Home improvements to make before selling your home

We’ve all started a DIY project, only to get side-tracked. However, if you’re thinking of selling your property, it’s important to finally get to it to give your home the best chance possible.

Minimise the clutter

Before you begin to make any improvements to your property, make sure that its best features aren’t hidden behind clutter. It’s important to allow people to be able to envision their own family in your property so remove anything that largely relates to your religious or political stance.

Start with one room at a time and create 3 piles: Keep, bin and sell/charity. As a general rule of thumb, if you haven’t worn or used something in the past year, you’re probably not going to miss it. If some of your furniture clashes with your décor or is in poor condition, get rid or put it into storage. Anything that doesn’t compliment your house needs to go.


As you wander around someone’s home, it’s the little things that you notice first – and this goes for potential homebuyers wandering around your property. Make a list of all the issues you haven’t gotten around to fixing and set aside time. The fewer problems potential buyers discover, the better.

Give it a deep clean

Property cleanliness is another reason why someone could turn down your home. From windows to carpets, cupboard doors to walls, give every room a quality clean and add a few diffusers for an added extra.

Consider painting

A fresh coat of paint is not only relatively simple to do but it’s also bound to brighten up your property. Remember, people need to be able to see themselves living in a new space so opt for neutral tones rather than vibrant shades.

Fix the flooring

Flooring can make or break a sale. Broken flooring gives the impression of neglect and might make buyers wary of other issues with the house. Replace chipped tiles, clean the grout and fix any dodgy floorboards. Carpeting is often seen as an upgrade and can attract certain buyers if fitted in a quality way.

And remember,

There’s a buyer out there for every property! Selling a property is about creating a welcoming environment and making your listing stand out. These tips should help you to increase your chances of showing your home in its best light.

If you’re looking to sell a property in Manchester, get in touch with Kaytons today.

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