Allowing homebuyers to view your home inside and out, and to take a full tour of each room, is a great way for them to see all of the beauty and potential that it has. However, in order to make the most of the process and get as many buyers as possible interested in placing an offer, you need to prepare your home. Keep reading for a few handy tips that will help you get your home ready for a house viewing.
Deep Clean Your Carpets
If you have wall-to-wall carpeting in any of your rooms, you should make it a point to deep clean them with the help of a professional cleaning service. This is especially important after the winter season, when more indoor traffic for extended periods of time tends to occur. Deep cleaning your carpets with a carpet shampoo will remove unpleasant odours and unsightly stains that could turn off buyers. You want the carpets to look like new so that buyers don’t walk in and immediately think that they have to invest in replacing the carpets if they purchase your home.
Clean and Organise Your Bathroom
It can be easy to let your bathroom turn into a scene of disarray, but before a house viewing, you should definitely clean it up completely and organise all of your medications, toiletries, sponges, towels, etc. Remove any bath toys from the tub, pick up the towels from the floor, and use bleach to thoroughly kill any mould that has developed on the shower’s tiles. And, of course, thoroughly clean the toilet and the sink so that they shine.
Make Your Kitchen Look Amazing
The most important room in the home is the kitchen, and this is one room that will either make a positive or a negative impact on homebuyers that check out your house. Therefore, spend time in this room, making sure that all of the surfaces are cleaned and polished and that everything is organised in the cabinets and drawers. You want to showcase all of the counter space that you have, so clear away any clutter and make sure the trash is taken out so that the kitchen smells fresh and clean.
Organise the Bedrooms and Living Room
Remove as much clutter as possible from your bedrooms in order to make them look as spacious as possible, especially if they are already on the small side. Homebuyers want to be sure that they will be able to comfortably fit all of their furniture into the house that they purchase, so if your bedrooms look too crammed, buyers will be reluctant to make an offer.
The same holds true for your living room as well. So whether you have an open floor plan or not, make sure you keep the floors clean and free of clutter to make the room look inviting and comfortable.
By simply following these tips, you are sure to make a positive impact on any homebuyer that walks through your door during a house viewing.
Bill is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about culture and the arts, however will write about anything that piques his interest including business, travel and lifestyle.