Preparing a Flat for Sale

Private Property South Africa
Private Property Reporter

You are trying to sell your flat, and the first viewers are coming to look at the property. What do you need to do to ensure that the flat for sale looks in an excellent state to the potential buyer? First of all pay a professional cleaner to clean every little corner in the flat. If the flat for sale has carpets, also professionally clean the carpets. You will only need to clean the carpets once but the advantage is that you get rid of a lot of dust, and carpets often look brand new after such a clean. Should you smoke in the flat, it is also an excellent way to get rid of a lot of the fumes stuck in the carpet. When it comes to kitchen, ensure that all dishes are washed and neatly packed away. Also ensure that the stove is thoroughly clean both inside and on the outside. When people by a property, they will later have to prepare food in the same kitchen, and therefore they don’t want to find it off-putting. While you do not have to pack away all personal items, it is a good idea to get rid of unnecessary stuff. Pack away your laundry (and dirty clothes for that matter). Don’t just chuck things into any cupboard. People interested in buying a property will open cupboards and doors to see how much storage space the flat has. If small things are broken, try to fix it before potential buyers view the house. This could be anything from a leaking tap to a door that squeaks. Also remember to replace fused light bulbs. This will indicate that you maintained the property on a daily basis. Freshen up the flat for sale as often as possible, especially on days that you expect viewers. Open windows and doors. But beware of leaving room fresheners in the flat as the specific smell of the freshener could put some potential buyers off.

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