Why you should move out – before you move out!

After Home Staging

After Home Staging

Before Home Staging!

Before Home Staging!

Why you should move out before you move out!

Whether you’re the next Phil Spencer and can see past a dodgy looking décor in favour of the floor space and potential, or you’re looking for a home that is ready to move straight in, buyers from either end of the spectrum want to imagine their own family life in your house.

Our top tip for preparing your house for sale is to ‘move out before you move out’ so your home’s new owners can really see what the space has to offer.

A savvy agent, like us, will shift any unnecessary clutter out of shot for a beautiful image online, but there is a lot more that you can do to make your home shine, and the better it looks, the better price you will achieve after the Open Day.

Here’s how to begin:

  • Go through your wardrobes and only keep the clothing that you’ll genuinely wear and take over to your new home. Prospective buyers will open cupboards to check the capacity so you don’t want to give the impression that they’re bursting at the seams. Plus as an added bonus; your local charity shop will be super thankful!

 

  • Check that the driveway and garden looks tidy and throw away any garbage like broken pots. Curb appeal is everything so make the most of that first impression before anybody steps foot through the door.

 

  • Minimise the amount of personal photographs on display. As much as you love your own family portraits from down the years, they may serve as a distraction from the finish of the room.

 

  • Make use of the loft or garage for any bulky items that don’t have a home. Suitcases, hoovers, children’s toys – if they are taking up floor space it screams to a potential buyer that you’re struggling for storage space.

 

  • Clear out your kitchen cupboards (we’re surely all guilty of tins and spices hanging around from 1998!) and remove anything from on top – use the space to store excess items adorning the worktops. Extra sets of cocktail glasses that are rarely used for instance can be wrapped in newspaper ready to be boxed for the move.

 

What’s in it for you? By starting the process and de-cluttering before your sale, you’ll save time and stress come moving day, and also money if you’re paying for storage. And you are likely to sell quicker and for a better figure.

Luckily at BigBlackHen.com we offer a free consultation with a local House Doctor – an interior designer who specializes in home staging your house for maximum appeal – so our clients know exactly what’s needed to get the very best presentation and price!

So start moving out. Before you move out!