Getting your home ready for a viewing can seem like a daunting task. We thought we would share some top tips to help you prepare your home.

If you’re home is looking a bit drab, adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls can work wonders. Regardless of your budget, it’s a great way to get your home looking good for viewings. Make sure you stick to neutral colours, bright and bold isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

Have a look around your home, if there are any small repairs that need doing – do them! Buyers are less likely to pay more if things are broken. Making small home improvements will add to the total value of your home.

Have a good de-clutter and deep clean. This might seem like an obvious thing to suggest but it can often be forgotten. Before listing, check each room and pack anything that can be disposed of or donated. Think minimalist, whether you’re upsizing or downsizing, you will probably want to treat yourself to some updated stuff.

The kitchen is something that will often stick in the mind of a buyer! As well as making sure it looks clean and fresh, you should clear clutter and get rid of countertop appliances – keep is simple. Having a nice, bright, well planned kitchen will help sell your home. 

Updating the bathroom is a low cost and easy way to make your home stand out. Think about replacing and broken tiles, re grouting and changing the fixtures and shower curtain. Open the blinds during a viewing to let fresh air and natural light in. 

Kerb appeal is a must! Have a good spruce up outside, cut back any shrubs, clear pathways, cut the grass and give the front door a lick of paint. You want to give a good first impression, so consider adding some nice bright flowers to showcase your home.

Before you have images of your property taken, make sure you have completed the de-cluttering and deep clean process. You want to show your home in the best possible light. Your home will be listed on a property website for all to see, you want to make a good first impression. Think of this as a potential buyers first viewing of your home.

If you are looking to market your Reading home, get in touch with us here for a market appraisal.