First impressions really do count
Ensure your property is clean, smelling nice and looks like a well cared for property. Potential buyers like to see a loved, looked-after home, so ensure your house is looking its best – clutter free, tidy and welcoming.
Pictures paint a thousand words
The advice above doesn’t just apply to viewings. Some professional photographs will go a long way when marketing your property, and this is something we can take care of. In terms of online listings, experts suggest that properties with the most photographs get the most viewings.
Have a ‘For Sale’ board
This will alert people in the local area that your property is on the market. Many successful sales come from word of mouth and local knowledge, so it’s vital people are aware. This is also beneficial if you live in a particularly desirable area or plot – potential buyers will see the sign, and want to snap your property up.
Keep it neutral
Interior decoration is entirely down to taste. Paint and colour schemes are a personal choice and potential buyers are likely to want to customize the rooms themselves. If you have dark, rich colours then repaint in neutral hues – this will help stop distracting viewers from their own visions for your home.
It’s not just what’s on the inside that counts
Your garden is the first thing potential buyers will see. Good landscaping can transform both the exterior look and feel of your home and will likely get you a higher price. Hiring a professional landscaper would make all the difference, or if you’re green fingered, try it yourself.
Turn up the lights
A sunny, bright house is a happy home. The wrong lighting can make any area seem small and dingy – poorly lit houses often feel dark and dreary. By installing brighter, modern lights you can make your home seem radiant, cheerful and up-to-date. Lighting installations also work well as unique features and can be a great way to stand out.