If you’ve decided that it’s time to sell your home you’ll no doubt be looking to get the best possible price for your abode.
To realise its full potential, there are a few things you should do to ensure that you not only attract buyers, but that they’re prepared to offer your asking price, or possibly even higher. With fewer people in the UK moving home at the moment, it’s a seller’s market so you should make the most of it.
LancasterOnline recently offered some advice on what home improvement tasks you should tackle before you list your property for sale.
First up is making sure the outside of your home looks the part. A good first impression counts for a lot, so tidy up the garden, mow the lawn and consider putting some pretty potted plants by the front door to make it look welcoming.
If the outside of your house is looking a little worse for wear, you may decide it’s worth paying for external house painting to ensure it looks fresh and inviting to any potential buyers.
Taking care of any of those little DIY projects you haven’t yet got round to is also advisable, as is making sure you tidy up as much of the clutter in every room in your home as possible.
Checking the outside of your home to see if it could do with any work isn’t just something you should do if you’re selling up though. Realtor recently suggested that now is the perfect time to give your property a once-over to see if there are any maintenance jobs that need tackling after winter.
Doing a visual inspection of the outside of your home will allow you to spot any cracks, holes in the paint work or other damage that needs to be fixed, the site added.