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Inexpensive Ways To Improve Your Property Before Selling

Sellers   |   September 20, 2023   |   Wright & Co Estate Agents

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It isn’t uncommon for people to move home a couple of times during their life and when you decide you want to sell your property, there are a few things you can do to make the process less stressful. Before you put your property on the market, it’s beneficial to take some time to get it ready. Ensuring your property is giving off the best first impression will increase your chances of getting a higher sale price and a faster sale. 

Home improvement projects like transforming the kitchen or bathroom aren’t always affordable or feasible, but there are lots of inexpensive ways you can improve your property before you put it on the market. To give your home the best possible chance of a successful sale, below is a list of budget-friendly ways you can get it market-ready. 

Carry out a deep clean

Before you arrange for marketing photos to be taken of your property, it’s beneficial to carry out a deep clean. Simply cleaning can make a big difference to the overall appearance of your property and it will help to ensure prospective buyers aren’t being put off booking a viewing. Whilst you’re cleaning, make sure to get into every corner of your home and don’t forget about things like your skirting boards, window sills and door frames.

Finish any DIY jobs you’ve started

So many homeowners start DIY projects and never actually finish them, and they can easily be forgotten about. When you’re putting your property on the market, it’s important to ensure you’re finishing off any jobs and fixing all superficial defects around your home. This is key to preventing your property from looking tatty and run down, and it will show prospective buyers that your home has been well cared for over the years. 

Give the walls a fresh lick of paint

One of the easiest ways to freshen up your home is to give the walls a lick of paint. Without realising, your walls will eventually start to look dirty and discoloured, especially in your main living spaces. Painting your walls and maybe also your ceilings will help to make your home look bright and new. Depending on which colours you currently have on your walls, you may want to consider replacing bright and bold colours with something more neutral too. This can make your home more appealing to prospective buyers and also create a spacious feeling. 

Declutter and rejig the layout 

If you’ve lived in your home for many years, you’ve likely accumulated lots of belongings. When you’re putting your property on the market, it can be useful to declutter and remove any items that aren’t essential to the function of a room. Not only will this make your rooms look and feel bigger, but it will also help you to show each room off in the best light. Consider rejigging the layout of your rooms too and see if you can free up some valuable floor space. 

Tidy up the garden 

Gardens are a key property feature that lots of buyers are looking for these days and you shouldn’t overlook your outdoor areas when you’re getting your property market-ready. You don’t need to be green-fingered to make your garden look appealing to prospective buyers and just weeding, mowing the grass and trimming the bushes can make a big difference. You can easily spruce up your garden with pre-planted hanging baskets or planters too. 

Putting a property up for sale in Old Harlow

It’s fair to say that giving your property some TLC before you put it on the market is always beneficial and you don’t need to spend a lot of money to increase the amount of interest and offers you get. If you want to put a property up for sale in Old Harlow, be sure to contact our team at Wright & Co for some assistance. 

For decades now we have been supporting homeowners with the sale of properties in Harlow and the surrounding areas, and we can guide you through the entire sale process, ensuring you’re well informed throughout. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and we go above and beyond to help people sell their homes at the highest price in the best timeframe. You can rely on us to market your property effectively too and our professional photography, floor plans and detailed property specs will ensure nothing important is overlooked. 

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