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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.
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
Hi Martin Many thanks for the professional and personnel (covid safe) service you offered during the sale of my house. I was impressed with how smooth it progressed in addition to the digital solutions you offered. 12 weeks from offer to completion in the current climate was exceptional. 26/2/2021 Kind Regards Mark
Thank you for your team's professionalism and helpfulness with our house sale. Jason was especially knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the process. It is refreshing to deal with such a capable company at what can be a stressful time and I would definitely recommend you. Best wishes Christine S.
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 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
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
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 Martin & 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.
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