If you are looking to sell your home, it needs to be as clean and as decluttered as possible, so why not get involved with spring cleaning and make sure your home is in perfect condition to sell this year.

At Oaks Estate Agents, we have helped many Streatham vendors sell their home and preparation is vital. You may not be thinking about spring and spring cleaning just yet but knowing why it is of benefit and how you can maximise your return is a smart move.

There are strong benefits in cleaning and decluttering your home

When it comes to attracting attention for all the right reasons and making sure people like the look of your home, cleaning and decluttering is essential. Here are some key benefits of the process:

  • A clean home is more attractive to prospective buyers
  • A decluttered home can look more spacious
  • A decluttered home has fewer personal items, making it easier for buyers to imagine themselves in the home

Given that there are obvious benefits and positive outcomes to cleaning your home before selling it, you should put a plan in place. There is no point in us telling you how much time you need to spring clean your home before placing it on the market.

The size of your home, the amount of clutter you need to remove, how hard you will work and the equipment you use will all impact on the length of time it takes you to clean and declutter your home. Therefore, it is best to think about your situation and give yourself deadlines to work towards. You don’t need to do everything in one day but equally, you shouldn’t take too much time because this is when you end up leaving the cleaning work.

Focus on your kitchen and bathroom

When you clean your home, it is important to pay particular attention to the kitchen and bathroom. These are rooms where hygiene is hugely important and you need to make sure that guests are wowed when they enter these rooms.

There was a spell when many vendors carried out an improvement or upgrade work in their kitchen or bathroom before placing the home onto the market, but this is not required these days. As long as you ensure the kitchen and bathroom are spotless, you will find that buyers are not going to be put off your home.

Anyone who is contemplating decorating their home prior to placing it on the market can do so but think with the buyer in mind. In spring, it is best to keep a light and relaxed tone and don’t decorate to your own tastes, think about what the buyer would like to see.

If you’re looking to make the most of spring at home and in the property market, come and see Oaks Estate Agents. We are pleased to say we have helped many Streatham vendors sell their home and we look forward to assisting you too.

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