What You Can Do to Prepare For Selling in the New Year

What You Can Do to Prepare For Selling in the New Year

While you have some time off over the Christmas period, it is a fantastic time to start preparing your home in preparation for you to sell. It is not always necessary to renovate a property to achieve the best sale price. Making a few small adjustments can have a real impact on the first impressions of potential buyers, without changing the existing structure of your home or spending too much money. Here are some top tips to increase the value of your property:

Be Prepared Inside & Out!

Outside – Start clearing, cleaning and tidying the outside of your home. Clear your yard of unnecessary items – trim back trees, weed the garden beds, clear the front and sides of the house. Wash down the external walls of the house and clean windows.

Inside – Clean every room from top to bottom, leaving no mess behind. Cleaning is the most inexpensive way to completely enhance the look of a room. Kitchens and bathrooms should be shining, windows should glisten, and carpets should be shampooed and odourless.

Define the Space

Start organising furniture in such a way so that the purpose of every room is clear to buyers. This makes it easier for buyers to imagine themselves living there with their furniture in the property.


Eliminate junky or unnecessary items to make the house look tidier. If you don’t want to part with these items then simply put them into storage until after your house sells. An emptier and tidier room is better than a full and cluttered room when it comes to selling.

Style to Sell

Create warm and inviting spaces in your home to stir buyer’s emotions. Lighting can have a significant difference on a room’s appearance. Brighten a room with the addition of lamps or update lamp shades to achieve a modern look. Fresh curtains and blinds can also modernise and update the look of the room. Small changes such a change in linen, the addition of new rugs, cushions or feature furniture can have a big impact on the style and feel of a room.

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