Home Improvements Before Putting it on the Market

Read our blog post for our top ten improvements to make before putting your home on the market.

Top home improvements to make before selling your home

We take a look at some of the best ways you can make improvements to your home before putting it on the market.

  • Clean the windows inside and out.
  • Clean the whole house - if you smoke, stop smoking inside and clean all ashtrays - if you have pets, wash their beds. Pet and cigarette odour are the two smells that come up most often in ‘put off' smells list.
  • Look at your kitchen and bathroom from an outsider's point of view - if they are really manky, do something about it - often it only requires bleaching the grout and cutting out and re siliconing - get in behind the basin and loo and get scrubbing there, too.
  • Deal with outside - start on the street - what do you see - potential viewers will stand and pause just there too and it's their first impression.
  • Don't argue with neighbours about who is going to do what - check if they don't mind and get on and clean it up yourself.
  • De-clutter - as if you haven't heard it before, but use this as the perfect moment to move the piles of stuff you don't use to a charity shop - if you do a good clear out in one go, you will be better about getting what you don't need to a suitable recycling unit or charity shop where someone might actually use your silly unwanted nonsense. You are then able to clear surfaces - this will give a much greater sense of space and almost more importantly, less of the feeling that the house is rather hard work to live in, in a tidy way.
  • Outside space - however small, in fact even more importantly if it's small - outside space is a real luxury and one that should be cherished, especially in an urban setting.
  • Give it a clean - get a few cheapie pot plants and look out for an inexpensive table and chairs to show you can use the space.
  • Small rooms - like small gardens it's rather more important to dress small rooms well, otherwise people may not be able to really envisage how the room could work.
  • Try to avoid putting things just inside the door of a room - you ideally want to be able to get inside a room before you trip over something.