Presentation

Preparing your property for sale

In the selling process the presentation of your home is hugely important and a vital part of making a quick and successful sale. Potential buyers only view your home for a brief period and are often swayed by surface impressions, so making sure they take away a positive image of your home is key. A messy, untidy home is always off-putting and can suggest that extra investment will be required after the sale is made. So making sure gardens are tidy, fresh paint is applied to the exterior; half-decorated rooms are finished and rooms are light, airy and tidy is important. Taking a little time to improve the presentation of your home costs nothing but can make a big difference.

First impressions really do count when selling or letting your home that is why builders go to so much trouble with a beautifully decorated and furnished show home when selling brand new homes. Not everyone can achieve the same effect but there are ways you can improve the presentation of your home.

Remember, interested parties spend what is only a relatively short period viewing the property and in that time they do not take in an awful lot only the most obvious. They are truly trying to work out whether they would be happy living there. They only see what is obvious to them.

Approach

The drive and front garden are important and should be free of litter and well looked after.

Exterior

The front elevation is important as people often drive by first before deciding to view. A coat of paint will help therefore, if it is necessary.


Interior

There is no doubt that an immaculately decorated and fitted property will sell or let better and for more money than one that isn’t but its general condition would have been taken into account in the valuation and it may not be worth doing vast works to improve the interior. If one room is redecorated and not the rest of the house this can look odd. Equally if there are obvious faults that can be readily put right it is worth doing that.


Tidiness

It is important to keep the property as clean and tidy as you can and you will create more space by putting unwanted items away. Some clients may bribe their children to keep their rooms tidy but many interested parties will have children themselves. Remember this is your house you are presenting to the general public and you need to be proud of it.


Pets

Take particular care to clean up the areas they inhabit and eliminate any strong smells. In the case of dogs it is usually best to keep them out of site as some people can be frightened by them.

Light

People react more positively to properties they see that are bright and light so during the day keep curtains wide open and windows clean. At night switch all the lights on, replacing any blown bulbs or tubes.

Sounds

The best sounds to have when showing people around your home are the sounds of peace and quiet. Avoid loud noises, barking dogs, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and make sure the TV and stereo are turned off..

Smell

Smell has more impact that you might think. Clean kitchens and bathrooms with lemon bleach and use polish on your furniture. Place flowers and pot-pourri strategically throughout your home.

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