Top Tip Declutter Your Property Before It Goes On The Market

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If you put your hand on a hot stove you would not be surprised to burn it. And if you go for a stroll when it’s pouring down with rain you’ll get soaked, right? Duh, of course, you’re now probably thinking ‘tell me something I don’t know’.

However, it’s also pretty obvious that if you put your property on the market and it’s filled with clutter, it is a much harder home to sell. It makes your home look smaller and never has a potential buyer said to their agent ‘I’m looking for somewhere really small and cluttered’.

People generally prefer a blank canvas to work with, as this makes it a lot easier for potential buyers to visualise the property with all of their possessions within it and how they can make use of the space themselves. A cluttered home makes that hard to do as it’s difficult to look past that clutter when it’s right in front of you.

Sure, we deal with lots of people downsizing but they still want ample space to live in and enjoy.

We recently surveyed the team in our office asking for their top property tip. Leading the way by some distance was the vital importance of keeping a property clean and clutter-free when people are coming round to view it.

You want viewers to marvel about how big your bedroom seems and not be turned off by the fact there’s no floor space due to unnecessary items left everywhere.

Less is definitely more in this scenario, as untidy properties tend to stay on the market a lot longer than smart, clean and tidy ones!

So spend a bit of time decluttering your property before it goes on the market. If you have items you can’t part with, put them into storage, just don’t leave them lying around for a potential buyer to step over.

The few hours you spend ridding your home of unnecessary clutter could make you thousands in an increased sale price.

Put simply, space sells, clutter doesn’t. It sounds obvious but many people dismiss this advice.

Our team here at MyLondonHome are always happy to answer any of your questions on preparing to bring a property to market successfully.

Do you want a SOLD sign standing proud outside your property ASAP? If so, call our team on 020 7222 2500 or email us: office@mylondonhome.com

This post was written by:

Steven Herd

Steven's extensive 30 years of estate agency experience in London culminated in launching MyLondonHome, which has enabled him to bring together a hand-picked team to provide the high level of quality advice, market strength and service he is renowned for.

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