Selling your home is not always easy. Flattering property details and photos may draw potential buyers to your door, but a large number of viewings does not necessarily mean your property will be snapped up quickly. Here are a few tips to get buyers interested:
Smarten up the outside
First impressions are everything. A well-tended front garden, a clean front door and pathways cleared of leaves make all the difference. If you share a communal entrance, give that a sweep or hoover.
Light up your home
Make sure your home looks inviting. If the viewing is after dark, put the light on inside your porch or hallway and make sure your house number or name is clearly lit. Check all outdoor lighting is working. Indoors, keep curtains and blinds open while there is daylight outside to make the most of the natural light in your home.
Keep the focus on your property
Turn off the TV, radio and music, and keep children and pets either quiet or out of the house. Potential buyers want to concentrate on the rooms they are viewing – distractions could affect their overall impression.
Clean and tidy
Your property does not need to look freshly decorated, but clean and tidy spaces do make a difference. Wash the windows and woodwork, clean out the kitchen cupboards, and touch up or repair chips in wallpaper and paintwork.
Make sure it is realistic
Too much clutter can make a room look less attractive, but don’t overdo the minimalism. You are selling a home to be lived in, so make sure it looks that way.
Let your viewer feel comfortable
You may already be viewing other properties yourself, so you will know how it feels to step inside a stranger’s house. Give your viewers time and space to look around and suggest that you answer any questions afterwards.
They, possibly like you, will already be thinking about the home surveys that follow. For a comprehensive homebuyers report Berkshire has a good choice of local conveyancers, such as https://www.samconveyancing.co.uk/Homebuyers-Survey/Home-Buyers-Survey-Berkshire. Make sure your surveyor is RICS accredited, and check what type of survey you are likely to need.
Buying and selling homes can be stressful and the process can fail at the last hurdle, so make sure you do everything you can to make each viewing count. Make sure your home looks inviting. If the viewing is after dark, put the light on inside your porch or hallway and make sure your house number or name is clearly lit. Check all outdoor lighting is working. Indoors, keep curtains and blinds open while there is daylight outside to make the most of the natural light in your home.