Freshly ground coffee and home baked bread is the old classic but have you also considered these tips from our experts
You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. A freshly painted front door is a great place to start.
Keep things tidy! A confident buyer sweeps into a room. An unconvinced buyer has to sweep through it!
In winter, have lights on during the day time. You would be amazed how many people don't do this during a viewing.
Draw back the curtains and embrace the light. In summer, natural light
can liven a place up and give a feeling of freshness and cleanliness.
So, draw back those curtains and open those windows.
Fresh air in, damp smells out; make use of 'plug-ins' or scented candles especially if your home has pets.
In vacant properties, always try and leave some key items of furniture behind to give the place a lived in feeling.
If a buyer sits down in a property, it's likely they feel at home,
possibly even thinking of putting in an offer. This is a great sign, so
for this reason, make sure there's space round sofas and armchairs so
viewers don't have to step over coffee tables and magazines to get to
Peeling paint on a window, or a garden gate hanging off its hinges
suggests that work needs to be done on the property. This can really
erode a buyers' confidence and give them ammunition to negotiate harder
on the price.
If you have a garden, make sure your property is as tidy on the
outside as it now is on the inside. If you don't love your home, it is
difficult to expect a would be purchaser to.
In winter, if you have a fireplace, make sure you use it! Everybody loves that feeling of sitting by the crackling fire.
To a nervous buyer, a simple damp stain could conjure images of an impending major leakage. Get it fixed and painted over.
Having worked in estate agency for the last eight years, Andrew has gained a wealth of experience including various aspects of valuation, negotiation and management. Andrew joined Nock Deighton in 2012 as Residential Sales Manager at our Bridgnorth branch. Having achieved a RICS accredited honours degree in Building Surveying. If you are looking for an estate agent in Bridgnorth, Andrew would be delighted to help.
Michael has worked in all aspects of the family business throughout his life and formally joined the firm in 2002 following his graduation from the University of Reading with a degree in Business Economics. A member of the National Association of Estate Agents and also a graduate from Wolverhampton University with a degree in Building Surveying. Following a particularly successful sales track record, especially in challenging economic times, was invited to join the board as Sales & Marketing Director. Michael has particular experience as an estate agent in Bridgnorth, Ludlow & Telford areas.
James joined the company in 1997 and has worked his way up through the ranks to becoming one of the most respected and experienced estate agents in Telford. As a member of the National Association of Estate Agents, James has an almost unrivalled local knowledge in both the Telford rental and sales markets. If you are looking to sell your house in Telford, James's experience will be invalauble for you.
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