If you’re in the thought process of selling your house this summer, Palmer and Partners Estate Agents can help. Selling your property can always be a bit of a stressful affair, but the early summer period can be an ideal time to get your property on the market!
Here are a few things to think about before selling and attracting that all important buyer.
Giving your house that homely feeling is important, having that fresh feel to it could prove decisive to buyers. Giving the illusion of space is key, even if you are generally a tidy person - toys should be put away and a good clean of the house is essential. Furniture, worktops and bathroom tiles should all be sparkling, while checking for dust and cobwebs is a must. You can also include the garden in the clean up operation, mowing front and/or rear lawns and killing any weeds etc - Showing off both house and garden in it’s full potential, ready for viewings to commence.
A little redecoration may be good way to put the freshness back into the property, a lick of paint does wonders for a lifeless room lacking light. This could include painting the building, front door and garage door.
Minor repairs are sometimes overlooked, but when selling your house these little things will make a whole lot of difference to the overall appearance of the property. Broken switches or handles and holes in the walls fall into this category also.
Potential buyers will ideally want big rooms with natural light coming into the property, rearranging a room can maximise the space within. Pulling up blinds and drawing curtains can be a boost. For rooms with no windows or fail to get any sunlight, increase your wattage on your lightbulbs - Giving the room a brighter effect.
Not necessarily a housing problem, but if you have children or pets it might be best to not have them around when a potential buyer comes round to view your house.
- Pets - Dogs/Cats may generate a bad odour, which could be off-putting to a buyer. In addition, some people have a fear of them. Litter trays, water bowls etc should be put away.
However, a prospective buyer may be paying more attention to your dog and not your home if they are a pet lover.
- Children - Ideally you want your full attention on the buyer and any questions they have regarding the home, if you have small children and a problem arises you might have to take care of them - preventing answers to the buyer's’ questions.
Moving home should be an exciting time and we are here to help you every step of the way. Palmer & Partners pride ourselves on our business and working relationships. We like to be in regular contact with you throughout the process, providing viewing feedback and constructive advice ensuring you feel informed, involved and in control.
We hope this five point plan has helped ahead of selling your house, potentially with us at Palmer & Partners Estate Agents. If you would like to contact us visit our contact page on our website or alternatively you can ring us on 01255 444384.