FIRST IMPRESSIONS DEFINITELY COUNT
Make sure you consider the first impressions someone will have when they arrive at your property. Don’t overlook what is known as kerbside appeal so whether it’s the entrance door to an apartment or the front garden of the house this is where the first impression begins.
Put yourself in the position of the prospective buyer. Are there any small repairs which will make a big difference that you could get on with?
Clean gutters, touch up any chipped paint, neaten the garden and finish off any ongoing building work/repairs before putting the property on the market.
DE-CLUTTER & FRESHEN UP
The first rule must be to de-clutter. You might even surprise yourself by seeing how much space you have once you have moved bulky coats, sports bags and piles of papers that are around your home.
It should then go without saying that a really deep clean will make a world of difference. This should include hidden areas like behind the sofa and inside cupboards and especially any glass whether it’s windows or a coffee table.
Once you have de-cluttered and cleaned, a good tidy up of everything which remains on show is next, plump up the cushions and straighten all the bedding and display any toiletries which remain on show in an attractive way.
Finally don’t forget all the age-old tricks of things like fragranced candles and fresh flowers in clean water.
CHECK YOU CAN AFFORD TO SELL BEFORE PUTTING THE PROPERTY UP FOR SALE
Make sure you do not have an outstanding mortgage over and above the price you are realistically going to achieve. Equally, check with your lender that there are no unexpected penalties or restrictions on selling the property.
INSTRUCT A SOLICITOR WHO COMES RECOMMENDED
When it comes to selling your home, a solicitor who deals with enquiries and progresses the sale in a manner that supports your expectations is essential. If the sale isn’t progressing, your house isn’t selling!
Estate Agents who are worth their salt will be in regular contact with the conveyancers on both sides. See our recommended solicitors here.
CHOOSE THE BEST AGENT.
You will only sell your own home once, so choosing an estate agent who is committed to achieving the best price possible and delivering the sale in the time frame you need is a big decision.
At Monroe, we are confident that our incredible marketing, personal service and expert advice will exceed your expectations. Book a valuation here.