Step 2: Preparing to sell your home

 

For most people, when they decide to put their home on the market, the ideal is as fast a sale as possible. Making a few cosmetic improvements to your home could help you sell quickly, or even get a better price.

Taking a look at the little details can help you to make your home as attractive as possible to people who come to look at it. Buyers are more able to visualise themselves in a home if they are presented with a blank canvas so it literally pays to think about how your home is decorated.

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Kerb appeal

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Give potential buyers a great first impression. If you have a front garden, is it neat and tidy? Can you plant a few flowers? Does your front door need a lick of paint?

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Repairs and decoration

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Are there any jobs that need sorting out before potential buyers view your home? For example, do you need to re-grout the tiles in your bathroom or is there a room which could do with a quick paint job? Making a home look well maintained and loved also helps with first impression

3

Declutter and depersonalise

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Having less in a room makes it look bigger and neater. Try to put things away into cupboards or box them up and put them in the attic. Think about how your home is decorated: if you love bright colours it may be worth painting your rooms a neutral colour to give potential buyers a blank canvas. Putting away your personal items also makes a home more neutral.

Important Information

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE.

All applications are subject to status and our lending criteria. This means that the amount we’ll lend you will depend on your individual circumstances, the type of property and the amount you borrow. For example, we may require a bigger deposit if you’re buying a flat or new build property.