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7 things to do before selling your House and what potential buyers might like




If you're selling your house, congratulations! You've made the first in a series of steps that will set you on the road toward a new chapter. When it comes to how to sell your house, though, there are some crucial things that sellers can do to make their home appeal more to potential buyers. Your initial reaction might be: "I have an amazing house already! Why would I need to change anything?" And maybe you're right. Since everyone has different tastes and preferences, there's no way for one person—or even an entire committee—to predict what every buyer is going to look for when they walk through your front door. Still, there are some general guidelines you can follow that will help liven up your home for its big debut and show buyers what a great place it could be for them.


Get rid of clutter.

  • Remove all clutter from the house.

  • Remove all old furniture and appliances.

  • Get rid of toys, clothes, books, magazines, paperwork and decorations that you don't need or want anymore.

  • This is where we dome in , we can provide a man and a van or Removals service to collect your unwanted items in advance of your move as you declutter.


Clean up your yard.

  • Clean up your yard. If you have a lot of junk lying around, it could be a turnoff for potential buyers. If you have dead trees or shrubs in the front of your house, they can make the house look messy and unkempt.

  • Make sure your yard is tidy and well maintained. A neat-looking lawn will say to a buyer that you care about how things look and that they're important to you. Also make sure there's enough lighting in the area so people will feel safe walking through at night time if they need to get into their car or another place on the property (like a storage shed).

Give your home a fresh coat of paint.


You can also freshen up your home by painting a room. Choose a neutral colour or one that will appeal to potential buyers. If you have children, choose a colour they like so they'll feel at home; if you're on the market with friends or family, ask them what colours they'd prefer in their homes.


Freshen up your bathroom and kitchen.

  • Clean the floor and walls of your bathroom.

  • Replace the tiles with new ones that are in line with the current trends.

  • Paint the walls a fresh colour to match your new curtains, shower screen and toilet seat.

Improve your landscaping.


  • Add a new flower bed.

  • Add a new fence.

  • Add a new patio.

  • Create an outdoor path by laying cinder blocks or bricks in the ground to create an easy-to-follow route through your yard—this is especially useful if you have lots of plants and shrubs that would otherwise make it difficult for guests to navigate around them! If you prefer not to leave any permanent marks on your lawn, try laying down stepping stones instead of bricks; these can be moved around from time to time without damaging the grass below them too much since they're made out of concrete rather than solid rock like regular bricks might be made out of."

Host an open house.

  • Host an open house. An open house is a great way to show potential buyers what you have to offer, but don't forget: they'll be looking at you, too! Make sure your home is tidy and clean, well-lit and decorated. If your home smells good (even better if it smells like some delicious food), then all the better.

A few small improvements can make a big difference


A few small improvements can make a big difference when you're selling your house. The most important thing to consider is that the buyer's comfort level is more important than yours. If a buyer is willing to pay more for a house that has been improved, then it's money well spent.

It's also worth noting that most buyers will not be able to put an exact price on what they want in their home, but they will know when they see it or don't see it.


We hope you found these tips helpful and they inspire you to make the changes that will ensure your home sells in no time! Happy selling!


Our role in your moving process


We at Joel Removals are able to move your house contents to your new home or to storage. We are the number one stop shop for your moving needs and we can handle you move from start to finish. Feel free to contact us so that we can pencil down your likely moving dates and to give you a reasonable quote for your move as we will not be beaten on prices!

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