Preparing your house for sale: window dressings
Jo Powell, July 2016
Preparing your property for its grand entrance onto the real estate market is the greatest investment you can make, after buying the house itself and, as we always remind all vendors, making a big impact at the time of listing provides the best chance of a quick sale at a high price. Understanding preparation concepts will help you make a start in truly presenting your property for sale in the best possible fashion, which in turn will make a big difference to how long your property takes to sell and ultimately the price you are able to achieve. When looking at (or out of) your windows, consider the following:
Remove all decorative window dressingsThis includes all drapes, pelmets, swags etc. I know this seems odd. You probably love them, because you probably chose them, and they probably cost a fortune! If you do really love them, you may like to take them with you to your new home. Removing them has the added bonus of ensuring that they are not considered part of the chattels upon sale and so you will be free to do this. Remember, the objective here is to appeal to as many prospective purchasers as possible.
Add the following window treatments to all areas where privacy is required
- Roll Downs
- Roman Blinds