Top Tips for Viewings When You're Selling Your Property
If you want to get the best price for your property it’s important to do everything you can to ensure that your home is shown in the best possible light when viewers come around.
Here are Warners top tips to help make sure that your property makes a great impression on potential buyers.
First Impressions Count
Just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean it’s not true. Buying a new home is an emotional journey for most people so it’s vital that your property makes a great first impression. This can begin before people even walk through the front door.
Make sure that your garden is tidy, the lawn mowed and, if possible, move any bins at the front of property out of sight. If you stay in a flat and the main door is looking a little worn, it can be worth freshening this up with a new coat of paint prior to going onto the market too.
Creating a good first impression will put viewers in a positive frame of mind when they walk into your property.
You would be amazed by how much the space in your property can often be opened up by having a good old-fashioned declutter. Whether it’s the old DVD collection, superfluous furniture or anything else that you don’t really need, now is the time to move these things out of sight. You can use storage space in the property, speak nicely to friends and relatives or put some items into storage. If there are things that you wouldn’t plan on taking with you when you move to your new home it may make more sense to just part ways with them now.
Don’t forget to tidy away the kids toys and move any pets food bowls and toys out of sight during the viewing.
By opening up the space in your property and letting natural light in you can really increase its appeal while allowing buyers to picture themselves living in your home.
A Touch of Sparkle
Giving your home a thorough polish before viewers come round can make a huge difference in showing that the property is clean, fresh and well looked after. Don’t forget taps and chrome fittings in the bathrooms and kitchen to make sure your home is sparkling.
Let An Agent Handle Viewings
Depending on your circumstances, it can make a lot of sense to have an agent handle your viewings for you. If you work nine to five, this will make it easier to accommodate buyers who wish to view during the day as well as removing the hassle of showing people round your home.
Selling and showcasing homes is what a good agent does every day so they will be able to make sure that viewers’ details are captured and their questions answered while still allowing them to feel at ease as they view your home. Viewers are also more likely to be completely open with feedback if they are speaking to an agent than if they are speaking to the owner of a property. If there is something that’s putting potential buyers off you’ll need this honest feedback in order to address any issues.
Don’t Get Put On The Spot
If you would prefer to show viewers round the property yourself, try not to let yourself get put on the spot when it comes to the price that you are looking for. For most people, the simple truth is that you are looking to achieve the best price for your home.
Politely let the viewer know that you are looking to achieve a good price and that if they are interested in offering, they should have a chat with their solicitor and get an offer over to your selling agent. That way your negotiator will be able to deal with all interested parties and help ensure that you get the best result from your sale.
If you’re thinking of selling a property, or if you have any questions about buying or selling, get in touch with Warners today on 0131 667 0232 or by emailing email@example.com and one of our friendly, expert team will be delighted to help.