Preparing Your House for Sale in London

Posted on June 10, 2019 by Lauren May
Preparing Your House for Sale in London

For anyone who is planning on putting their house or flat for sale in London in 2019, there are a few things that you might have to consider. London has a lot of new housing developments in the pipeline, which means fewer potential buyers for your property. Couple that with the gradual decline in property values in the capital and you could be faced with some tough decisions. When selling our home, the primary aim is to achieve the asking price without having to wait for months on end to sell.

There is one method that many people use to improve their chances of a timely sale. Home staging is a service that can improve the aesthetic appeal of a property that’s in preparation for viewings. There are professional home staging consultants, but it’s also possible to undertake the project yourself should you prefer to take control of the sale of your home. And to help you work out which option is more suitable, here are some tips on how to approach the presentation of your house or flat in London.

How to Prepare Your House for Sale –

Home staging is essentially about showcasing your home in its best light. And to do that, there needs to be an objective evaluation of your property by someone with an eye for detail. That’s why many people use professional home stagers for this task. And because Aussie has a long history of working with companies and individuals in all sectors, we will happily arrange a referral for you.

There are costs to consider with this option, but it has helped many of our customers sell their homes. However, it’s possible to take the work on yourself as a DIY home refurbishment or renovation project. It’s worth drafting some pros and cons of hiring a home staging expert against undertaking the project yourself. And make sure you cost everything out entirely before you make a decision.

If you go with the option of doing the home staging yourself, the first thing that you need to do is to clean your house or apartment thoroughly. There are two ways of doing this. You can do the dirty work yourself, or you can let London’s best professional cleaning company, Aussie Clean do it. A spotless home isn’t just for appearance purposes, that comes later in the process. You’ll notice any maintenance issues that require your attention.

Every carpet must undergo a steam clean, which can be done with Aussie Clean or you’ll need to hire a specialist machine. All deep stains and grime should be removed by taking out all appliances and cleaning in, under and behind. Similarly, each room needs a new coat of paint. For every wall and woodwork, including the skirting boards and window frames. You should hire a plasterer to fix any issues with the walls. Even the slightest dent or crack might put off a potential buyer.

Using Man & Van and Storage in London –

Home staging is similar to interior design or renovation work, and depending on the state of your property, the latter could be a requirement. Our first suggestion is going to be clearing and creating as much space as possible in your home. Renting a self storage unit will keep your possessions safe and secure, as well as giving you more room to spruce up your house or apartment.

There is no lease to worry about – you only need to keep your storage unit for the duration of your project. Many of our customers retain their units long after their home staging or renovation work ends because of the convenience that storage provides. And once you sell your current home, you may need storage to tide you over between moving dates.

Aussie has a range of removals services that suit every type of home staging or renovation project. Many professional home developers and interior designers use our man with a van and Self Storage services for every job they sign up for. A lot of freelancers use our self storage units for their office and workspace. And our Man & Van service provides them with a vehicle.

Aussie’s Man & Van package is the best of its kind in London that aims to attain the highest standard of service delivery. With this service, you have two Aussie team members at your disposal for all the heavy-lifting work. Additionally, you’ll have the use of a vehicle for any collections of materials.

Aussie – Removals Services that Help Sell Homes in London –

Aussie works with tens of thousands of people who sell and relocate in London every year. It’s essential to make your home look its best when people attend viewings. Even the slightest defect can make a difference in how they respond to your home. That’s why home staging can make it much easier to sell your house or flat.

Although there are people who think that home staging is an unnecessary expense, our team have seen the benefits first-hand. That’s why we can help with arranging these services while we also organise your relocation. Similarly, we will be on hand at all stages of your relocation once your current property sells.

Approaching the sale of your home proactively could be the difference between spending a couple of months in London’s housing market or over a year. With some well thought out investment and hard work, you’ll sell your home in no time and be ready to close the deal on your new home.

If you would like to discuss our range of services or ask for a home staging referral, please contact us today. We are also available to discuss how man & van and storage services can help sell your home in London.