How To Make Your Property Stand Out From the Crowd
15 September 2022
Estate Agency Manager at Beveridge & Kellas, Angela Connery, has given us her advice on how to make your home as appealing as possible to viewers and potential buyers.
Many say “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” and the same goes for property viewings.
To many, buying a property comes with great emotional weight and will perhaps be the biggest financial commitment they will make. Therefore, try to stand out and capture their interest as soon as they walk in.
Make sure it is clean
Clean, tidy, de-clutter and enhance your home ahead of viewings, these things can make the world of difference on the amount of interest and in fact any offer to follow. The more people who would love to buy your property the better it will be in the long run. So, have them fall in love with your décor and soft furnishings, even though these items won’t be included in the sale, it’s showing what it could be like for them to live there.
If you feel you need to squeeze around something to get to another room or round a table then rearrange the furniture as this will make the place feel smaller. If you have children, let them play with toys but for viewings pick them up and put them away again, creating neater floor space.
Remove any empty bottles such as shower gel and shampoo from the bathroom, these items won’t gain attention from potential buyers no matter how expensive they are. Place freshly washed or laundered towels out and make sure the place sparkles as best you can. This also goes for the kitchen – remove as many utensils as possible from work surfaces allowing buyers to see the extent of the workspace available. The kitchen and bathroom are usually the more important areas potential buyers are interested in.
When it comes to bedrooms, make sure all beds are made and there isn’t mess on the floors.
Pay attention to the garden
If the property you are selling has a garden, then this is also a massive selling feature so make it look the best you can. Cut the grass and cut back everything overgrown. A garden can be an extension to any home so, if possible, extend a living/eating area into the garden. You do not have to go to great expense just use your imagination.
Photographs and videos are a great marketing and advertising tool now so make sure your property is ready for this to be done. It is not the photographer’s job to prepare the property for you, they can only work with what is in front of them so stand back and look and make sure your home is ready.