While it would be nice to think everything runs to order or some form of a plan when selling your home, this is often not the case. Selling your home can be unpredictable, and you need to be flexible. The viewing process is crucial in selling your home, and while it is helpful to have a lot of time to prepare your home for prospective buyers, you don’t always have a lot of prior notice.
Sometimes, interested buyers announce their intention or desire to view your home with limited notice. Hopefully, you can keep your home relatively clean, so it doesn’t take too long to be presentable, but no matter how much notice you have, there is always last minute work to carry out when selling your home.
All stages of the sales process are essential, but the viewing process is critical. Many prospective buyers have an interest at this point, but it is only when they see your home, perhaps on a few occasions, that they decide to make an offer. Some prospective buyers like to view your home on different occasions, possibly gauging your area for light or traffic at separate times of the day.
Selling your home while you live in it means that it isn’t going to be showroom ready at a minute’s notice, but if you have a limited amount of time to prepare your home for a viewing, there are a few areas you should focus on:
· Declutter as best you can
· Ensure the kitchen and bathroom are in excellent condition
· Vacuum all carpets
· Place fresh linen and bedding on your bed
· Add the finishing touches that grab attention
When you are preparing your home for sale, you know that decluttering is essential. When you declutter a house, you create space, and you remove a lot of the personal belongings that pose a barrier to some buyers imagining themselves in your home. Take the time to create space, tidy your home, and create a welcoming atmosphere for any visitors.
While you want to clean every room, you need to pay particular attention to the kitchen and bathroom. Whatever time you have before a viewing takes place, devote time to cleaning these rooms and creating the best impression on these essential rooms.
Some homeowners overlook their carpet, but a growing number of homeowners are paying more attention to the floor. Get your vacuum cleaner out, and make sure that your floor is in good condition. A clean floor looks appealing, but it also helps to create a fresher atmosphere in the room.
Another aspect that captures attention for all the right reasons is crisp and fresh bed linen. When your bedroom has the chic of a hotel room and is orderly, it will make buyers appreciate what is on offer.
Lastly, there is always a lot to be said for the finishing touches around a house before a viewing occurs. Fresh flowers, scented candles and fruit in a basket in the kitchen all add nice touches that catch the eye and helps buyers to remember your home positively.
If you’re looking to sell your home, get in touch with Mitchells Estate Agents, and we’ll be delighted to help.
Before putting your home on the market be sure you are making an informed choice by arranging a FREE MARKETING APPRAISAL.