Preparing your home for sale: advice from Chandlers builders merchants
As a trusted local builders merchants we supply an extensive array of products for home improvement and garden projects and so, when it comes to preparing a property to put it on the market, we have everything homeowners need along with helpful advice and recommendations.
Check out our tips on selling your home and the best ways to increase the value and appeal of your property:
Getting your home ready for sale: top 5 tips from Chandlers builders merchants
Making sure your home is looking its best can range from making small repairs and improvements to carrying out a renovation project – taking these steps can add considerably to your asking price:
1. Create a great first impression and add kerb appeal
Most potential buyers form an opinion within seconds of setting eyes on a property so it is important to make sure that the outside of your home looks its best: neat, tidy and in good order.
Tip: Paint your front door so that it looks smart and inviting; make any minor repairs to the exterior and roof, as many buyers want to move in without making repairs.
2. Choose the right season for your garden
There are all sorts of myths surrounding the selling of properties. One consideration that is definitely not a myth is that spring and early summer are the best seasons to try and sell your home. People tend to be more focused and enthusiastic at this time of the year – since Christmas and summer holidays are not taking priority – and spring and summer are the times when gardens and outdoor spaces are likely to be blooming and looking their best.
Tip: Freshen your garden and the approach to your property with a few pots of flowering plants; neaten areas by adding attractive shingle or slate chips; a new patio helps potential buyers visualise themselves enjoying the garden.
3. Freshen décor with a lick of paint
Painting the interior of your home in a light and neutral colour will make it seem brighter, airier and more spacious and allow prospective buyers to imagine how it could look.
Tip: Pick up pre-mixed paint and paint mixed to order at our Chertsey & Lewes branches.
4. Update the kitchen or bathroom
Kitchens and bathrooms can make or break the appeal of a property, so if yours is very old and tired then it is worth considering installing a new suite or cabinets.
Tip: We offer expert kitchen design services at our Chertsey branch and bathroom design services at our Lewes branch
5. A bigger project
If there are any obvious conversions to be made – e.g. adapting a garage into an extra room or developing the loft into an additional bedroom – and you have some spare cash and the inclination then a bigger project means that you should easily recoup your money and make a nice profit on top.
Tip: if you don't have the money, time or enthusiasm to make the conversion yourself then obtain planning permission as this will demonstrate your property's potential.
Chandlers builders merchants: supplies and materials for all home improvement projects
As established builders merchants with branches across the South East, we provide both trade and private customers with an extensive selection of building supplies which include:
• Construction, insulation and building supplies
• Internal finishing products
• Glass cut to size (Chertsey branch)
• Electrical goods (selected branches)
• Essential tools and hardware
Please visit your nearest Chandlers Building Supplies depot or call us today