Get your home ready for a spring sale

March 22nd 2020
By: Intercounty
Get your home ready for a spring sale

If you are looking to sell your home this Spring there is even more reason to deep clean. It can be easy to imagine that house buyers are looking at the layout and condition of the house and are not so concerned with its cleanliness. This thinking is both right and wrong. It's very true that prospective home buyers are looking to inspect the layout and condition of a property but it is easy to distract buyers from this purpose with a messy house.

It is well known that potential buyers can get distracted by too much clutter or disorder in a home. It can make them walk away from the house with a sense that it has not been well-maintained or that it has not looked after, even if the fabric of the building is actually in good condition.

A dirty or messy property gives people the feeling that they will have lots of work to do to get it clean it before they can move in. Some buyers won't be able to see past the mess. It can not only give a sense that the house will be hard to maintain but also that it may not have enough storage. Both of these features are not great for a quick Spring sale.

It can be hard work getting a property clean and tidy especially if you have small children or pets, or if you run a business from your home. But it is really important to keep your thoughts on the spring sale and keep the house spring cleaned and uncluttered.  Buyers will be trying to imagine their furnishings in your property. If there is too much clutter lots of potential buyers are unable to see past it. 

Buyers are also likely to have had a look at more than one house and will be comparing your cluttered home with others that are super clean.  So for a Spring sale make sure you Spring clean.

For more tips on preparing your home for a spring sale please check out our selling guides or get an instant valuation