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How self storage will help sell your home

MyStore Team - July 19, 2017.

First impressions count

No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. It’s important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Tidy up your drive or front garden and make it look beautiful before anyone even walks in the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression.

Create the illusion of space

Buyers are always on the lookout for plenty of storage inside the home and the more storage space you have throughout your property the better. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your cupboards and cabinets clean and tidy. If you take half of your things out of your cupboards and wardrobes and place them into a secure self storage facility like MyStore and organise what’s left it will look like there is plenty of room throughout your home for everything they need.

Pet lovers beware!

Not everybody is a dog or cat lover. Buyers don’t want to walk into your home and see a bowl full of dog food, smell the cat’s litter box or have tufts of pet hair stuck to their clothes. It will give buyers the impression that your house is not clean and also the smell of dog could put potential buyers off. If you know there is a viewing planned, try and arrange for the pets to be out the house.

Depersonalise your space

One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to depersonalise it. The more personal stuff you have in your home the harder it is for buyers to imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your things and place them in a self-storage facility like MyStore where they will be safe and secure. This includes family photos, memorabilia collections, ornaments, toys and personal keepsakes. Then arrange your furniture to maximise the space.

Make it show ready!

Quick fixes before selling are always the best thing to do before marketing your property. Big makeovers and refurbishment jobs may not always pay off in the long run as you may not make your money back. A fresh coat of paint on the walls or even changing dull colours to natural colours to make the rooms appear brighter and bigger are great ideas. Perhaps get some new curtains, replace door handles, make sure kitchen cupboard doors are all level, fix leaky taps and clean up all the grouting. All these little improvements will give it much more appeal.

Your house needs to be “show-ready” at all times, you never know when the next buyer is going to want to view your property. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep the dishwasher cleaned out, the bathrooms sparkling and make sure there is no dust in the corners. The upkeep is a little inconvenient, but it will get your house sold a lot faster.

Why is MyStore the preferred self storage facility of choice?

At our self storage facility in Witney you can store your belongings in our temperate, secure and clean storage rooms from as little as £9 a week. You will be able to access your individually alarmed room 24 hours a day, so you can come and go as you please. Perfect if you need to hide something away before a viewing! Our well-lit rooms come in a range of sizes from 15 to 150 square foot and
there is no minimum contract term so you can store for as long as you like.

If you think our short-term self storage can help you out with selling your home then get in touch with us today to book your room.

Call us on 01993 22 44 22 or fill in our contact form

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