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Prepare your home for the January market

By the Beresfords Marketing Team - 19th January 2012

With a new year upon us many people’s thoughts turn to moving home, remember the famous saying – new year, new start?

January is a great time to get out there and see what’s available before the rush begins in spring, traditionally the busiest time of the year for house hunting.

Our message to buyers and sellers is ‘don’t hold back’ – if moving is on your mind then take steps to make it happen!

There are plenty of ways to dress your home if you are putting it on the market:

- Bedrooms add value. If there is a room that you use for storage, or a playroom that could be used as a bedroom, clear it out and put a bed in it. If you want to demonstrate dual usage, put in a sofa bed to show how easily it could be converted.

- The fabric of the home. Not everyone shares the same taste in interior design or soft furnishings. Unusual patterned carpets or sofas with plain rugs or throws add a new dimension and a fresh look.

- De-clutter. It may not be easy at this time of year, with a new batch of Christmas toys taking up space – but de-clutter where you can. Draw up a room by room list and work through methodically.

- Make your home welcoming. Fresh flowers always make a lovely touch and show you care about the home.

- Kerb appeal. First impressions count. Make sure the front of your home looks appealing. Some planted up containers add a splash of much needed colour during the winter months.

- Maintain it well. Don’t forget to keep on top of maintaining the property and do try and make it feel homely even if it’s not occupied, for example table lamps on a timer and keeping the heating ticking over.

For further tips contact your local Beresfords office, details of which can be found by clicking here

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