Presenting Your Property
First impressions can make you- or cost you- thousands of dollars. Your buyer should be impressed from the moment they walk in the doorâ€¦
Make sure the front of the property looks appealing and inviting. A weed-free garden and some attractive pot plants- borrowed or hired- can make all the difference.
Clean and bright
Before every viewing give your property a once over, ensuring that the windows are clean inside and out- itâ€™s surprising how much difference it makes to the light.
Cut the clutter
You want the prospective buyers to be able to imagine their own belonging in the property, so de-clutter to keep things tidy. Less clutter will also help make the size of each room appear larger.
Create warmth by preparing your home to suit the temperature of the day. If itâ€™s cold, light fires; turn on patio heaters and heating. If itâ€™s hot, turn on fans and cooling systems.
Get rid of smoke and pet odour. Open the windows, brew some fresh coffee, and brighten the place up with fresh flowers. If youâ€™re burning incense, make sure it is subtle. In the kitchen, hand-pick herbs and place them in a glass of water.
Light and magic
Increase the sense of space with mirrors and lights and leave all internal doors open. We will open curtains and turn all the lights on when we arrive prior to inspection.
Always clean and tidy up after your pets and take them out of the property during open times if possible.
From leaking taps and a broken bulb, make sure the minor repairs are taken care of. A lick of paint will freshen scuffs and scrapes in the woodwork. Thereâ€™s no need to redecorate, just some basic maintenance work will help to ensure buyers donâ€™t find any faults. Why let a small thing jeopardise a big deal?
Buy new towels for the bathroom, and fresh or natural- looking latex flowers for table.
Perception is reality, and creating a warm, homely and inviting environment will position your property ahead of others in your buyers mind.