As the weather improves the property market kicks into life following a winter of hibernation; Sam McDonald of Fothergill Wyatt gives his top five tips for selling this spring.
1 FIRST IMPRESSIONS Most people first see your property on an internet marketing site, so the opening picture is key. Nothing looks better than a blue sky with fluffy clouds framing your picturesque home. Add some further colour with flowered borders and hanging baskets.
2 LITTLE TOUCHES Pack away the winter throws and candles that may give the impression of a cold house; replace these with patterned white cushions, plants and vases of fresh flowers to give your home some flashes of colour. A well-placed mirror will help to reflect light around the room.
3 INSIDE OUT When people come to view your home, make sure the windows and patio doors are open to flood your home with fresh air and the sounds of your garden. This also offers the perfect opportunity to promote the indoor/outdoor living aspect of your home.
4 LIGHT & NEUTRAL Warm coloured walls and a log pile by the fire give the perfect impression on a cold winter’s night, but once the is sun shining consider a neutral or pastel colour scheme in your home to give the buyer the right impression. Freshly painted walls is always a winner.
5 BLOOMING MARVELLOUS With spring bulbs coming through now is the time when your garden is looking it’s most vibrant and welcoming. Ensure the weeds are gone and the lawn replicates the centre court at Wimbledon to guarantee a flock of family viewers.
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