The outside of your home is usually the first thing prospective buyers see, whether it is online, in the estate agents printed details or when they drive by and see your 'For Sale' board. Therefore make sure you present the outside well by tidying it up, moving unsightly bins, mowing the lawn, cleaning the windows, door step and front door - first impressions count.
De-clutter, put things away, consider neutralising any strong wall colours, complete any DIY jobs and dust and clean everything really well - especially the kitchen and bathroom. If you need to move some furniture out of rooms in to the garage or a storage facility to make your home seem less like it's bursting at the seams then do so. Then have a look at some of the photographs in our portfolio section and have a think about how best to 'stage' your home. You want to create the impression of a wonderful living space that functions well. Make sure beds are made carefully and add any throws or cushions if you have them. Fluff up the living room cushions and maybe add some flowers. Open the curtains and make sure they look tidy and the windows are clean, turn on the ceiling lights and any lamps (make sure you replace any old bulbs). In the kitchen you should clear the surfaces by putting as much away in the cupboards as possible, you want to create a feeling of space. Make sure the kitchen sink, taps, hob, tiles and floor are all sparkling clean. You could also place some fresh flowers in a vase and put some fresh fruit in a bowl, both of these add little pops of colour to a kitchen.
Remember if you present your property at its best then have it professionally photographed to show off all your hard work then it will attract more prospective buyers and inevitably sell quicker, so it's worth the effort in order to get the 'Sold' sign up fast!
Should you instruct Impact Photography to take your professional photographs then we will provide you with a detailed list of how to prepare you home ready for photographing. We also offer a house Home Staging Service to help you get photo-ready, please contact us or see our pricing page for further details.