Planning to put your house on the market? It’s important to prepare your home for viewings, not only will it help to sell faster, but you might even get a better price.

Take a look at our top tips on how to get your Reading home ready to sell.

You should think about decluttering your home, make sure you don’t depersonalise it though. You want the potential buyer to be able to envision themselves living there. However, you don’t want your home to look sterile or like a hotel, it needs some personality. Be sure to point out any original or unique features your home has.

All homes suffer from wear and tear, it won’t harm your chances of selling, if you give the walls a fresh lick of paint – it will also make your home look and feel brighter. Buyers will see the advantage too, as it will be easier for them to move into rooms immediately. You should also give the front door a spruce up! It will be the first thing buyers see, and a good step towards getting your home ready to sell.

Updating the kitchen is a must. It is the most expensive room in the house and can make a major difference if a buyer is unsure. Clear the counter tops and give the kitchen a good deep clean, consider updating the kitchen cabinetry too.

Make sure each room is looking its best! If your spare room has become a dumping ground, you need to turn the room into one a buyer can see someone sleeping in. Each room should be clean, tidy and fresh looking.

Before each viewing open the curtains and blinds, you want each room to look light and bright. A dark room is not going to be a good selling point for your home. If it’s a cold day outside, consider lighting the fire, it will give a cozy feel to any home.

Lastly, don’t forget about your outdoor space, an overgrown garden can be a big turn off for potential buyers. Position a chair and table in a nice spot, this will help a buyer imagine themselves sat, drinking a cup of coffee in their new home.

If you are planning to sell your Reading home, we hope our tips for getting your home ready to sell have helped.

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