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5 tips to prepare your home for a Spring sale

5 tips to prepare your home for a Spring sale

​ ​ Local property sales expert John-Paul Burrough of award-winning Marsh & Parsons Tooting has five great tips to spruce up your property for a quick and easy sale in the sunny months to come!
   

Now that the sun has decided to show its face and spring is finally here, it’s prime time to refresh your property following those chilly winter months.

Preparing your home for a spring sale is about more than just a quick spring clean, so we’ve outlined our five top tips to give your property a mini face-lift, ready for the traditionally busy spring market and the warmer, brighter months ahead.


1. De-cluttering

The first, and perhaps the most beneficial tip, is to de-clutter and de-personalise your home as much as possible. This will not only help buyers envision themselves living there, as clear environments allow for clear minds, but will also relieve a huge amount of the stress of moving.

Top Tip: Spend a weekend categorising possessions into ‘keep or throw’ piles and take unwanted junk down to the local charity shop or tip. Store those in the ‘keep’ pile neatly and hide them out of sight for viewings.
 

Hereward Road
 For Sale: Hereward Road, SW17

 

2. Pruning the garden

Gardens tend to take a back seat in winter, when no one wants to brave the cold to de-weed and mow the lawn. However, for buyers looking for a summer move, a well-maintained garden can be incredibly important, so make sure yours is looking its best!

Top Tip: Start by pruning bushes and flower beds, planting some bright daffodils or a colourful creeper, and de-weed the grass and beds – it’ll look revitalised in no time!
 

Ambleside Avenue
For Sale: Ambleside Avenue, SW16

 

3. Washing the windows

During the winter months, we often leave the house as the sun comes up and return home once it is set. Dirty windows can easily go unnoticed in the winter – however when the sun is shining there’s no escaping the grime which can make the property seem unkempt and unloved.

Top Tip: Give windows a spring clean both inside and out to allow potential buyers to enjoy the views of the beautifully pruned garden.
 

Longley Road
For Sale: Longley Road, SW17

 

4. Updating the paintwork

A lick of paint can go a long way when your property is on the market. Scuffed, dirty walls and fixtures can make a property feel unwelcoming and can put a potential buyer off.

Top Tip: Assess the doors, window frames and garden gates and, where necessary, give them a fresh lick of paint. Inside, brighten walls and cover up any scuff marks, making sure to keep things neutral!
 

Garratt Lane
For Sale: Garratt Lane, SW17

 

5. General maintenance

We all have those small maintenance jobs that need fixing and that we keep putting off. However, when your property is on the market first impressions count, and it’s these small issues that could be the deciding factor for a potential buyer.

Top tip: Make a list of outstanding maintenance jobs your property needs and set aside a weekend to give your home some TLC. Fixing these small things will go a long way when your property is on the market.
 

Fairlight Road
For sale: Fairlight Road, SW17
 

Spring is a great season for anyone looking to sell or let their property. If you’re considering selling or letting your home, get in touch with one of our 30 offices across London.

Buying or renting a property this spring? Take a look at our variety of homes for sale and to let in Tooting.

If you would like advice on your sale or purchase, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team.
 

Marsh & Parsons Tooting is an award-winning estate agent and one of our valued Community Partners. Find them at 29-31 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7TS. Call John-Paul (sales) or Miles (lettings) on 020 8115 8053.

For sales, visit https://www.marshandparsons.co.uk/london/tooting/sales/status-all

For lettings, visit https://www.marshandparsons.co.uk/london/tooting/lettings

Find out more on their website, and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Find out more about our Community Partners here.

Marsh & Parsons

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