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Advice When Selling Your Home

Selling your property quickly and for the best possible price is always a priority and there are a few simple steps that can greatly improve your chances of making a good first impression to potential buyers:

Exterior

Many people will “drive by” your home prior to booking a viewing. Try to ensure that the exterior of your property is always well maintained - not just for viewings. The frontage is a good place to spend a little money.

A tidy garden gives the impression of a well kept home. Bedding plants & flowers are not generally expensive but will improve the image.

A fresh coat of paint can work wonders to the appearance of external fences, doors and window sills.

Clearing out garages and external stores can give the impression of more space.

Interior

Make sure that you home is clean throughout. A good spring clean always helps and don’t forget the windows.

Try to ensure the interior of your home is free of clutter, particularly in hallways and in smaller rooms. Consider the position of furniture to make the best use of the space. Clutter makes homes feel smaller and less organised.

Objects such as photographs and ornaments can personalise the home to you and can make it more difficult for a potential purchaser to identify it as their home.

Opening the windows in summer can give a brighter, light and airy feel. Ensure there is adequate lighting in every room, particularly in Winter.

Try to keep décor neutral and light to increase the feel quality and spaciousness. Not all buyers view the potential of a home….only as it is currently presented. Simple is always safest.

Not everyone likes pets so if you have a viewing booked, try to keep them isolated.

Use objects to enhance the space such as mirrors which will help to reflect the light and make areas look bigger.

To all the team at Lonsdales, Thank you for all of your help and support throughout the sale of Farm Cottage. With love from Rebecca & Tom J.
To Martin, Julie & Lynne, Two down & one to go! Thank you for all your help in selling my houses! You've all been great & such a calming force, I can't tell you - it's been stressful! All the best Amanda x 20th December 2019
My only regret is that we didn’t go with you from the outset. You stand head and shoulders above our previous agents. Thanks again, Sally
Hi Martin, It is so refreshing to find an estate agents where all the staff are so friendly and so very efficient you should be very proud of your team. If you had not sold your letting business I would certainly have re-rented via you. I hope however it was the right decision for you and that the sales business is good. Lynne G. (An ex landlord that we sold for when she decided she wanted to off load her rental property that we looked after).
To All Staff at Martin Lonsdale Estate Agents, Thank you for your care and consideration in selling our family home. Pamela, Ruth, Brian & Peter.
To Martin, Oriel and staff. Thank you for being so patient with our sale at Brackendale. Love Karen and Mark J******.
We'd just like to thank you for being such a great agency for the time we spent letting 22 Tenterfields; by far the best letting agency we have ever used, and we'd be happy to recommend you to others! We are extremely grateful for the support you have provided us over the last 7 months. Kindest Regards, Gary and Natasha
Property: Derby Road, BD3 - All round first class service, overall experience excellent. Would you recommend our auction service to others? Definately. Well done and keep up the good work. Mrs A Metcalfe
To all at Lonsdales. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything for the last few months! We cannot thank you enough. From Jen, Tom, Finley + Olly (Armitage)
Thank you so much. My friends and family are impressed by you and your company, and how helpful and indeed 'ethical' compared to some others out there. I really do hope to get some house selling business your way soon! Thanks again.
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