Spring is a very popular time to sell. With flowers blossoming in the garden and more natural light in the home, your house has the potential to look its best. To mark the official beginning of UK springtime, we’ve got some spring cleaning tips to help you impress potential buyers this spring.
1. First impressions count
The exterior of your house sets the tone for the whole of your house for prospective buyers. If you have a driveway and front garden it’s important that you give this a serious tidy. Think about adding some colourful flowers or potted plants outside your door to brighten up the entrance. Other things to consider is mowing the lawn, cleaning your house number or name and tidying your gate or front fence if you have one.
2. Get rid of any clutter
Clean and clear surfaces will allow the prospective buyer to visualise how they will utilise the space. It will not only make your house appear bigger and lighter but will make the moving process a little easier if you’ve already gotten rid of your junk.
3. Clean your windows inside and out
People often forget about the windows but this can make such a huge difference. Wiping the outside frames can give the whole house a fresh look and cleaning the windows will allow that wonderful spring sunshine to flood in.
4. A fresh lick of paint
This can absolutely transform the exterior and interior of your home. Stick with light, neutral colours as this will appeal to a wider audience and will match most furniture that they might bring into the house.
Photos of your family are a wonderful addition to any home. However, on this occasion, people want to envisage their family living there and not yours. Minimise your family photos or children’s drawings for the viewings.
6. Deep clean the kitchen and bathroom
There’s nothing more off-putting than a grubby oven or a mouldy shower. Invest in thoroughly cleaning all your appliances and bathrooms and make sure these rooms are well-ventilated to prevent mould and smells.
At Seymours, our friendly team of property professionals are on hand to help you find your dream home. Contact us or visit one of our local branches to discuss your property needs.