Selling A House Without Home Furnishings or Décor?How to prepare your empty property for sale and show it off.

When it comes to selling your house it stands to reason that you’re going to want to get it right. Although sellers often recognise that finding a buyer can take time, it makes sense to do what you can to do to ensure your home is sold as quickly as possible and for the best possible price. So, what can you do to showcase an empty property’s potential?

If you start to read advice on how to sell your home, you’ll often come across advice surrounding home staging. This talks about how to showcase your property in the best possible way, and how you attract buyers with a few finishing touches. Although all of this information is helpful – it doesn’t always apply if your property is empty.

If you do have an unoccupied property you wish to sell, you’ll probably want to take a slightly different approach. You want viewers to be able to picture what life will be like if they buy your home, so think of it like a blank canvas you’re showing off to them.

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What Does The House Have To Offer?

When a property is empty, you’re selling the idea of what someone else can do with the property. When you are moving out, consider what you might be able to leave behind to help people be able to visualise themselves living there in the future. Do you have amazing curtains or big mirrors in the bedroom that show off the house? If so, is it an option to leave them there when you move out?

 

The Outdoor Space

This year has got people concentrating on the outdoor space they have available and this could affect what people are looking for in new homes. Whatever outdoor space you have, make sure it is as tidy as possible! You want people to be able to picture sitting in the outdoor space you have to offer, so it is worth spending some time repainting the shed, mowing the lawn or tidying up the fences before you put any property on the market.

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Make Sure Everything is Clean

Without furniture and home décor to brighten up a room and distract attention, the barebones of your property are going to be visible. This means that you’ll need to make sure everything is as clean as possible. Invest some time in really cleaning everything, even the bits you think don’t matter.

 

Hiring a cleaner to carry out a deep clean for you is a worthwhile investment too. They’ll be able to clean everything – skirting boards, window sills, light sockets and much more. It might be bits that you don’t think will make a difference, but you’re selling an empty home so you want to ensure that everything sparkles!

 

An empty room shows off everything so keep this in mind when you’re cleaning in preparation for coming on the market. If you live nearby and can come and clean every couple of weeks then this is recommended. Empty houses can start to smell musty and collect dust, so if you’re able to visit and freshen up the house regularly then this will be a massive benefit for selling your home.

Think Flooring

The floors are going to play a big part in how good a room looks, so make sure they look their best. If your budget allows, then look at replacing broken flooring or dirty carpets. If this isn’t possible then give them an extensive clean to ensure they look as clean and fresh as possible. You want people to be able to imagine the property being their dream home and clean floors will most definitely help with this. People want to see an empty house as one they can move into and make their own straight away. Let them see there isn’t loads of work they need to do to make this happen.

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Let In The Light

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Home Comforts

Depending on the time of year, you’ll want to ensure the house is still shown a little love. Program the heating to come on at least once a day to help take the chill off of a room, your viewers will most definitely notice a difference. If the weather is warm, ensure that the people conducting viewings open any windows before any guests arrive. This will give the house a sunny, fresh feeling which is always a good thing!

Getting The Property Sold

Whenever you sell a property it is important to highlight the selling points of the property, so that people can imagine their future life there. With an empty property, your estate agent should be talking about the possibilities of the property & letting viewers picture what their life would be like there should they choose to move in. If you would like advice on selling a property one of our Knock Knock estate agents would love to help so please do not hesitate to get in touch.