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Preparing the property for sale

As any agent will tell you it’s vital to show your property at its best if you want to achieve a satisfactory sale price. Not every agent has the benefit of our expertise when it comes to highlighting the features and benefits that make potential purchasers choose your property.

Presentation
Always present your property in the best possible condition. You should always try to keep in mind when presenting your property for sale that a potential purchaser has to imagine themselves living there. It is more important to keep the property clean and free from clutter than it is to make expensive upgrades to the fixtures and fittings as these are largely dictated by personal taste.

Some clients can be unimaginative , if their lifestyle differs vastly from your own they can find it difficult to see themselves in the home, it can be beneficial, therefore for ourselves to conduct viewings in order to enable pets to be walked/ children taken out for example.

These tips have been prepared as a guide:

Neutral decor works best

Remove all clutter

Gardens should be neat and tidy

Pets taken out for viewings

If the property is to be left unoccupied, depending on the time of year, place the heating on a low setting and place static air fresheners around the property. This will provide a welcoming atmosphere for prospective purchasers and could make the difference as to whether or not they decide to offer on your property.

Where possible present the rooms for their intended purpose ie; try to have a dining table in the designated area / double bed in a spacious bedroom.

Try to collate information relating to central heating/rewiring/damp proof course/ extensions etc in readiness for queries that potential viewers may have.

We will always give you a comprehensive assessment of any actions we feel are necessary when we meet with you at the initial market appraisal.

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