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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.

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.
Hi Martin Just a note to say a big thank you to your staff and yourself for the exceptional service which we received during the sale of our house on Cross Rd and the help which you offered on the purchase of our new property. A fantastic service all round at a more than reasonable price. I would strongly recommend that anybody looking to sell includes you in any quotes as I'm sure they'll be pleasantly surprised at the difference in costs without jeopardising service and advertising coverage. Hope you all have a great Christmas. Thanks again Steve & Jo R
Thank you for being so nice! Martin, Julie & Oriel, thank you for all your help, and the best estate agent in Bradford. Big thank you Martina & Peter and Oscar the cat
Your stars. If only our Scottish shower could compare. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the help we received from you and all your staff. It was very much appreciated. Many thanks Judith and Allan.
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
To Jason, Julie and Martin, Thank you for all your help and support for the last 7 years. End of an era, helping me rent out my house and finally a sale (very quickly). Love from Shelley S.
Dear Martin, Just to say thank you to you and your colleagues for handling the sale of mum's house, much appreciated. Keep safe, kind regards, Tim W.
Dear Everyone at Martin Lonsdales. Huge thanks for everything you have done it wouldn't have happened without your amazing help! Lots of love Rachel, Sam, Lily & Isac B****.
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).
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