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Little Hadham estate agents David Lee gives five top tips for getting your home ready to put on the post-coronavirus property market

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Are you thinking of selling your home this year? Lee O'Brien, a director at Little Hadham-based estate agents David Lee, has pulled together five things to do to get it ready for the property market while living in lockdown...

Make the outside look great

People do judge a book by its cover. Spend time tidying up the garden with simple things like mowing the lawn, planting flowers and weeding.

As for the house itself, make sure everything is new and fresh and recently painted. Kerb appeal counts.

Spruce up the living areas

You need to declutter. Clutter makes a room feel smaller and makes it harder for a buyer to imagine living in your home. Make sure distinctive features like fireplaces can be fully appreciated.

Following these five tips will increase your chances of celebrating a sale once the coronavirus crisis is over
Following these five tips will increase your chances of celebrating a sale once the coronavirus crisis is over

Let the natural daylight flood in by pulling back the curtains and removing any items that might block light such as vases or photo frames on window sills.

Tackle the to-do list

All those little things you've been meaning to do but never got around to? Buyers will notice them, and they'll detract from the value of your home.

So now's the time to tighten those loose doorknobs, fix that leaky tap and paint over the scuffs from when you first moved in your sofa.

David Lee director Lee O'Brien (33870524)
David Lee director Lee O'Brien (33870524)

Go neutral

If your taste runs to tangerine painted walls or violently-coloured floral wallpaper, now might be the time for a once-over with some sensible off-white. You may find it boring, but quiet and inoffensive sells much better than loud and loopy.

Organise your closets

Storage space is a huge selling point. If your closets are stuffed to the brim, buyers will think you don't have enough of it. Grab some boxes, dividers and other solutions that will help you make your stuff look more organised, and remove extra items you don't need immediately (you can stow them away until you move).

Getting these things done at home before launching a property to market will give you the best chance of attracting a buyer when you launch.

We want to wish all of our community well over this difficult time.

Go to www.davidlee.co.uk to find out more about David Lee.

David Lee (33869493)
David Lee (33869493)

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