The 12 Days of Property Selling
Twelve friendly welcomes
A happy smile and a friendly welcome will make potential buyers feel more at home when they arrive for a viewing. Always make sure you feel honoured that they are looking at your property.
Eleven minor fixes
If there are small repairs that need to be made, it’s a good idea to do them before people come to view the place. Doing so can make the difference between losing a buyer and gaining one.
Ten painted walls
If the house or flat is in need of a facelift, give each room a lick of paint before you sell. It can freshen up any area, and will help potential buyers to see the place looking its very best.
Nine polished surfaces
Tidy, spotless surfaces, especially in the kitchen, are a must for anyone who wants to sell their home. Viewers will be put off from the start if there are pots and pans waiting to be washed up and overly congested open spaces.
Eight rooms a-gleaming
Every part of the house needs to be tidied up and, crucially, cleared of any unnecessary clutter. Potential buyers will be looking at several properties, so make sure yours stands out from the rest.
Seven brighter homes
Nobody wants to see dark, uninspiring rooms when they go viewing. Make sure your windows and mirrors are cleaned and that the home is bright. Side lamps in previously dark corners are a good idea.
Six tidy gardens
Many sellers treat the garden as an after-thought, but they need to realise just how important this area is. Potential buyers will want to picture themselves relaxing here in the summer, so make sure it looks perfect.
Five fresh towels
A clean, welcoming bathroom can make a huge difference to the overall perception of your home, so make sure it’s in tip-top condition. Fresh towels are a good idea, because they will add to the overall ambience.
Four shining floors
Many people notice the floors of a room before they notice anything else, so it makes sense to ensure they look their best. Wooden floors need to be waxed to leave them gleaming, and carpets should be clean and stain-free.
Three bunches of flowers
Fresh flowers will add a touch of elegance to any room, and of course will help to create a more relaxed atmosphere. Bowls of fruit will also add to the overall feel-good factor of your home.
Two cups of coffee
It’s always nice to walk into a home and to be greeted by the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee. Be sure to offer visitors a drink to make them feel welcome, and to encourage them to give your property a more thorough viewing.
And an agent that you can really trust
Here at James Neave the Estate Agent, we always go the extra mile to help you sell your property for the right price. We have all the expertise and experience you need, so contact us today for a chat.