Present your home in the best possible light. Buyers will make first impressions as your potential buyers approach and enter the house, so:-
- make sure the front of the house is tidy and in good order.
- a fresh lick of paint on peeling windows will do wonders for the house’s look.
- repair nicks and scratches, doorknobs that don’t work, squeaky floor boards and wonky handles.
- declutter as much as possible and consider taking highly personal items into storage.
- remove any excess furniture to make the house appear spacious.
Buying a house is often governed by the heart, so you want buyers to feel an emotional attachment to your house.
- the house should be immaculately clean and tidy.
- make the house look and smell fresh with a plentiful supply of flowers
- use subtle deodorisers to make sure any smells of dogs or cats are covered
- put on a fresh pot of coffee to make the home truly welcoming.
- make the house as light and bright as possible – dark and dingy is not good, so replace all faulty bulbs.
- be cautious about asking potential buyers to take their shoes off – it can make some people very uncomfortable.
If you are friendly and welcoming, potential buyers will feel at ease creating the emotional attachment which turns viewers into buyers.
Present your home in the best possible light. Have a crib sheet to answer questions you might ask about your house, the local area, schools, transport, shopping, local pubs and restaurants to name just a few.