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:
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.
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.