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Tips For Selling Your Home In Spring

If you’re planning to put your home on the market in the next few months in Gee Cross, Romiley, Woodley & surrounds, now is the time to spring into action (see what we did there?).

Traditionally, the property market booms in springtime, with many buyers and sellers opting to wait out the winter and make their move when the days start to get longer and warmer.

With spring just a few weeks away, we’ve compiled a list so you can prepare your home for a successful spring sale.

  1. Have a spring clean
    Now is the time to have a good clear out. Prospective buyers are looking for a home that they can make their own and will find piles of bric-a-brac a turn-off. And don’t just focus on the living areas and bedrooms. Declutter the bathroom and remove cleaning and beauty products from view.
  2. General maintenance
    Is your home looking a little tired after a year of pandemic living? Freshen up the walls with a lick of paint and do all the odd jobs – like clearing the gutters – that you’ve been putting off.
  3. Think about presentation
    Put yourself in the shoes of a prospective buyer and imagine how they might make use of your property. Perhaps the spare room you use for a home gym would be more appealing if presented as a home office? Speak to an estate agent for advice about how to present your home so you can maximise your asking price.
  4. Get planting
    More than ever, people are craving outdoor space and access to nature – so give them what they want! Plant colourful flowers at the front and back of your property for immediate impact. If you don’t have a garden, use plant pots to create interest.
  5. Get the floors cleaned.
    It’s tempting to hide those red wine stains under a rug, but eagle-eyed buyers will move furniture and floor coverings to find out what’s underneath. Get your carpets cleaned and if you have floorboards, polish them so that they’re gleaming.
  6. Clean the windows.
    Grimy, streaky windows are a turn-off and don’t show your house in the best light.
  7. Let the light in.
    A key reason to sell in spring is to take advantage of the natural light. Clean the curtains and make sure you open them before a viewing to show your home at its best.
  8. Get rid of animal odours.
    If you were one of the many to get a pandemic puppy, congratulations! We’re sure your furry friend is gorgeous, but it’s inevitable that your home now has a particular doggy smell. Wash the dog’s bedding and pack away all the chew-toys and squeaky toys. Also, invest in some scented candles.
  9. Create a grand entrance.
    Pay careful attention to your front door (does it need a lick of paint?) and hallway as buyers will form an opinion the moment they step over the threshold. Make sure all remnants of winter – muddy boots and heavy coats – are out of sight.
  10. Get an expert valuation
    The property market has been the subject of all sorts of headlines during the past year. Until you speak to an expert, you won’t have a realistic picture of the housing market and what you can expect to get for your property.

If you’d like an update on the state of the housing market in Gee Cross, Romiley, Woodley and surrounding areas, or advice about selling your home, get in touch with us here at On The Move Property Boutique.

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