Top Tips to Get the Best Price For Your Property This Autumn
With summer behind us there is a little bit more of a chill in the air but for property sellers in Edinburgh and the Lothians, competition is starting to heat up. With more properties now available for sale than at almost any time over the last two years, it’s more important than ever to do everything that you can to attract buyers if you want to get the best price for your property.
Here are some of our top tips for those looking to sell a property in Edinburgh and the Lothians to help you to get the best result from your sale.
Be Available for Early Viewings
Most properties look at their best during the daytime when the light is better. Viewers also tend to prefer seeing properties during daylight hours, especially if your home is in an area that they are less familiar with.
As the nights are drawing in, you will want to make yourself available to cover viewings during the morning and early afternoon where possible. If that isn’t possible you could ask a friend or family member to help with covering viewings. You can also speak to your solicitor estate agent to see if they offer a professional viewing agent service to help make sure that you can get as many potential buyers along when your property is looking its best.
Clear up Fallen Leaves
Keeping on top of fallen leaves can feel like a never-ending challenge at this time of year, but it’s important that you do if you want to make a good first impression with buyers. Don’t forget to clear out gutters and give any pathways a good sweep to make sure they’re clear prior to any viewings.
Air out Your Property
At this time of year it’s easy for condensation to build up on windows. Make sure to open windows and air out your property well in advance of potential viewers coming round to make sure they aren’t greeted by unsightly wet windows.
Give Viewers a Warm Welcome
Buyers will want their new home to be warm and cosy, so don’t feel you have to delay turning the central heating on until winter. Having the heating on at a low heat will help take the chill off your property, allowing potential buyers to feel warm and welcome as they look round your home.
Let the Light In
Sunlight can be in short supply at this time of year, but there are still things that you can do to help bring light into your home. If you have any furniture or ornaments that are obstructing windows, try to move these where possible. Consider investing in daylight bulbs to help brighten up your bathroom and kitchen. You can also use cushions and soft furnishings to brighten up the rooms in your home with warm, vibrant, autumnal colours.
Showcase Your Garden
Since lockdown ended, buyers have been placing a greater value on finding properties with an outdoor space. Having your garden or patio looking its best is vital if you want to get the highest price for your property. Be sure to tidy away any toys from the summer and keep the lawn looking nice and tidy. Adding some autumnal flowers like dahlias or chrysanthemums is a great way to introduce a splash of colour to the garden to help impress viewers.
Even if you are staying in a flat with access to a communal garden that you rarely use, your buyer may well plan on using the space so it’s worth taking the time to make sure it’s looking tidy and in order.
If you’ve got a property that you’re thinking of selling, or if you’ve got any questions about the buying and selling process, get in touch with Warners today on 0131 662 4747, or by email at email@example.com and we’ll be delighted to help.