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Preparing your Borehamwood Property for sale

Mon 30 Oct 2017

Are you thinking of selling your Borehamwood property? Maybe you’ve found your perfect forever home, or are looking for a larger place for your growing family, or a smaller place now the kids have flown the nest. Whatever the reason for your move, you’re going to want to get a quick sale for the best price possible.

The best thing to do is put yourself in your buyer’s shoes. What do they want to see when they’re viewing the property? In essence, we’re talking about what makes a house a home.

Relax, it’s not quite as complex as some people think. In fact, there are a number of things you can do in order to improve your chances of getting a good offer. Here are our top 3:

Neutral is the new homely

Think about it, what might be your cup of tea may not appeal to the people viewing your property. You don’t want people to remember your house for the wrong reasons! Colour makes a huge difference so if, say, your walls are painted bright orange, a new lick of paint is in order. Paint them in neutral shades such as white,or light grey/blue to modernise and de-personalise your home, making it easier for prospective buyers to see beyond the orange and imagine themselves living there.

 Spotless makes perfect

This might seem like an obvious one but there are certain things that stand out more than others. Begin de-cluttering from the front of the house and make your way through each of the rooms. We’re talking polishing chrome or laminate surfaces, regular hoovering, cleaning the windows (both inside and out), clearing the shelves and… you get the picture. Try to treat your house as more of a product as opposed to a home, and make people feel like it’s ready to move in to.

 Street appeal

How many times have you walked past a property and thought about how much you’d love to live there? Maybe they have a nice plot of green out the front, or just have a slick lick of paint. How the property is perceived from the outside may well determine whether or not your prospective buyers go inside property with an open mind or not.

What the outside of the property looks like from the inside is also important. The cleaning products company Vileda discovered that the first thing 95% of people did was go to the window, checking to see if there was that ‘street appeal’.

Clearly this is just the tip of the iceberg, but if you would like to know a bit more about selling your Borehamwood property, get in touch!