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We plan on putting house on market. Do you have any tips on how I can make the most of what space we have.

We have declutted

painted bathrooms white going to give carpets a scrub on weekend and we in middle of painted hall stairs and landings

Ann1984
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
Auntielettie
Auntielettie1 month ago

When we put our house up for sale the estate agent told us to de-clutter and once we thought it looked ok, do it a second time. It's necessary but you have to permanently live in a showhouse, good luck selling.

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

You may already know this one Ann. It is an old trick to have bread baking or coffee brewing during viewings. You could always buy some part baked rolls baking while viewers are in and then eat for lunch or dinner.

It was winter when we viewed and the log fire sold it for me!

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

Lynibis part baked it’s going to be πŸ˜‚worlds worst cook 🀫

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Username65022
Username650221 month ago

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

Sanitation1234 air freshers will definitely be needed 18 year old room am thinking moving him out until sold πŸ˜‚ typical gamer

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly251 month ago

I think, if you can, leave the property for viewings and let the estate agent show people around instead. I much preferred to view houses this way.

A tidy and fresh front approach to the house is important. Pots of plants or a hanging basket help.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

gerrykelly25 we going to be out at viewing agent will agree times with us

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly251 month ago

Ann1984 good luck with the sale. It is a stressful time! Have you found a house to move to?

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

gerrykelly25 no not yet we won’t to know first how much we have to play with

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Johnny
Johnny1 month ago

Top tip - clean your windows inside and out. Bear in mind that they won't just look cleaner, they'll make the whole room look more spacious.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

Johnny yeah been doing Windows my pet hate because soon they done sticky fingers are on within five minutes πŸ˜‚ need to put kids in boarding school I think

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Johnny
Johnny1 month ago

Ann1984

"...how I can make the most of what space we have?"

"...need to put kids in boarding school I think..."

Problem solved! πŸ˜‚

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Mango4
Mango41 month ago

Clean & Tidy front garden and front of house - First Impressions. Neutral colours throughout, always open windows and turn lights on even in daylight when people are viewing to give the bright airy fresh feeling in each room. Fresh flowers or a nice bowl of fruit on the table/ sideboard are also a nice touch .

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox1 month ago

There's a few things you can do right away and don't require external help:

- Declutter, no kids toys, nothing laying around, no dogs toys/food trays

- Clean, every surface, wood floor with wood furnishing liquid, your hobs, your cupboards, everything shining through

- Clean your toilet, shower etc and air it out

- Remove excessive family/friends photos, one in your tv stand is okay, other than that is a nono, it's too much clutter.

- Bookshelves, organize by size or book cover colour to make it more aesthetic

- Cover holes, paint any spots that need painting

- As others said, clean windows inside and outside

- A plant is only pleasing if it does not take away from the perceived space

- Coffee table could have a magazine (be smart when picking one) or a book but if thick it has to be large, play with proportion to the table, if the table is not very big the book can't be massive either

- Pictures with sunlight only

- Look up online how to take pictures to increase size perception and room openness

For viewings:

- SMELL! shoes stored away or aired out, don't cook the hours before viewings so it does not leave food smell, get some incense sticks to give your house some smell, don't put them on right before people come in as it may be too strong

- No candles on... as decoration is ok

- Play with the weather, booking viewings in nice sunny days/when the sun is out to highlight the house

Requires money/extra effort:

- Carpet cleaning

- Gardening, clear out all the dirt, weeds and small greens that shouldn't be there

- Driveway cleaning

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
1 month ago

Thank you done most of the above didn't think needed to rearrange and clean out cupboards are viewer's that nosy and look inside. With kids toys it's hard where to put away as big wooden built like kitchen doll house and table with chairs all little toys are stored away in leather box or under a cupboard organised. I don't won't to remove her toys as don't know how long it could take to sell as she only 4.

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox1 month ago

Ann1984 I meant to clean your cupboards the doors, the handles as much of the interest picks up with pictures and a good picture with a clean and tidy home is a job half done in my opinion.

Same goes for storing away all the unnecessary junk.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 month ago

LordUnbox all that's done we live in a newish build 8 year old agent said it more location then house as we close to alot of road links to towns with motor ways and train links

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox1 month ago

Ann1984 you can't change your location but you can change how the house looks.

This is by no means expert advice, just from moving from house to house, internet and ultimately being picky with I would want for myself.

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