Top Tips on How to Prepare Your Home for Sale


When it comes to selling your home there’s nothing more important than giving a prospective buyer a great first impression. This might sound obvious, but the fact is most sellers tend to neglect one or two details that, whilst seemingly insignificant, really do present a home in the best possible light, increasing the likelihood of making that all-important sale. So, with that in mind, we’re going to take a look at a few simple, easy steps to ensure your property gets the attention it deserves…


Cleanliness is Key 

You’d be surprised how many people don’t go the extra mile when cleaning their property so it’s ready to be viewed. And by clean we mean usually a professional service. This is an inexpensive way to make your kitchen, bathroom and surfaces shine, because, let’s face it, selling your home is about capturing someone’s imagination. They have to see themselves living there and that’s not easy to do if you’re trying to look past dirt, grime or clutter. In many ways, a blank canvas is best as it allows people to visualise their possessions in the space. So, tidy up, put things away and get ready to impress! 


Neutral Wins the Day

There’s nothing more satisfying than making a home your own. The decor, and the colour scheme, are all elements that provide you with a chance to express yourself freely. However, when trying to sell, it’s once again crucial that a potential buyer can project their vision onto the property, and this isn’t easy to do when faced with anything too bright or showy. Even if it means investing in a new coat of paint here and there, a neutral space gives someone a chance to envisage how they’d utilise the space. Similarly, walls covered with family photos or your personal choice of artwork can be a real distraction. So scale back, tone down and let your property breathe. 


No Pets, No Smells 

Regardless of how much we adore our furry companions, it’s important to remember not everyone is a dog or a cat person. So when it comes to a viewing, be sure to clear away those food bowls, litter trays, chew toys and doggie beds. This, in turn, will only help you fully declutter! Pet hair is also a big turn-off, so if you are a pet owner it’s best to clean it all the more thoroughly, just to be sure. Pets can also leave something of a smell in their wake, which you might have grown accustomed to and not notice anymore. Of course, a noticeable odour of any kind can be off-putting, whereas the smell of freshly baked bread or brewed coffee can be a real advantage when a prospective buyer comes calling.     


The Benefits of Professional Home Staging 

Successfully selling your home can be a highly competitive endeavour, but one way to give yourself a real advantage is to use a home staging service. Here at CHBL, we provide a comprehensive approach that’s proven to significantly increase your chances of making a sale. The basic idea couldn’t be simpler: a targeted plan to enhance the look and feel of your property, with the needs of a specific type of buyer, placed front and centre. 


It’s a verifiable way to attract a far greater number of interested parties and ultimately ensures your property will be purchased for a higher price. The great news is it can be achieved on a relatively small budget and the results really do speak for themselves. Because when it comes to selling your home, we understand just how much that means. As such, we’re able to guarantee the best possible service, meaning our clients enjoy verifiable results, time and time again.

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