Mavor & Co are always on hand to offer you advice on selling your home. While there’s no denying that location and price are important, as a seller there are steps that you can take to help the potential buyer see your property in its best light.
- Clean – spring clean your house from top to bottom before putting it on the market. If you know you have viewing, tidy away dishes from the draining board, give the bathroom a quick wipe around, make up beds, tidy away magazines and newspapers.
- De-clutter and de-personalise – Potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in your house, so get rid of ornaments and photos – especially posters in kid’s bedrooms. Put things you don’t really use on a daily basis in the loft or storage. Clutter makes homes seem smaller and disorganised.
- First Impressions – they say you can only make one “first impression” and people usually form their first impression within 30 seconds. The front of your house is a good place to spend a little extra time and money. For example you could, plant flowers, trim bushes, weed, pick up leaves, repaint your front door, replace tarnished house numbers or dented letterboxes and park your car away from the house.
- Pets – always keep your pets under control. Try confining them to a specific area. Although you may love your pets, they can be off-putting to other people, and smells can be offensive, so make sure there are no lingering odours in furniture or flooring, and if there is, get them cleaned.
- Condition – If there are any outstanding repairs we would advise you have them done prior to commissioning your Home Report.
- Viewings –many potential buyers would prefer that the seller not be present during a viewing, to avoid limiting the buyer’s conversation or making them uncomfortable.