There is also the fact that spring is traditionally the busiest time of year in the property market. If you combine these two elements together, you create a situation where spring is the ideal time to clean your home in order to help you sell your home!
We are pleased to say we have helped many vendors sell their home and the importance of the cleaning and decluttering stage cannot be stated too often or too strongly. The cleaner your home and the less cluttered it is, the more likely it is that you will create a strong impression with prospective buyers. This is vital in selling your home.
Make sure your home is spotless before you to go to market
If you are not too familiar with decluttering or why it is so important for homeowners looking to sell their property, here are some leading benefits of cleaning and decluttering:
- A clean home is far more appealing to likely buyers
- A decluttered home will appear more spacious
- A decluttered home has fewer personal belongings, making it easier for buyers to picture themselves living in the property
These key benefits can make all the difference when it comes to selling your home, and it is why you should start to plan your spring cleaning process if you intend on selling your home this year.
When it comes to the amount of time you need to clean your home, there are many factors to consider, most of them personal to you and your home. The size of your home is a factor as is the amount of belongings you have in your property. You also need to think about how hard you are likely to work and whether you have a lot of equipment and cleaning materials that will make the work easier.
It is impossible to tell someone how much time to allocate to the spring cleaning process because every home and households are different, so make sure you give yourself enough time.
Cleaning the kitchen and bathroom is vital
While you should clean all the rooms in your home before placing it on to the property market, you need to focus on the kitchen and bathroom. These are rooms where cleanliness and hygiene are hugely important, so make sure that you wow prospective buyers.
There was a spell where vendors were encouraged to undertake home improvement work in kitchens and bathrooms before placing their property on to the market, but this is no longer the case. Today, it is enough to offer a clean and satisfactory room with a modern touch or two. This reduces the amount of time and money you need to spend on your home before placing it onto the market, and it reduces the impact your personal taste and style may have.
If you are going to undertake any redecorating work before you sell your home, focus on the needs and taste of the likely buyer, not your own. Regardless of how impressive you think your taste is, it is prospective buyers you want to impress, so focus on subtle and moderate improvements as opposed to something wild and exciting.
This is an exciting time of year with many people glad to see the back of winter. If you are looking to sell your home this year, a spring clean can provide you with the platform. You’ll also find that calling on Austin Property Services will help you if you want to sell your home, so get in touch.