We all know the clichés about baking bread, but there are plenty of less elaborate tricks that can get potential buyers really interested in your property. Here are our top tips that can get you ready for your viewings!
1. Kerb appeal!
The front of your house is so important to a viewer and it makes a lasting impression. Lots of our viewers drive past before their viewing appointment to see your property and location. We recommend making sure your front garden is tidy and smartening up the front of your house if necessary.
2. Keep your rooms bright.
A bright room looks very appealing. Ensure that all your light bulbs are working, blinds are open and that the house has been well aired.
3. Remove clutter.
Try to put away as many items as possible to keep rooms looking spacious and tidy. It can be difficult to declutter so we recommend asking a friend to suggest some items to remove. Make sure all the beds are made up neatly.
4. Fix minor problems.
Take the time to fix that leaky tap, cracked tile or clean marks off the wall- small jobs that viewers can overestimate!
5. Give viewers space.
Allow viewers time to talk, wander the rooms and have all the time they need to assess your house in peace and start picturing themselves there!
6. Put your pets away.
As much as we love Fido, your viewer may have an allergy or simply be uncomfortable. It's best to keep them at a friends or take them around the block for the duration of your viewing.
7. Don’t forget the nice smells!
Everyone has heard the age-old trick of putting a chicken in the oven or baking bread! We wouldn't say go that far but burning a nice candle beforehand or spraying fragrances can really help your property have a homely feel.
If you have yet to put your property on the market, give our Sales Team a call on 01704 550 048 and they will be able to give you honest, professional advice on how to prepare your home to maximise value, and how much it is worth in the current market.