Thinking of selling this spring? Spruce up your home


Spring has traditionally been a popular time for homeowners to place their properties on the market. With warm weather just around the corner, residential property sales are in the air. 
If you're planning on taking advantage of this trend to 
sell your home in spring, one of the first things you’ll want to do is to get your home looking neat, stylish and ready for a successful viewing. 

There are a few simple things you can do to prepare your home for potential buyers - even if you have a busy schedule. Let's take a look at a few powerful strategies that will help you transform the appearance of your Cape Town home. 

Start from the outside

A big factor in attracting prospective buyers to your home is what real estate experts call 
curbside appeal

The way your property looks from the street makes a powerful first impression on visitors - including buyers - and if you can't get them in the door, you're not likely to convince them to buy either. 

  • Neaten up your garden. You don't need to go in for a complete re-landscaping but if your grass is looking a bit long or your flowerbeds are barren, now may be the perfect time to do some planting, weeding and trimming. 

  • Maintain your outside wall and gate. A fresh coat of paint and some rust remover can make a huge difference to the appearance of your home. An attractive wall and gate also create a sense of hospitality and safety that's attractive to prospective buyers.

  • Spruce up your house's exterior. Check your walls for cracks and plaster damage and consider painting the outside of your house to give it a fresh, modern appearance. 

How to style your interior on a budget

You don't need to spend a fortune redecorating your home to make it pop the eyes of a potential buyer. 

  • A bit of cleaning and rearrangement of some of your furniture (and investing in a few inexpensive throws and cushions) can transform your living spaces.

  • Decluttering is an excellent way to create a sense of space and freshness in any room. Getting rid of unnecessary items will also help you when it comes to packing for your move. 

Don't forget your kitchen and bathroom 

With people spending more time at home than ever before, kitchen and bathroom fittings are becoming essential components of any desirable home.

  • You can transform the appearance of these rooms without having to remodel them altogether. Replacing taps or tiles in the area above your kitchen or bathroom sink may just do the trick for modernising the appearance of your home.

  • Modular shower units are easy to install, affordable, and can add extra functionality to any bathroom and ensure that your property appeals to younger professionals

Ready to sell your home this spring? We're here to help

This year could be the best time to put your Cape Town home up for sale.  The Cape Realty team is on hand to assist you throughout the sale process. 
Contact us today.

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