Have you placed your home on the market with the goal of relocating in the new year? If so, it's worth taking a little time to help make sure your home looks as irresistible as possible when potential buyers come for a viewing. Let's look at what you can do to improve your chances of receiving the offer you desire for your home. 

Give your home some kerb appeal 

First impressions are crucial. Because of this, your property's exterior should be appealing so that prospective buyers are impressed before they even step foot inside. One way to achieve this is by giving your door a clean, and maybe even a lick of paint. If you have a front garden, mow the lawn, trim any shrubbery, and get rid of any weeds that may be growing on your driveway or patio. 

Open up the space 

It is important to try and make sure your home is clutter-free, as a clean and organised interior can help showcase the full potential of a property. A tidy living area allows potential buyers to envisage themselves in that property, increasing the likelihood that they will make an offer. A cluttered property will likely distract people from your home’s features and may give the impression that the property has not been maintained properly. 

Make the necessary repairs 

Before showing your home to prospective buyers, you might consider making any necessary repairs as this will give them confidence that the property has been looked after. A property that has no issues will likely achieve a higher asking price and sell faster, as potential buyers will be more encouraged to make an offer.

Let some light in 

In order to create a bright, welcoming ambiance that will attract prospective buyers, it is important to let in as much natural light as possible during a viewing. As well as improving your property’s aesthetics, natural light will make your home feel more inviting and spacious whilst showing off your home’s features and character. 

Freshen up the air 

Allowing fresh air into your home is a great way to create a pleasant and clean atmosphere. A well-ventilated home removes bad odours and reduces the effects of damp and condensation, which could put off potential buyers if present. Creating that fresh feel in your home could make all the difference when potential buyers consider making an offer.

If you're considering a move in 2024 why not give us a call on 0203 026 0160 or pop into one of our Loughton, Hornchurch or Ongar branches.