WITH the weather turning sunny and the holidays not starting, now is the most popular time to sell your home in Scotland.
For those who are thinking of putting their property on the market, it is essential that this place is perfected.
The thought of redecorating your home or apartment can be daunting – and expensive.
But expert Suzanne Murphy says small touches don’t necessarily cost the earth and can make a big difference.
Professional real estate broker Suzanne, 48 years old, moderator Urban residentssays there are a number of things that seriously frustrate buyers – and a messy garden is one of the worst.
She said: “We are always told first impressions and I agree 100%.
“If the outside is cluttered and unwelcoming, that’s also what people expect the inside to look like when, in fact, they might not even bother going further than the front door.
“We want viewers to have a great experience, so giving your property facade a fresh look sets the tone and expectations for what’s to come.”
The same can be said of the kitchen, which Suzanne considers the most important room in the house.
“The kitchen is probably the most valuable room on the property,” she said. “A nice kitchen can sell a home while an old, tired kitchen can get in the way of a sale,” she said.
“If the kitchen is really old, the units can be upholstered or painted and the faucets can be refreshed without breaking the budget.
“And of course, clear your countertops – but it’s nice to have plants or flowers or a bowl of fresh fruit.”