The first step to selling a home is to understand what is trending in the local market. Feel free to arrange a no obligation appointment for us to advise you on what can be a very daunting process.
We will gather data and share our local market knowledge with you, so that you, can make the best decisions to suit your needs. We will also share with you how our selling techniques can achieve a better price!
A property does not simply sell itself! FIRST IMPRESSION’S do count, so your property deserves to look its absolute best to ensure you get the best results! We can offer wide angled and enhanced photography, floorplans, brochures, social media coverage, of course our distinctive agency boards and proactive selling techniques.
Our expert advice is shared with our customers to help them make the right decision that suits their needs. Industry data and local market evidence is coupled with our fifteen year’s market experience to support our clients and guide them through a process that is often the biggest transaction they will ever undertake.
Clients can expect flexible, hands on service with guidance throughout the whole selling process that goes beyond a key hand over!
What has been once been your home is about to become home for another. You will soon be presenting your home to the market and hoping to achieve the best possible price. Please consider the following;
**FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT**
Is your home a little old fashioned? It might be worth completing minor updates prior to marketing in order to ensure you get the best possible price. Consider buying new handles for doors, for instance, which are easy to change and an inexpensive way to give your home a lift. Maybe a fresh lick of paint is required, remembering neutral colours are always the best option.
Ensuring all obvious repairs are done will greatly improve your chance of securing an asking price offer on your property. Here are just some of the basics; replace light bulbs, fix leaking guttering, re-fix kitchen doors hanging off, secure loose tiles. One of the most obvious items, which is very easily missed, is flooring. If it is worn or badly stained, replace it. Make sure it looks reasonable and most importantly, it’s of a neutral colour.
Obvious but so often overlooked. Remember to clean the house from top to bottom, ensuring you don’t miss those cluttered cupboards. Storage really important for most buyers, so expect them to open cupboards and drawers. It goes without saying that the bathroom and kitchen need to be sparkling. Don’t forget to hide away all the day to day toiletries that no one enjoys looking at. Hide away cleaning products, too. Clear surfaces of anything other than good-looking toiletries.
You need to be able to step away from what’s been your home, and see it how potential buyers will. Everyone has different taste, but de-cluttering a property can make the home feel larger, lighter and more welcoming. You only have one chance to impress potential applicants. Be brutal, spend time sorting through those boxes that have been piled up in the spare room for ages and throw away what’s not needed. Distinguish what’s a collectible and what’s clutter. Don’t forget to pack away things like toys and shoes, it’s all important to make it free from cutter to ensure it feels spacious.
Put together all the documents to do with your property, including any guarantees for repairs, certificates for gas and electrical work or services, council tax bills and any other documentation you have. Your solicitor will ask for these and having them ready, will enable you to act fast when the offers come in.
Almost everybody loves pets except the people walking through your door. So, while this might be hard, try to ensure any pets are not around at the time of viewings. You want the house to be the talking point, not the unwanted attention of pets. Try to ensure there are no signs of pets, and no unpleasant or strong smells. Remember, it’s those FIRST IMPRESSIONS that are so important.
We take security VERY SERIOUSLY, and ensure appointments are confirmed prior to attending. NEVER let anyone enter your home unless they have an appointment arranged through us! Please do not tell a prospective buyer the price you are willing to accept and never be tempted to accept an offer in your own home, even if it is at your asking price. Politely explain your preference for negotiations to be conducted through your estate agent. Our experienced negotiators are there to assess the potential buyer's financial ability and achieve the best price for you.
While it may seem a positive step, swapping contact details with a prospective client can cause numerous problems down the line. We are here to get you the best possible price, and in order to do so, it is always best to for all communications to come via us. It is what we are here for.