How to best prepare your home for selling

Posted: 26 July 2019


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When the time comes to sell your home, most of us aim to do so as quickly and as smoothly as possible. It does however take more than a bit of luck to sell your home, especially in a buyer’s market.

First impressions count, which is why professional home staging is increasingly popular around the world. While you may still have to live in your home while you are trying to sell it, there are a number of ways to increase the appeal of your property. Use these seven tips to get your home into shape and attract prospective buyers.

  1. Improve areas around the home

Focus on key areas around the home, inside and out, that can contribute to a successful sale. The master bedroom, kitchen, living room, garden and patios should be in as neat a condition as possible. A fresh coat of paint and a mowed lawn are essential here.  

  1. Remove clutter

Too much furniture will make any space look poky. One easy solution is to remove at least one larger item of furniture from every room and place it into a storage unit at your nearest Storage King.

  1. Clean everywhere

Make every surface shine both inside and out to give the impression that your home has been well-maintained. Clean from your ceiling down to the floors and everything in between with a deep clean. Have carpets, couches and curtains steam-cleaned.

  1. Depersonalise

Potential buyers want to see the space as their own by envisioning their possessions in your home. Make this possibly by removing personal touches like photographs, trophies and other personal items.

  1. Reposition furniture

Rearrange the furniture that you haven’t put into storage or hidden elsewhere (remove any stained or damaged furniture). This opens up the floor and gives buyers an idea of how and where they would place their own furniture.

  1. Make repairs

Your home needs to be in the best condition possible so take the time to fix and repair any damages. Defects include broken windows, a leaking roof, unfinished paint jobs or any electrical faults.

  1. Make use of self storage

Every home shows better with less furniture. At Storage King, you can rent one of our many different storage unit sizes for as little as a month or as long as you need. Our facilities are conveniently located and featured 24-hour security.

If you looking for a reliable self storage provider at an affordable price, why not give us a call on 0800 0852 954 or get a quick online self storage quote here.


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