If you were looking to sell your home before Spain’s quarantine due to COVID-19 this can be a stressful time. Virtual tours of properties are available but many potential buyers would want to visit a property. It can feel a little like a waiting game at the moment.
Instead of feeling a little frustrated and waiting for the restrictions to be lifted, there are jobs that can be done to ensure that your house sells for maximum value. The quarantine won’t last forever so be ready to hit the ground running! From tidying the garden to minor repairs, make the most of this time and you could potentially add to the value of your home when viewings are permitted once again.
Get Ready To Sell Your Home
Here is a short list of fixes or modifications that will make your home more appealing to potential buyers:
Fix any broken lighting fixtures and make a note of all bulbs that have blown. Having every light in working order can very often be overlooked. Buyers want properties with lots of light so this can be an integral part of the preparation for viewings.
Do you have any broken tiles or portions of the floor that are chipped or needing a little TLC? Take the time to repair any issues with flooring, you may not currently be able to replace tiles but taking a full review of the condition of the floor will set you up for the coming viewings. It may be as simple as a deep clean but this can make all the difference.
Old and hard water can leave taps stained and needing a good clean. This is very often not instantly visible in day to day life and a deep clean of sinks and taps can lift the impression a buyer has of your property.
While under the lockdown laws in Spain you may not be able to buy paint but the ideal situation would be to remove any accent colours and bring the neutral tones throughout your home. It is important to remember that not everyone will have the same ideas about décor and a blank canvas is much better than trying to find a buyer with the same tastes.
Minor Repairs and Cleanse
Any damage or maybe leaks can now be fixed (if you have the skillset). From cupboard doors that may not be tightened fully to squeaky hinges and dirty outdoor blinds. There are lots of tasks that often escape sellers as they do not have the time to fully prepare a property for viewings. Work and other commitments are a priority but with the time now afforded to many through being kept at home you could look at ticking many of these off your checklist and making sure your home is the very best condition to be sold.
This is a section of the house that can often be forgotten. It is obvious that gardens should be well kept but what about pathways leading to the front door, rock features, even gates to enter the property. All of these features offer a first impression to a potential buyer. Take the time to make the first impression count.
Clean pathways of any weeds, make sure outdoor lighting is in workig order, water features and rocks are tidy and generally that this is one of the most presentable areas of your property.
If you think your home is in perfect condition, take pictures or a video on your phone and look more closely a day later. Very often this will highlight problems we would not normally see as we are too accustomed to the same sights.Quick Tip
Many of these tasks and changes you may already have thought of and changed already but for those who have been searching for ways to fill their time during the recent week, these changes will add value to your property when it is time to sell.