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ADVICE ON PREPARING YOUR HOME
We are more than happy to give you advice and tips on how to present your home.
It’s important to thoroughly clean your home before potential buyers come for viewings. It may be advisable to hire professional cleaners in some cases.
Things like carpets, couches, and curtains hold smells that can make or break a viewing, so be sure to do all that you can to make your property shine.
It’s very important to declutter items in your house. Giving potential buyers a better feel for the size of the property.
Naturally, you’ll want to eliminate bad smells as a priority – think pet beds, rubbish bins, toilets, carpets, mustiness, etc. – but equally, you don’t want to go overboard with the good ones, either. Subtlety is key.
Don’t be shy here. Ask a friend or neighbour to give you an honest opinion. Does my house smell? isn’t an easy question to ask, but it will serve you well. It’s incredible just how used to familiar smells we become.
We’ve all got tonnes of ‘stuff’ these days, and buyers really do like to see that theirs can be safely tucked away somewhere. Showcasing storage doesn’t simply mean remembering to show viewers where it is – you can do better than that!
Take a little time to actually organise your storage before you show people around. Simple changes that make the most of what you’ve got can make a big difference, so consider racks, drawers, hangers and such before you go to market.
If your storage spaces are filled to overflowing, consider taking out a short-term self-storage unit. If this is a route you decide to go down, think about everything you can move out. Again, goes as minimal as you can and empty the house as much as possible…even the loft!
Improving how your property looks from the outside is as important as how it feels once you’re inside, yet it often gets overlooked. Make sure that the front garden, if you have one, is tidy, all of your windows are sparkling, and the front door looks inviting.
Huge improvements can be made with almost no effort whatsoever. Open up those blinds and curtains and let natural light stream in. For those selling during the winter months or who have evening viewers, add plenty of floor and table lamps to a rooms that could use a little extra brightness.
Bright rooms always appear more spacious than dim and dark ones, so always be sure there’s enough light throughout the house before you start showcasing it.
We arrange our private viewings for the best time to suit both owners and buyers.
Open viewings are generally held on Saturday and Sundays.
We take high quality photos to make sure buyers have the best possible representation of your home.
We have just started creating video tours of homes we are selling. Giving potential buyer a realistic experience of walking through the property.
We can also create floorplans of homes we are selling when necessary.
We understand that some buyers would like to sell their house with privacy in mind. Get in contact with us if you require this service and we can work out the method that works best for you.