Property news: Get your home ready for the marketplace

Millar Homes, which currently has eight developments across Yorkshire has some sound advice.
Millar Homes, which currently has eight developments across Yorkshire has some sound advice.
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Making the decision to find a new home is quite momentous in itself and is often a very exciting time.

Housebuilder Miller Homes offers advice on how to get your home ready for sale.

“Buyers make instant decisions when looking at brand new and re-sale homes, indeed it is estimated that on average buyers take less than five minutes to make that first decision as to whether to look into financial arrangements and go ahead with the purchase of that home or not,” said Sarah Whinfrey sales manager Miller Homes Yorkshire.

“With this in mind it is critical that the first impression really does count and we share some tips that every homeowner should do to be ‘sale ready.”

n Pretend to be a buyer – walk up the path, ring the doorbell, glance around your hallway – kerb appeal is imperative to entice your buyer.

n If you’ve got lots of personal bits and bobs about the house it’s worth streamlining them to give a sense of tidiness and space about the place.

n Deal with those little household repair and maintenance jobs – ensure all the light bulbs work, the taps don’t drip and the inside of your cupboards, dishwasher etc are sparklingly clean – people will look inside them.

n Open the blinds, tidy and arrange the curtains nicely and plump the cushions – a light filled house gives a great impression to viewers.

n Make sure the children are out of bed, their rooms and yours are tidy and the beds are made. Clean the bathrooms, make sure each room smells fresh and clean and weather permitting, open the windows

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