Preparing for Pictures

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Preparing for Pictures

This can be one of the most frustrating bits, and yet it is the first step in making that move you want possible!..

When it comes to this part, you have already picked you agent, you know which route you will be going down. its now time to get your home show ready..
So. where do you start? …Declutter is normally the first and easiest step. To do this, you may want to get hold some a few strong boxes, pop to your local supermarket, office supply or diy store, grab a few very strong boxes and get ready for a overhaul!

The most efficient way to declutter is work on one room at a time.carefully packing away any personal item you may have, the rule is. if you dont need it out then it goes away. you don’t need to go to the extent of taking down pictures and having rooms looking empty. by clearing away as much as possible you can make a room look bigger. A Kitchen is a great place to see this. all the items you keep on your worktops, put them away in cupboard and keep the bare minimum on the worktops. it always makes a kitchen look bigger.

The aim is to make the rooms seem slightly bigger and less personal meaning any prospective buyer has less to distract them so allowing them to pay more attention to the space on offer…[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

“if its a small job, that will only take 10 mins. do it now…. “

DIY is the next thing… every household has those DIY jobs, that will only take 10 mins but keep getting put off. make a simply list of all the small repairs that need doing. Like filling in some holes, painting some skirting boards, putting a new lock on the garage or a new bulb in that outside light. then designate a day or weekend to get all of these jobs done.

There are plenty of handymen which offer a day rate, who could crack through the jobs for you if your are not to into DIY.

As silly as it sounds it makes a huge difference to purchasers if they see a well maintained house and it gives a much better impression overall. If perspective purchasers can see many little DIY jobs that need doing it can often leave an element of doubt on the condition of the overall property. even it its unjustified.
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Gardening is another thing, Clearing the garden is a MUST, especially for pictures. Make sure your garden is well organised, get rid of any old furniture you have been meaning to dump, jetwash the drive and patio, cut the grass, paint the shed. all these little things add up.

Alot of the jobs may cost £5 here, £10 there, maybe even £20 for a tub of paint to freshen up the hallway.. BUT it could add THOUSANDS when negotiating…

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