27 Mar

Removing clutter 'can boost selling opportunities'

Removing clutter 'can boost selling opportunities'

In a bid to sell properties homeowners should remove any clutter and personal items from them, haart has suggested this week.

Chief executive of the organisation Paul Smith said that a strong "first impression" can help people to see success on the market.

This is because prospective buyers have to imagine living in the homes themselves and things such as ornaments and paperwork can put them off, it observed.

"A thorough spring clean from top to bottom is essential. If you don't want to spend your weekend cleaning why not employ a professional cleaner for a one-off thorough clean," he stated.

Moreover, cupboards should be neat and tidy as well, he argued, because a high proportion of buyers also rifle through them when they embark on a viewing.

Ultimately, he added, such work could lead to a sale and this "inviting" nature will gather fruit in the number of offers that come in.

The National Association of Estate Agents recently revealed that it takes an average of 20 weeks for a property to be sold.ADNFCR-1222-ID-18525222-ADNFCR

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