Making the Most of House Viewings
12 May 2021
Michael Malaco offers advice on how get the most out of viewings when your house is on the market.
Follow COVID-19 Guidance and Plan the Viewing in Advance
Your main priority should be planning the viewing in advance. First of all, make sure you read up on the Scottish Government guidance, so you are aware of how house viewings are being conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your selling agent can also advise you on this as well.
If you are conducting the viewing rather than your agent, you will need to make sure you and the property viewers adhere to the relevant social distancing and hygiene guidance.
Virtual Property Viewings
The Scottish Government is advising people to view properties online in the first instance, therefore you should also speak to your agent about providing virtual viewings.
Where to Start a Viewing
The next step is to decide where in your home you would like the viewing to begin. A popular choice is the best downstairs room, to create the best first impression.
If you choose to start upstairs, it is often a good idea to show bedrooms in reverse order. This makes the master bedroom appear larger in comparison and means you also end the viewing on a high note. Then take the viewers into the garden, but always remember to come back in the same door you went out of.
How to End the Viewing
Remember and don’t end the viewing outside in the garden like many do. You really want your viewers to have another look around the house on their own, this gives them a chance to talk to one another in private and ask what one another thinks of the property.
After returning into the home, go back into the best downstairs room and ask if your viewers would like another look around by themselves. Not many people refuse this offer, also remember not to rush them, let them politely know you will wait in the kitchen for them and that there is no hurry, so they can take their time.
Remember and give your viewers time and space to fall in love with your property just as you once did, it could result in an offer and the job being done.