Encouraging potential buyers to imagine their lifestyle in your home will help you secure a quick sale. Our practical tips will help you make sure every room is ready for viewings.
We all know that first impressions count, so don’t forget to get your front door looking in good shape when your potential buyers visit. It’s one of the first things they’ll see and a well-kept front door will suggest what the rest of the house is like on the inside.
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The living room is an important place for buyers to see themselves feeling at home and it’s key to get the right balance of personality and potential. Carefully chosen neutral colours like a muted plum or chocolate brown and an uncluttered layout will help people reimagine the room.
It’s also worth thinking about what aspects of your home might not appeal to buyers and then make some tweaks. For example, if you know your living room can get a little dark at times, consider using our light-reflective paint to make the room feel brighter and more spacious.
Kitchen and dining area
The kitchen is often the heart of a home. The part of the house where family comes together, it’s a place to entertain and sometimes even a space to get some work done on your laptop. Buyers will look for a room that is not only welcoming but is also durable, practical and clean.
If your kitchen is open-plan, try using colour blocking to divide spaces and highlight the potential for different functions. Why not try adding small bursts of colour in places like display cupboards to accentuate certain features? Brightly coloured tea towels and vases of flowers dotted around the room will also add to the ambience you are selling.
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Nifty storage solutions or the potential to keep things tidy is a key factor buyers look out for when viewing a property. So give the detailing of built-in units such as cupboards, shelves and bookcases a little bit of extra attention. A coat of our storage paint or new door handles can bring storage back to life and make it stand out in a room.
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As it’s likely you’ll be thinking about moving whilst selling your existing property, have a read of our tips to make house viewing easy with the Visualizer app.