Here at Kings Estates, we don’t only think like Estate Agents. We also think it’s important to consider the market from every aspect, especially from the viewpoint of buyers and vendors alike. With this in mind, I’ve put together a simple guide on how you can increase your chances of successfully marketing your property and achieving that hard-earned sale over the next few months of 2020. There’s plenty of options to consider to help make your property more attractive to prospective buyers…
Is your property in the best possible condition to attract buyers? That bit of chipped skirting board in the kitchen. You know the one. It’s been like that since Elbie, the pesky Cockapoo chewed his way through the house room by room when you bought him home from the kennel…
Fixing small issues that don’t take up a great deal of time or money will help give your house a fresh and updated look
Holes in walls, broken doorknobs, cracked tiles, torn or threadbare carpets. Many buyers want to move in without making changes, so allow for this
Giving your walls a fresh lick of neutral paint will make your home seem lighter and bigger
Create a good first impression and give the front door a new coat of brightly coloured paint!
The Devil is in the detail so remember, a lot of other houses on the market will have had a revamp to attract prospective buyers so ensure your property looks just as, if not more appealing, to gain an edge on your competition!
Being houseproud has never been more crucial to the saleability of your property, especially during the marketing process. The difference in feedback you will receive from buyers if your property is kept clean and tidy during this period will be amazing…
A big declutter followed by a deep ‘Spring’ clean can make a huge difference to the appearance of your home
Clear away things you do not need on display
Clean everything until it sparkles. Get rid of limescale, clean and repair tile grout, wax wooden floors, get rid of all odours, hang up fresh towels. This will make the place more appealing and allow viewers to imagine living there
When it comes to cleaning, pay particular attention to the carpets and upholstery. Getting them professionally cleaned can give them a new lease of life!
There are plenty of considerations that people forget to think about which will help your property stand out from the crowd...
Wall mirrors can help make a room appear much bigger and brighter. Consider putting some up, especially in hallways or smaller rooms
Ensure windows are properly dressed with blinds or curtains. Naked windows make a property feel impersonal or neglected
Replace any broken light fixtures and keep windows clean inside and out. This will help make your home feel light and airy which will make rooms seem bigger and the property more attractive
Put lamps on in any dark corners. A soft lamp in the bathroom can create a warm glow
As the age-old adage goes, don’t judge a book by its cover…Unfortunately, most people do, and this is why creating the best first impression for prospective buyers is key. The outside of your home has likely taken a bit of a bettering recently from Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis…
Giving your window frames, front door, and garage a fresh lick of paint can improve the kerb appeal of your property and make it stand out from its neighbours
During winter months, jet wash patios and the façade of your home to blow away any unwanted dirt and winter weather
Keeping the property and its outdoor spaces neat and tidy helps to show buyers that you are serious about selling. Taking pride in your property will always impress prospective buyers
Give your back garden some attention too. Make it a priority to have this tidied up before any marketing photos take place
Leaf sweeping, fence painting and mowing the lawn will instantly make it look neater. (Diagonally mowed lawns will make your garden appear larger.)
Bad smells are the single biggest turn off for prospective buyers. A bad odour or lingering smell will last longer in the memory of prospective buyers than worn wallpaper or dirty carpets will…
Don’t cover smells…trace if required, and fix the source of any bad smells present
Clear drains, wash bins, open windows, and air the kitchen from old cooking smells
Old furniture may smell damp or have embedded smells. Get rid of them
If you are a smoker, place bowls of vinegar around the house and leave out for three days. Though the vinegar will smell when you open the windows, it will disappear quickly, taking most of the stale cigarette smell with it.
Good smells can make a property feel like an alluring home
While it might be impractical to bake fresh bread, cakes or brownies for every viewer that visits your home, you could perhaps brew some fresh coffee
These are just a few tips and tricks you can implement right away to help increase your chances of getting your property sold quickly and efficiently. The list is not exhaustive but these are all good places to start, today, to get that dream sale in 2020!