So you’ve decided to move; you’ve had valuations and chosen your agent, but how do you make your property saleable?
Your agent will advise on the best marketing and advertising strategy along with wording on how best to promote your property however, there are a few things you can do to help with the photos, presentation and possibilities of getting the best price.
Viewers are often hypercritical of properties, after all they are looking for a reason to knock you down in price – make sure you do all those little niggly jobs. Oil that squeaking door, repair the garden fence, replace the seal round your bath – small jobs can seem large in buyers eyes and they also make them think you do not maintain your property.
Make sure all the light bulbs are working, this includes kitchen extractors, bathroom vanity lights and outside lights. A bright property appears welcoming.
Sort your cupboards out – crammed cupboards make buyers think you have no storage space. Where possible make sure your loft is also accessible.
Make a good first impression and increase your kerb appeal – jet wash flags or decking, tidy up bins and weed the front garden. Bright pots and baskets really help with photos – and you can take them with you when you move.
Pets smells, food smells and smoke can all be off putting to buyers – keep windows and doors open prior to viewings.
Get the basics right and last-minute preparation for viewings will be easier.