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Get ready to sell your home after Covid-19

15 Apr 2020
Get ready to sell your home after covid-19

Whilst we’re likely to be following social distancing measures in one form or another for a little while, if you know you want to put your house on the market as soon as you can, you might be thinking that it would be pointless to join in with the rest of the country in making home improvements and getting stuck in with DIY jobs that you’ve been avoiding for as long as you can remember. However, if you have found yourself with time on your hands recently we advise that if you’re looking to sell your home post-Covid-19 lockdown, now might be an ideal time to get ready to do so!

Have an outdoor sort-out

Get ready to sell your home after covid-19

Children’s toys can be one of the biggest culprits, but other things to look out for include flower pots, gardening tools, and pet toys. Having a clutter-free outdoor space helps potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the space before they’ve even set foot through the front door. Although you can’t yet take things to charity shops, or to the tip, if you have it all boxed up and put somewhere neatly ready to go, it’s a job well done!

Paintbrushes at the ready

Paintwork is something it’s easy to forget when you’re not outside looking at it much, but by touching up peeling paintwork, you will instantly brighten up the look of your property, and avoid instilling fear into the heart of viewers who might be put off by a running to-do list of small jobs they would need to do upon moving in.

If eyes are windows to the soul, then windows are the eyes to your home – put a twinkle in them, and they’ll make a fantastic first impression. Go round the inside with a lint-free cloth and some smear free window spray. If your local window cleaner is still working, it would be well worth supporting their small business and having the outsides of your windows cleaned too.

Hide those bins

Bins aren’t exactly the most aesthetically pleasing functional objects in the world, so if it’s possible to hide them from view then that is definitely the best course of action. You can find some great tutorials on YouTube. If DIY carpentry isn’t your thing, then give the bins a good hose off inside and out and get rid of any bin smell – which can become more apparent as we start to get an increase in the warmer weather.

Get ready to sell your home after covid-19

If you do want to add a splash of colour to your garden, then use this time to showcase your green fingers and plant some colourful blooms which will decorate your garden in the coming months. A one really great climbing flower which is great for both borders, and pots if you’re lacking in outdoor space, is the humble sweetpea. They’re also really easy to grow!

The great indoors

Whilst the weather is nice, it’s great to get outside, but what about when it isn’t so nice? Well our first advice if you haven’t done it already over the last few weeks, is declutter your space. Whether this means starting to pack some of your belongings to put in storage, or like our recommendation for outside, boxing up bits ready to take to the charity shop or recycling centre once the current restrictions have been lifted.

If you have any holes in the wall, how about digging out the Polyfilla and making it smooth ready for painting. Or maybe even painting, if you have some spare paint in the shed. Don’t go too overboard, it’s still your home that you’re going to be living in for a while, but future you will certainly thank you for anything you manage to get done now!

So there we have it, a small list of basic and non-intimidating tips to improve the appeal of your home. If you are looking to sell or let your home in West London, then we can offer you bespoke support and advice throughout the entire process even with changing advice with regards to the current Covid-19 pandemic – you can book your free valuation here. 

If you would like to know more about moving house in the current climate, you can read our recent blog post on current government guidelines here.