious home that appeals to buyers
- A clean home that appeals to buyers
- Fewer personal items that prevent a buyer from imagining themselves living in the home
Therefore, if you want to make the best possible impact on buyers, you need to clean your home thoroughly and spring is the ideal time to carry this work out.
It is important that you set a few basic rules or guidelines place when it comes to spring cleaning. The amount of time you need will depend on a range of things, such as the current condition of your home, the size of your home, whether you have help to clean the house and what cleaning equipment you are using.
Consider the condition of your home in planning your spring clean
Each cleaning job is unique so make sure you consider your own circumstances and give yourself as much time as you require to clean the house to a good standard. Some homeowners decide to hire a cleaning professional or cleaning company to do the work for you. This is entirely your choice. It will incur a cost but some people believe the standard of cleaning provided by a professional more than justifies the initial outlay on a cleaning professional.
The kitchen and bathroom are two of the most important rooms in the house and these have to be spotless. There was a trend when vendors were advised to upgrade their bathroom and/or kitchen before selling their home, but this is no longer the case. It is best to leave home improvement work of this nature to a buyer, but you should spend a considerable amount of time ensuring these rooms have been cleaned to the highest possible standard.
Plan to please the tastes of the likely buyer, not your own
If you are considering decorating your home before placing it on to the market, keep things simple. There is no need to over-elaborate at this stage and also, bear in mind it is the buyer’s tastes that are important, not yours. Offering a fresh and simple style is more important than spending large sums of money on a new look. There is nothing wrong with adding a fresh lick of paint to your home in spring but keep it light and upbeat, befitting the season.
Any Petersfield vendor looking to sell their home this spring will benefit from help from the experts. Contact Williams of Petersfield if you need guidance or assistance in selling your home.