1) Prepare Your Home For Potential Buyers.
2) Declutter – When you walk into a room, every item should have its place.
3) Assume your potential buyers need that helping hand – Is it clear what each room is used for?
4) Emphasise the good points about your home and think hard about the potential.
5) Every room needs to feel spacious – Get ready to redefine each room. This may seem impossible but you never know you might decide to stay!
6) Consider giving each room a quick paint makeover – This will show buyers that you look after your house, but also that they can look forward to moving in without much fuss or cost.
7) First Impressions count – The front door says a lot about you and what will be inside.
8) Do the minor repairs that you have been avoiding. These will stand out so they will make a massive difference.
9) Spring clean your house – Clean the carpets – You don’t want a showhouse but you need to be close. The difference been of course is that you will have a few personal items that will bring that homely feel.
10) Pause and look at your house – Ideally what needs done to make that difference. Even a tidy garage sets the scene.
11) The garden is for relaxing – Do you have areas where this can happen. Set the scene with a BBQ and some seating. A bright sunshade over a table is a quick fix.
12) Think of the questions you could be asked.
If the potential buyer made an offer but wanted a fast exchange, would you move into rented accommodation?
They will ask about schooling, If the roads are busy, where are the sports facilities etc. Do you homework and even consider handing the buyer a printed sheet. They will then go home and have something to read and consider.
Getting A Great Price For Your Property
Only when you have done points 1 – 12 will you get a great price for your property. The aim is to get many potential buyers into your property where you can then choose which buyer will help you get to your next property.
Ask them about their situation.
Are they in a property chain?
Have they sold their property?
Why are they moving?
And when you have time you can think about which Conveyancer is best suited to handle your transaction.
Have they got a mortgage in place?
When would they look to move?
Like you, do they want a fast conveyance completion?