How to Have the First Sold Sign on Your Street in 2015

by Administrator 23. January 2015 12:12


Start the New Year right by moving into your dream home. If you want to be the first one on your street to turn your “For Sale” sign into a “Sold” notice, there’s a few simple steps you can take to impress potential buyers when they visit your home.

Make this the year that you move into your perfect new home by following our top tips for quickly selling your current home.

What’s Outside Counts

First impressions count and when a potential buyer approaches your home you want them to be impressed and excited to see more. Achieve this by making sure that your garden lawn is tidy and freshening up your door or garden fence with a polish or lick of paint.

Bright plants either in your garden borders or in hanging baskets are a good way to make your home inviting to potential buyers.

De-Clutter Your Home

It’s important that potential buyers see your home in the best possible light. Removing everyday clutter such as children’s toys, is a quick and effective way to house hunters how spacious your home is. Tidying away any clutter will also encourage house hunters to imagine where they would place their own belongings once they’ve moved in.

De-Personalise Your Home

You don’t have to overhaul your home but it’s important that buyers are able to picture their own belongings in your home and this could be difficult if there are lots of prominent family photos or statement decorations in your home.

Removing eye-catching personal items from your home and decorating feature walls using a neutral colour pallet will make it much easier for potential buyers picture your home decorated to suit their tastes.

Little Things Count

If you’ve been putting off carrying out odd-jobs around the home, now is the time to get them done. Potential buyers will be putting your home under scrutiny so make sure that any small cracks have been filled in and there aren’t any leaky taps for example.

Keep Pets Safely Out of the Way

You may love your puppy but being greeted by an excited pet could be off-putting to potential buyers, especially if they’re afraid of dogs. Play it safe by making sure that your pets are either out of the house or contained in one room so you can warn visitors before they discover your pets for themselves.

Have Your Paperwork Ready

Once you have found a buyer for your current home you’ll want the sale to be completed as soon as possible. Having important paperwork such as building regulations, planning permissions etc. to hand can help to aid a smooth sale.

Create an Atmosphere

It may be a cliché but adding fresh flowers to your living spaces and setting out nice crockery in the kitchen can help your home to appeal to buyers’ aspirations and set it apart from the competition.

Let Us Help to Sell Your Current Home

If you need a helping hand to sell your current home, Stewart Milne Homes’ Help to Sell Your Current Home service can help you value and advertise your home as well as managing the sale through your estate agent. Why not take the stress out of moving home by contacting the experts at Stewart Milne Homes online today to find out more.


Start the journey to your ideal new home today. Visit Stewart Milne Homes to view our stunning collection of new homes for sale today.


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