If you’re planning to sell your home, you might not want to spend a huge amount of money on the property before you sell it, but there are lots of little tweaks that you can make which won’t cost the earth but will increase your chances of finding a buyer. Today, I’m looking at five simple things that you can do which will make buyers see the potential of your home:

Gardens

Many people want outdoor space but will stuggle to see the potential of a garden or green space which is wild and overgrown. Spend a weekend mowing lawns, weeding borders and generally tidying up as much as you can. A neat frint garden will increase the curb appeal of your home exponentially.

Front Door

Your front door is the gateway to your home and if it looks shabby, it can make the whole house look shabby too. If it’s a wooden door then sand it down and give it a new lick of paint in a frsh, vibrant colour (West London estate agents Featherstone Leigh suggest that red is one of the colours which appeals to buyers¬†the most!) and if you have a UPVC door, make sure it’s spotlessly clean and free from cobwebs!

Lighting

If your house suffers with poor lighting then it can immediately give a bad impression of the whole space. Most house buyers want light and airiness, so if you’re using bulbs which give off barely more than a candle’s worth of light, you might want to consider opting for a bulb with a brighter but warmer hue. Lamps are also nice, especially if you’re showing a house at night because they’ll give a cosy, homely feel.

Clutter

If you’re a bit of a hoarder, you might like to live with a lot of STUFF around you, but most house buyers report being put-off of an otherwise perfect home because of the seller’s clutter. It can be really hard to see past random clutter and too many furnishings to imagine how a space would look with our own stuff in it, so pare back your clutter as much as you can – getting rid of stuff will make packin to move a lot easier, too!

Clean

Cleanliness is really important to most buyers. A house doesn’t have to look like a show home, but for most people the thought of moving into a house and having to clean of a layer of grime from the previous tenants is more than a little off-putting. If you’re going to spend money on anything, invest in paying a provate cleaning company to come and do a one-off deep clean of your property before you put it on the market. It will look better, smell better and undoubtedly be more appealing to the people you want to buy it.