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Get Ready to Set Sale with Templeton Robinson

Posted on 10 March 2016
Get Ready to Set Sale with Templeton Robinson

Get Ready to Set Sale with Templeton Robinson

The arrival of spring marks the ideal time to sell your home, and we’ve produced a seven-step to-do list to literally get your house in order and increase its “saleability” to potential purchasers

1.Let in the Light
All buyers want good lighting in a home, no matter what way the sun is facing.  To maximise the light in your home open the curtains, clean the windows, increase the wattage of the lightbulbs and change the lampshades.  You might even have to do some extra gardening to cut down those hedges and trees if it means more light can shine inside.

2.Clean, Clean, Clean
After letting all that light in, you must ensure your home is gleaming and “show-ready” at all times – you never know when there could be a surprise visit from a potential buyer.  Essential areas to clean are;

•Windows inside and out;
•Bleach the kitchen and bathroom;
•Dust and hoover all surfaces and
•Air out any musty smelling areas.

3.Add a fresh coat of paint
While you might like your bright red walls, a lot of buyers may not.  Potential purchasers prefer to see neutral-coloured walls so they can imagine adding their own personality and touches without thinking of the additional decorating costs.
Don’t forget to paint the front door and window frames!

4.The Kitchen – central hub
The kitchen is likely to be the most valuable room in the entire house.  Depending on its shape and size, this can determine the buyer’s feelings towards the home itself.  Make sure all of the utilities are spotless and work surfaces are decluttered (no dirty dishes), ideal is ideal for making the area look spacious.
Alternatively, update the kitchen counters.  This will add value to the overall price of the house.

5.Facelift the Bathroom
Update the bathroom with a new bath and shower, as well as adding in a fresh coat of paint or new tiles. Be sure to bleach everything and show-off fresh towels.

6.Declutter & de-personalise
Get rid of all excess belongings and clear space to make the house look uncluttered.  Put essential items into a box that can be stored away when not in use.  An advantage of this is that it will save packing time when you move home.
Put away all personal belongings, such as photographs, allowing potential buyers to imagine themselves living there and where they will place their treasured items.

Make minor repairs to holes in walls, broken door handles, cracked tiles, and torn carpets.
Clean everything so it sparkles, getting rid of lime scale, grout and wax.
Tidy the garden! Clean the patio and cut the grass, hedges and trees.

Joanne Crawford, Associate Director Sales

If you are interested in selling your home, contact your local branch today