Top Tips For Selling Your Edinburgh Property This Spring
Sellers have been enjoying a booming property market in Edinburgh with most properties spending only two or three weeks on the market before going under offer.
In a good market it’s easy for sellers to fall into the trap of thinking that they can cut corners – either in how their homes is presented or where it is marketed - because their property “will sell anyway”.
What matters though is not simply selling your property, but making sure that you get the best possible price. To do that every little thing helps, even in a strong market.
Here are our top tips to help you get the best price for your property this spring.
First Impressions Matter It may sound like a cliché but first impressions really do count. Buying a home is an emotional decision and many buyers can make up their mind about a property before they’ve even walked through the front door.
For most potential buyers the first time they see your home will be through its photographs online, either on Warners website or one of the major property portals. It’s vital that these photographs show your home looking at its absolute best if you want to attract potential buyers and give them the right first impression. At Warners we use professional photographers to showcase the homes that we market.
Maximising Kerb Appeal It’s vital to give viewers the best first impression when they come to see your property in person too. Simple things like cleaning your front door, giving it a lick of paint and polishing the letterbox can be a great start.
If you have a front garden you can add a splash of colour with flowers like daffodils, primroses and violets now that spring is here.
Make sure that any external bins are hidden away if possible, that paths and driveways are clear of weeds, and that your windows are clean and sparkling.
Let There Be Light! In Edinburgh we aren’t always blessed with fabulous sunshine, so when we are you should make the most of it. With spring upon us, if you are expecting viewers round when the sun is out then make sure to let as much natural light in as possible. Throw open the curtains, draw back the blinds and let viewers see your home at its warm, welcoming best.
Make Sure Your Home Is Seen By As Many Buyers As Possible Finally and most importantly, you need to make sure that your home is seen by as many potential buyers as possible. When you’re choosing an agent, make sure that they will advertise your home on all of the major websites including ESPC, Rightmove, Zoopla and s1homes.
Trying to save a few hundred pounds on marketing fees can end up costing you thousands of pounds on the selling price your property achieves. We get the majority of buyer enquiries from ESPC and recent, independently verified research has shown that, on average, properties marketed on ESPC achieve an extra 3% over and above the Home Report valuation compared to those that are not.
If you’re thinking of selling a property this spring you can book a free, no-obligation valuation with Warners today. Alternatively, get in touch on 0131 667 0232 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will be delighted to help.