Make sure your front door looks it's best!
A front door should be an impressive and strong object.
It should also be in mint condition, after all, buyers will come nose to nose with it.
Jobs to consider if needed:
If the exterior of your property is looking a little tired, these4 simple jobs will improve your chances of a quick property sale:
Finally, make sure you can clearly see your house number from the street.
To sell property quickly everything needs to be looking "spic and span". In the garden basic maintenance is all that's needed so consider:
If you have a driveway, the only thing on show should be a clean car. Anything else will just detract from the good impression your creating.
Remove from site:
Check and make sure that any fences, gates, railings or outside walls are in good repair.
They may seem like minor points but it will definitely be worth your while repainting, re-staining or replacing anything that looks a bit beaten-up.
Because they get the most sun, a south or southwest facing garden is a selling point.
When buyers ask, make sure you can tell them which way yours faces.
Whether it's a roof terrace, patio or full-blown garden, make the most of whatever you've got.
Creating a simple seating area is usually all it takes to show the potential for entertaining or relaxing outdoors.
Lots of buyers "drive-by" property to check it's worth their while booking a proper viewing appointment.
Don't give them the chance to form the wrong 1st impression or worse (just drive away).
For a quick house sale, above all else keep the outside neat and tidy.
If you need further guidance (over and above the information you'll find on this website), the following books are the best available:
There are of course tons of books out there to gain added inspiration from. Most are a bit of a let down.
They may have beautiful photos but tend to lack any really useful instruction. There are two exceptions:
If you need "design inspiration" you'll find heaps of it in either or these.
They are immediately useful - basically being instruction manuals on how to get more pleasure from your home. The information and ideas they contain will certainly help to sell your property faster.
Collins, Readers Digest, Harry Greene - these are all solid DIY books but none come close to:
In terms of specific books on home staging, the best we've ever come across is written (unfortunately) for the American market.
Thankfully the information is just as effective over here:
This is the latest book by Barb Schwartz (the undisputed queen of home staging for over 35 years). It is pretty much the bible of home staging techniques.
The only UK based book worth anything is:
It's not as detailed as Barb Schwartz's book but it still shows you many ways to increase your chances of achieving quick house sale, for maximum profit.
Clearing & de-cluttering you house becomes so much easier when you have the right tools.
Trying to find sturdy cardboard boxes that stack & keep your valuable belonging safe is harder than you may first think.
www.helpineedboxes.co.uk is an award winning company started by Ex-Removals professionals.. they just sell boxes.
Most of us cannot see the imperfections in our own home and may not be sure which changes will meet market expectations.
To get the answers it�s possible to employ the services of a professional home staging expert who will give objective and impartial advice on changes to add wow factor and improve buyer appeal.
It�s this wow factor, mainly created by low cost cosmetic changes, which gives property its best chance of enticing buyers and achieving the ceiling price.
That is, the maximum selling price � which can be many thousands of pounds different from the price a buyer is willing to pay due to their perceived value.
House Wow Ltd offer UK wide Property Staging services with options for a written report after viewing property images, hands on support to declutter, clean and present the property for maximum selling price and a faster sale.
www.housewow.co.uk the best house staging consultants in the business.