Wed 25 May 2022
Putting your home on the market is a big life decision and one which takes a lot of careful consideration and thoughtful planning.
The team at Brown & Cockerill are dedicated to taking you through the whole process of selling your home, from start to finish.
Here to help you on your journey of getting your property on the market, we have put together our top tips for selling your home.
First impressions are everything! Ensure your property looks its best prior to your photos being taken and before each viewing. Remove or hide unnecessary items that may be cluttering a room to help show off the space you have. The same applies to outside spaces. Potential viewers will often pass by before deciding whether to book a viewing so make sure the front of your property is clear, clean and bins are stored out of sight.
If you have a room that isn't used, help buyers visualise how they could use the space by dressing the room. This could be by adding a desk to showcase the room's potential as a home office or a vanity to show as a dressing room.
Before your photographs are taken, ask a friend for their honest opinion. They may spot something that can be easily addressed, fixed or improved, leading to a better viewing experience.
Before each viewing, eliminate any house odours that might be present from pets or cooking. This can be as easy as opening windows or lighting a scented candle. Additionally, ensure your property is warm and inviting to enhance the potential buyer's experience.
Your agent will be able to help you identify your key buyers and what budget they are likely to have. Pricing too strongly might lead to less or no interest and therefore lower offers in the long run. Pricing correctly should lead to a competitive marketing campaign and strong offers.
If you’re thinking of selling your home this year and would like further advice from our experts, call us on 01788 551111.