Are you sale-ready? Top tips for selling your St Albans home this summer!

Are you thinking of selling this summer?

Are you thinking of selling this summer? - Credit: Archant

With fewer homes coming on to estate agents’ books than there are eager buyers ready to snap them up, the St Albans area is currently a sellers’ hotspot. But if you are hoping to achieve the best price for your property it is still worth doing all you can to make your house sale-ready. Here are some inexpensive ways to do just that...

* De-clutter by boxing up your nicknacks ready for your new home.

* Re-organise your rooms to make the best use of space and put bulkier items into store while you show your property.

* Tidy the garden and add colourful pot plants if necessary. You can take them with you when you go.

* Spruce the place up with a thorough deep clean, particularly the kitchen and bathroom. And de-odourize.

* Encourage more light in by hanging mirrors.

* Eliminate strong colours and go for a neutral scheme if possible. Magnolia has had its day but white is in.

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* Send pets away. Though you love them, some buyers may not.

* Ensure kitchen cupboards and appliances are in a good state of repair.

* Worn carpets and lino look unattractive and are a trip hazard. Cover with a rug.

* Finish off all those DIY jobs that have been hanging around. If you don’t have time employ a professional.

* Replace spent light bulbs and keep the lights on when potential buyers visit.