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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 Everyone at Martin Lonsdales, Thank you for all your help with the sale of * Three Nooked Mews, Kind regards Pam R.
Dear Jason & all the staff at Martin Lonsdale's. Thank you so much for the excellent service we have received in the sale of * Tunwell Lane. Many thanks Sally & Jill.
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 Martin, Jason, 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
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****.
Dear All, Thank you for handling of our house sale, it was nice not to have to worry about anything as you did everything for us. Best wishes Carolyn and Steve Pratt
Morning Jason/Martin Just a quick note to say thank you for all the work you have put into selling the above property. You have been extremely helpful and professional throughout and I can’t thank you enough. I’ll certainly recommend you to friends and colleagues. Thanks again Lindsay
To All Staff at Martin Lonsdale Estate Agents, Thank you for your care and consideration in selling our family home. Pamela, Ruth, Brian & Peter.
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 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.
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