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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 Martin and all the staff. Thank you very much for all your help & advice in selling our house. With best wishes from Ann & Ian W'. 10/12/19
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).
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
To everyone at Lonsdales, thank you for selling ''mega mansion'', especially to Jason who had to put up with me the most! Love from Philippa and Bernard x
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 Sorry for the delay in replying to Jason’s email but we have had broadband problems in our new house. Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you to you all ......no one could have gone the extra mile trying to secure a sale for Cyprus Avenue more than you guys. Martin your company is quite unique in the respect that every single one of you actually care about what you do and after thirty years in the industry that is very refreshing. As you are aware the property is now rented, however I would still consider selling it for the right price in a couple of years maybe. I realised I was just giving it away and I don’t want to do that so when the markets right then hopefully that will be a possibility and obviously I would like you to market it and sell it. Excellent service wish you had a branch in Sheffield! Very kind regards Sharren
To Martin, Oriel and staff. Thank you for being so patient with our sale at Brackendale. Love Karen and Mark J******.
To Everyone at Martin Lonsdales, Thank you for all your help with the sale of * Three Nooked Mews, Kind regards Pam R.
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
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.
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