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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.

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.
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.
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
Dear Martin, I am writing to thank you, Julie and Lynne for the support throughout the sale of my mother's house in Pudsey (* The Fairway). Your regular updates by email and telephone helped considerably to ensure things progressed smoothly. I would be pleased to recommend your organisation to others requiring an Estate Agent. Could I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and New Year. Yours faithfully, M Driver. 16/12/2019.
At Last! Denisa has told me the good news! Thank you for getting the meters read. Please can you send me the readings as I need them in order to submit my forms? I really appreciate all the help you have given me, and your patience too! I hope most of your sales are less fraught.... Best wishes Lis
“We cannot speak highly enough of Martin Lonsdale... his service has been brilliant throughout our house sale! Martin has gone above and beyond for us. Nothing is ever too much trouble for him, he always responds quickly to communication. He has been the one person we could rely on to do a good job in the whole buying and selling process! We are so glad we chose a local estate agent to sell our house over an internet one, it’s been invaluable to have that personal service and local market knowledge!” 18th May 2021. Jonny & Georgie
To 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.
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
To Martin, Oriel and staff. Thank you for being so patient with our sale at Brackendale. Love Karen and Mark J******.
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