How to prepare your house or flat for sale
Are you planning to sell your house? Then you obviously want it to be sold quickly and at a good price. To increase your chances of a quick sale, it is important to prepare your house as well as possible for visitors or a photographer. Read here how to get started.Read article
Are you planning to sell your house? Then naturally you want it to be sold quickly and at a good price. To increase your chances of a quick sale, it is important to prepare your home as well as possible for visitors or a photographer. Read how to get started here.
1. Cleaning and tidying up
The first tip speaks for itself: make sure you give your house or flat a thorough cleaning before your visitors arrive. A clean house makes a much better impression than a poorly maintained one.
2. Repairing damage
Are there still repairs that need to be done that you keep putting off? Now is the time to roll up your sleeves. Make a priority list and work through it step by step.
That way, your home will be in tip-top shape for the new residents and they will certainly thank you. If there are any defects that cannot be fixed, just communicate them honestly.
3. (Re)styling your interior
You will probably have noticed it yourself: stylishly furnished rooms immediately score with potential buyers or tenants.
If you want to go that extra mile to make a sale, consider rearranging your house to make it more pleasing to the eye. You can make rooms look even more spacious, play with light and emphasise positive points.
So, for example, make sure that your beautiful floor is not hidden under a carpet, that you open the curtains and that your furniture is in harmony with each other.
You can also
- Hide cables so that they are not visible;
- Neatly store children’s or pets’ belongings;
- Place plants for even more cosiness.
4. Storing personal items
In addition to the above techniques, experts strongly recommend storing personal objects such as photos, clothing, medication and so on when there are visitors. This gives the visitor a more neutral view of the property. As soon as your house has been viewed or photographed, you can put everything back.
5. Publish quality images
If you have made the necessary preparations for the publication of your property, it is of course very useful to create attractive and high-quality images. This can be in the form of photos or videos. Just as the clothes make the man, the images make the building.
At The Housing Company we use the latest technologies to create virtual tours of our properties. This gives potential visitors an exclusive look behind the scenes and makes the sale of a property extremely efficient.