First Impressions Count
When you stand on the footpath and look at your house, what do you see? Is the front garden tidy, or is the grass long and are the beds full of weeds? Is the driveway clean, or could it do with a blast from a pressure washer? If you have a front porch, does it look secure, yet welcoming?
First impressions count, and if you want to give yourself the best chance of selling your home, it is wise to ensure that the front of your home looks tidy, inviting and well maintained.
Dig the beds over and remove any weeds so they look neat, and mow the grass regularly. Your front garden does not need to look like an exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show, but keeping it maintained will give a better impression to prospective buyers. It will also help give the impression that your home is easy to maintain, making it more attractive to viewers. De-clutter the porch and make sure the front door and any windows are clean. This will make your home look more inviting and well looked after.
Potential buyers will notice dirty carpets as they walk around your home, and they can be expensive to replace, which may put people off. Therefore, it is a good idea to have the carpets cleaned when you put your home on the market.
Swissmaid offer a professional carpet cleaning service, and our carpet cleaning technicians are fully trained to clean your carpets using safe and effective methods. Our carpet cleaning service can give your carpets a new lease of life, making your home feel fresher and more appealing to viewers.
Clutter can make your home appear much smaller than it really is, and it could give prospective buyers the impression that it is too small to store everything effectively. For example, if your hallway is cluttered with shoes and coats, it gives viewers the idea that it might look like that if they were to purchase it. Clutter also makes a home feel smaller and less comfortable.
Try installing a shoe and coat rack to store belongings tidily. Remember that nobody expects your home to look like a show home – it is being lived in after all! However, the clearer you can keep the floors, shelves and worktops, the more attractive your home will look to prospective buyers.
Think about it this way: when you are looking to book a hotel, would you consider booking a room if the photographs showed other people’s possessions strewn across the floor and around the bathroom sink? It would probably give you a far more negative impression than a photograph showing a tidy and well-presented room. We all know that in reality the room is not going to stay pristine all of the time simply due to the fact that it is being used on a near-constant basis. What matters is the impression you get of how the room will be presented when you arrive and how well the hotel will be run.
Kitchens & Bathrooms
Kitchens and bathrooms are major focus points in any home. Prospective buyers will know that they will need to use these rooms several times every day, so it is vital that they are presented to give the best impression. Give them a thorough clean and tidy before prospective buyers come to view your home – tiles, floors, windows, surfaces, appliances and suites all need to look clean and functional.
Even if the buyer decides to replace the kitchen units or the bathroom suite, viewing a clean and tidy bathroom and kitchen will give a much better impression than rooms that are dirty and in disrepair.
You may be considering leaving the oven in the kitchen, which can be useful to prospective buyers and an attractive selling point. If this is the case, why not have your oven professionally cleaned by Swissmaid?
Swissmaid’s oven cleaning technicians are specially trained to make any oven shine, using safe, environmentally-friendly products. A sparkling clean oven will be more attractive to prospective buyers as they will be able to feel comfortable with the idea of using it and will be less inclined to regard it as another thing that will need replacing if they move in.
Swissmaid Have Been Cleaning Homes Since 2001
Swissmaid have been cleaning homes in Andover, Winchester and Newbury and the surrounding areas since 2001. We are fully insured, and our cleaners are professionally trained and qualified to clean your home.If you are considering selling your home, contact Swissmaid today to enquire about our carpet cleaning and oven cleaning services.