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How to prepare your house for sale during lockdown

Ready to put your house on the market? Not so fast! Before listing your home, it’s important to properly prepare your home for sale. By staging your property perfectly, undertaking general maintenance and following some of our other tips, you can easily increase the value of your home, make visitors fall in love with your property and encourage a quicker sale. 

First impressions count. 

The entrance of your home will be the first thing potential buyers will see when they arrive at your property, so it’s essential to have a well-maintained exterior. A 2019 survey by Homeowners Alliance revealed that the most important features for kerb appeal include well-maintained windows, a roof in good condition as well as a tidy front garden and pathway. 

Related: How to give a home kerb appeal.  

Declutter and make it shine. 

Declutter, organise and clean. Presenting a tidy, uncluttered and organised space it’s key for buyers to appreciate the space that your home can offer. Plus, by decluttering and playing with furniture placement, you can make small rooms look bigger. 

Related: How to make your small room look bigger.  

Repairs, replacements and revamp. 

Are your lights flickering? Do your doorknobs feel loose? Do your walls feature some unwanted cracks? Have a team of professionals come by your home to see what needs to be done around to ensure your home is in tip-top shape. The Handy Squad offers a variety of property maintenance services and, as experienced professionals, we can easily spot a small issue that might turn into a costly repair. 

Go neutral. 

Swap that busy wallpaper for some neutral-coloured walls. Remove the wallpaper and then paint the walls in neutral tones, so future buyers can more easily picture it as their potential home. You want your home to meet different tastes, so going neutral is the easiest way to do this. 

Related: How to remove wallpaper.  

Pay attention to smells. 

Bad smells can put off potential buyers from considering your property. Don’t just lit up a candle to cover smells either, get to the root of the smells and take care of them. Bad odours could be a cause of damp, blocked drains, pets and more. 

Don’t forget the garden. 

Make your home more appealing by giving your garden some much-needed attention. Get rid of tall weeds, cut the grass, plant some colourful flowers, fix broken fences and give your garden shed a new lick of paint. 

Related: How to decorate a small garden. 

If you need an extra pair of hands getting your home ready for sale, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team by calling 0800-0 12 12 12 or request a quote by filling out our online booking form. Our handyman in London can carry out general handyman tasks you might need. Plus, we have our other tradesmen can complete a full range of home-related tasks.