tend not to buy bricks and mortar, but a 'home.'
If a house doesn't 'feel' right
it will be
sell. The 'feel' of your house can be influenced
by a host of individual
factors. Here are a few hints to help you make
your house 'feel' like your viewers' new 'home.'
impressions are vital. Ensure that the front garden
is neat and tidy
and that the front elevation of the house,
at least, is well maintained - particularly the front
door! A hanging basket by the front door is well worth
Clutter really does make a house look smaller.
A tidy house has the feel of a much larger one. Think about
any unnecessary furniture as well. If in doubt - get it
Pay attention to the smells. Homebuyers use all their
senses when getting the 'feel' of your home. Clean the
curtains and carpets and give the whole place a good ‘spring
clean’. There's a lot of truth in the old adage of
employing the aroma of freshly baked bread and a pot of
fresh coffee. At least, use a little pot pourri around
the place. A couple of bunches of fresh fragrant flowers
make a huge difference.
In addition to preparation of the house itself, gather
together a portfolio of paperwork that any serious potential
buyer may very well want to see. Gas, electricity bills
etc., plus any guarantees for damp proofing or other remedial
work that have been undertaken.
Whilst these tasks may seem something of a chore, they
really will make a tremendous difference to the saleability
of your house.